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Occasionally, a question might not have performed well in one of your exams.

This could be for a range of reasons:

  • Poor discrimination
  • The question was too hard
  • The question was too easy

A poorly performing questions could have a negative effect on the overall statistics for the exam.

One solution is to withdraw that question so that candidates do not get any marks for the question (either positive or negative), and the question does not affect the overall statistics.

To do this in MultiQuest:

  1. Go to Edit > Correct Answers and Scores
  2. In the score grid, locate the question which you want removed.
  3. To remove the question, set all score columns for that question to the Don’t Know/Void score. By default, this is zero.


4. Click OK

That question is now withdrawn from your examination. When printing the Correct Answers report, the question’s highest scoring response will indicate that it is withdrawn:

In addition, the statistics for the question on the item analysis report will be replaced with the text “Withdrawn”.


For more information on Multiquest please contact our team here at Speedwell via this website, via email at or by telephone on +44 (0)1223 851703.

Published 13th May, 2014 by Cuchulain O’Rourke