How to Create a Timed Quiz


With ProProfs Quiz Maker, you can allot maximum time to complete the whole quiz or set a time for each question. The feature lets you prevent cheating on your quiz and allows quiz takers to set aside time for taking the quiz.

You can also adjust the date and time settings to disallow attempts on your quiz after a specific date.


Watch this quick video guide to learn about timed quizzes.



Or continue reading to learn it step-by-step.


Benefits of creating a timed quiz:


  • Prevent cheating by not giving quiz takers enough time to find answers from books or the internet

  • Keep the quiz takers informed about the time spent answering questions


Here’s what a timed quiz will look like:


Preview of a Timed Quiz


In this article, you’ll learn:


1. How to Set a Maximum Time Limit on Your Quiz

2. How to Set Time Per Question In A Quiz


 How to Set a Maximum Time Limit on Your Quiz


Step 1: Navigate to the ‘Settings’ from the Quiz Maker dashboard.


Navigating to Quiz Settings


Step 2: Under the ‘General’ tab, locate ‘Time to Complete Quiz.’ Click on the dropdown arrow and select ‘Set max quiz time.’


Setting maximum quiz time limit


Step 3: Set the total quiz time from the dropdown.


Setting the total quiz time

Step 4: Click ‘Save’ to finalize the changes.


 How to Set Time Per Question In A Quiz


Step 1: Click the dropdown arrow to select the ‘Set time per question.’ A pop-up window will open.


Selecting the setting to Set time per question


Step 2: You can set a standard time limit for every quiz question or select a specific time limit for each question in the pop-up window by toggling to the desired option.


Setting a common time limit or specific time limit for Quiz questions


Step 3: Click ‘Save’ to secure the changes.


Saving the time limit settings


Important Points:

1. The quiz should not be less than 15 seconds when you want to “Set time per question.”


2. “Set time per question” will only work for the presentation “One Question per page.”


Selecting the correct presentation of Questions


3. The “Allow learner to jump to any question” setting won’t work. You have to keep it off.


Managing the jump to any question setting


That is all about creating a timed quiz.



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