Min/Max Entry Requirements

Some features in Surpass require a minimum entry to allow you to proceed, and others may have a maximum entry allowed for one item. The following sections detail which features have minimum and maximum entry requirements. This is not an exhaustive list and there may be other maximum/minimum requirements for Surpass.

NOTE: This article does not outline system requirements for Surpass. For more information about system requirements, read System Requirements.
Table of Contents

Test Driver

Functionality Min. Entry Max. Entry Description
Audio Capture Answer Length 00:01 seconds 60 minutes and 59 seconds

The length of time for an Audio Capture response, defined by item authors.

Audio Capture Attempts 1 99

The amount of attempts at recording an Audio Capture response, defined by item authors.

Item authors can define a limit up to 99 characters if Limit candidate attempts is selected.

Answer Options Character Limit: Essay 0 37,767

The amount of characters that can make up an Essay question response, defined by item authors. 37,767 characters equates to approximately 5,000 words.

The default value is 5,000 characters (approximately 800 words).

Answer Options Character Limit: Numerical Entry
0 22

The amount of characters that can make up a Numerical Entry response.

Item authors can define a limit up to 22 characters if Limit candidate response is selected.

Answer Options Character Limit: Short Answer
0 99

The amount of characters that can make up a Short Answer response.

Item authors can define a limit up to 99 characters if Limit candidate response is selected.

Docked Source Material 1920 x 1080 PX No limit

The screen resolution required for source material to automatically dock in a side-by-side view.

File Attach Download File Size

20MB

The size of files uploaded by item authors for candidates to download.

File Attach (Managed) Files 1

5

The amount of files the candidate can download in a Standard File Attach question, defined by item authors.

File Attach (Manual) Files 1

10

The amount of files the candidate can download in an Advanced File Attach question, defined by item authors.

File Attach (Manual) Upload File Size 0

999MB

The size of files candidates can upload.

Item authors can define a limit up to 999MB in the Maximum file size field.

IMPORTANT: For best performance, we recommend this does not exceed 200MB per file.

High Fidelity Image Viewer Image Size 685 x 520 PX

No limit

The image resolution required for it to be zoomable using the High Fidelity Image Viewer in SecureClient delivery.

Item Authoring

Functionality Min. Entry Max. Entry Description
Answer Options Character Limit: Drag and Drop (Advanced) Drop Zone

1

100

The amount of characters that can make up an Advanced Drag and Drop item drop zone.

Answer Options Character Limit: Drag and Drop (Standard) Drop Zone

1

100

The amount of characters that can make up a Standard Drag and Drop item drop zone.

Answer Options Character Limit: Drag and Drop (Standard) Drag Option

1

No limit

The amount of characters that can make up a Standard Drag and Drop item drag option.

Answer Options Character Limit: Either/Or
1 No limit

The amount of characters that can make up an answer option for an Either/Or question type.

Answer Options Character Limit: Extended Matching 1 No limit

The amount of characters that can make up an Extended Matching selection.

Answer Options Character Limit: Fraction Entry

0

3

The amount of characters that can make up a Fraction Entry response.

Answer Options Character Limit: Select From a List

1

34

The amount of characters allowed to make up an answer option for a Select From a List question type.

Assistive Media File Size

1 byte

1MB

The file size per assistive media attached to a question stem or answer option.

Bulk Update: Owner 2 5000

The amount of items that can have the owner changed at once using a spreadsheet.

Bulk Update: Tags 2 5000

The amount of items that tags can be added to and removed from items using a spreadsheet import.

Character Limit: Citations 1 5000

The amount of characters that can be used when writing citations.

Character Limit: Comments 1 500

The amount of characters a comment on an item can contain.

Character Limit: HTML/URL Source Material Name 0 No limit

The amount of characters that can make up the name of a piece of HTML or URL source material.

Character Limit: Item List Name 1 250

The amount of characters that can make up an item list name.

Character Limit: Item List Reference 1 No limit

The amount of characters that can make up an item list’s unique reference code.

Character Limit: Item Name 1 100

The amount of characters that can make up an item’s name.

Character Limit: Media Alt Text 0 500

The amount of characters that can make up a piece of media’s alt text.

Character Limit: Media Display Name 0 250

The amount of characters that can make up a piece of media’s display name once it has been added to an item.

Character Limit: Tag Collection Name 1 50

The amount of characters that can make up a tag collection name.

Character Limit: Tag Value Name 1 500

The amount of characters that can make up a tag value name.

Character Limit: Question Stem 1 No limit

The amount of characters each question stem can contain.

Drag and Drop (Advanced) Background Image Size

50 x 50 PX

750 x 350 PX

The size a background image can be before it is automatically resized.

Drag and Drop (Advanced) Drop Zone/Drag Option Size

20 x 20 PX

750 x 350 PX

The size the drop zone and drag options can be until they are automatically resized.

