On multiple choice tests and negative marking

Karandikar, Rajeeva L. (2010) On multiple choice tests and negative marking Current Science, 99 (8). pp. 1042-1045. ISSN 0011-3905

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We critically examine the impact of marking schemes in multiple choice tests on the outcomes. We postulate reasonable models for the distribution of marks as well as of the guessing behaviour of the candidates when they do not know the correct answer. Through simulation, we show that the impact is significant. We suggest an alternative for improving the outcome.

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Keywords:Gatecrasher; Multiple Choice Test; Negative Marks; Random Guess
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