This article refers to the functionality of the Ortrac Web system. This article describes how to randomising the options within a question


By default, a question is created with randomization turned on.

This improves the security of the exam delivery and solves the problem bias related to the index of the correct answer in Multiple Choice (Single Correct Answer) and Extended Matching questions. 

There are some questions where randomization is undesirable. For example, an SBA with the following options: 

  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 30%
  • 50%


  • Answer A
  • Answer B
  • Answer C
  • Answer A and B are both true
  • Answer B and C are both true

If you are writing a question where the order of the options has relevance, make sure that you prevent randomization. 

If the question is used in an exam that is configured to use "Sorted" question order, options will not be randomized.

See Also:

  • Exam details