Journal of Family and Community Medicine

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: 2006  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125--133

Guidelines for the construction of multiple choice questions tests


Mohammed O Al-Rukban 
 Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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P.O. Box 91678, Riyadh 11643
Saudi Arabia

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are generally recognized as the most widely applicable and useful type of objective test items. They could be used to measure the most important educational outcomes - knowledge, understanding, judgment and problem solving. The objective of this paper is to give guidelines for the construction of MCQs tests. This includes the construction of both «DQ»single best option«DQ» type, and «DQ»extended matching item«DQ» type. Some templates for use in the «DQ»single best option«DQ» type of questions are recommended.


How to cite this article:
Al-Rukban MO. Guidelines for the construction of multiple choice questions tests.J Fam Community Med 2006;13:125-133


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Al-Rukban MO. Guidelines for the construction of multiple choice questions tests. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];13:125-133
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