10 Tips for Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Whilst some people disregard the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam format as being ’too easy’, it is being increasingly used in all areas of education, from secondary to university and even professional education. This is at least partially because it allows marking to be automated, but there are a number of benefits the system offers students, and contrary to popular belief, well-constructed MCQs can test high-level thinking and problem solving skills rather than simply being a test of fact recall.

For example, The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), which all medical students in the US must pass in order to qualify, is a 100% MCQ exam. If you think that it must be easy, have a look at this sample question from the first out of three phases from the USMLE:

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