How to Create & Leverage Question Banks With Topic-Based Question Categories 



With ProProfs Quiz Maker, you can easily create question banks or pools with questions categorized based on their topic. This will save you time when creating a quiz with questions from each type.


You can do this by assigning tags to questions. Once you have the question bank, you can configure it to create a quiz that pulls the desired number of questions from each category.


For example, let’s say you have a question bank with 100 physics, 100 biology, and 100 chemistry questions.


Using this question bank, you can configure a quiz to pull five questions randomly from each topic so that it consists of a total of 15 questions evenly distributed across Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


So, enabling this feature means you don’t have to create a new quiz every time you want to conduct a test with questions from multiple categories.


By creating question banks, you can:


  • Reduce time spent creating multi-topic quizzes

  • Prevent cheating by presenting different questions to different test takers


How to Create Question Banks Based on Topics


Step 1: Go to quiz settings and locate “Score & Time” under the General tab.


Go to quiz settings


Step 2: Select “Assign points to each question” under the Scoring drop-down and click Manage Point Assignment.


Select Assign points to each question as the scoring method


Step 3: In the overlay window, enable Assign Tags and fill in the tag names. Click Save to implement the changes.



Enable Assign Tags and add the tag name in the space provided



1. If you want, you can add up to five tags to each question. (Separate tags by comma, such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

2. You can also assign a tag such as "Always appear" to those questions that you want to always appear, along with the randomly selected questions.


How to Create a Smaller Quiz out of a Question Bank


Step 4: You can pull questions on particular or multiple topics. Here's how:


1. Select the number of questions you want from a particular tag. In this case, I want ten questions from Chemistry and five each from Physics and Biology.
2. Select a tag (Chemistry). This quiz will now pull ten random questions from the total of 100 questions in Chemistry.
3. If you want, you can choose to shuffle the order of questions in each tag.
4. Similarly, click +Add another to assign five random questions each to Physics and Biology tags. You can further add a row for the tag "Always appear" for the questions you want to appear every time this quiz is taken. 


Save your settings to implement the changes.


Pull questions from the question bank


Here’s what the list will look like when you’ve added questions from multiple categories.


Quiz questions selected by tags


Note: To ensure that the quiz questions do not get shuffled across different topics, keep the Order of Questions to "Do not shuffle questions."


That is all about creating a question bank with topic-based question categories and using it to create multi-topic quizzes quickly and easily.



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