Grouped Source Material 1 25

The amount of items you can add per grouped source material in the Media Library.

Hotspot Image Size No minimum 945 x 614 PX

The size a Hotspot question type image can be before it is automatically resized.

Items in a Subject 0 No limit

The amount of items you can have in a subject.

IMPORTANT: For best performance, we recommend you do not exceed 5000 items per subject.

Items in an Item List 0 No limit

The amount of items you can have in an item list.

IMPORTANT: If creating an item list for use in Tasks, for best performance we recommend you do not exceed 100 items per item list.

Items in an Item Set 0 20

The amount of items you can add to an item set. 

Item Lists 0 No limit

The amount of item lists that can be created.

Mark 1 999

The amount of marks that any question type can be worth.

Media Image Size 1 byte 20MB 

The image file size able to be imported into the Media Library.

Media

 3

The amount of pieces of media that can be attached to an item. 

IMPORTANT: You should always test whether your hardware can download and run a test containing items with lots of media and/or source material attached before running live tests. Large amounts of media and/or source material may require system specifications that exceed those listed in the System Requirements article.

 Multiple Choice/Multiple Response Answer Options

3

30

The amount of answer options that can be included for candidates to choose from when authoring a Multiple Choice or Multiple Response question.

Numerical Entry (Advanced) Answer Boxes

1

5

The amount of correct answers that can be included in an Advanced Numerical Entry question.

Source Material

0

10

The amount of pieces of source material that can be attached to an item.

IMPORTANT: See Media above.
Tags Search 0  100

The amount of tags that can be searched at any one time when searching or filtering items.

Tools 0 2

The amount of tools that can be added to an item. This can be the Caliper tool plus either the Basic Calculator or Scientific Calculator.

Test Wizard/Test Creation

Functionality Min. Entry Max. Entry Description
Breaks 0 999 minutes

The length of time candidate breaks can be scheduled for by test creators, including pooled break time.

Candidate Agreement Duration 0 60 minutes

The length of time given to candidates to agree to terms.

Set duration (min) value of 0 gives candidates unlimited time to agree to the terms.

Character Limit: Candidate Terms 0 15000

The amount of characters in your message on the Terms screen.

Character Limit: Test Name 1 200

The amount of characters that can make up a test name.

Character Limit: Test Reference (Test Creation) 1 50

The amount of characters allowed for a test’s reference unique reference code if created in Test Creation.

Character Limit: Test Form Comments 0 No limit

The amount of characters that can make up a test form comment.

Character Limit: Test Form Name 1 100

The amounts of characters that can make up a test name.

Character Limit: Test Profile Name 0 50

The amount of characters that can make up a test profile name.

Character Limit: Test Reference (Test Wizard) 1 100

The amount of characters allowed for a test’s reference unique reference code if created in the Test Wizard.

Character Limit: Test Form Section Label (Test Wizard) 0 3

The amount of characters that can make up a test form section label.

Character Limit: Section Name 1 No limit

The amount of characters that can make up a section name.

Character Limit: Section Description 0 50

The amount of characters that can make up a section description.

Fixed Test Forms (Paper Tests) 1 5

The amount of fixed test forms that can be generated for paper tests.

Items (Test Wizard) 1 100

The amount of questions you can put in a test when using the Test Wizard (in up to 10 sections).

Items per dynamic section (Test Creation) 1 120

The amount of items per dynamic section of a test created in Test Creation.

IMPORTANT: For best performance in Test Creation, we recommend you do not exceed 50 rules per section.

Items per fixed section (Test Creation) 1 100

The amount of questions per fixed section of a test created in Test Creation.

IMPORTANT: For best performance in Test Creation, we recommend you do not exceed 50 items per section.

Live Weblinks 0 10

The amount of live weblinks at any one time for an instance of Surpass. If you want to create more, an earlier weblink must be retired.

Marking Auto Void Period 0 9999 days

The length of time after which unmarked tests will be voided.

The default value is 60 days.

Minimum Resit Time 0 99999 days

The length of time that must pass before candidates can resit a test.

Number of Items to Mark 1 5

The amount of items you want to include in a candidate’s final mark. The default value is All, but you can select a value between 1-5 from the drop-down menu. 

Number of Resits 0 99

The amount of times candidates can resit a test. You must have Limit Resits enabled to use this.

If set to 0, candidates cannot resit a test after their first attempt.

Pre-session Download Window  0  999 days

The length of time in advance test content can be downloaded in SecureClient prior to the scheduled time of use.

Reasonable Adjustments 0 65535 minutes

The length of extra time given to all candidates with reasonable adjustments.

Results Upload Grace Period 0 999 days

The length of time that Surpass waits before automatically voiding tests that have not been submitted.

Schedule Quality Review Test  1 5

The amount of quality review tests that can be scheduled per user.

Section Pass Mark 1 9999

The amount of marks the candidate needs to pass the timed section.

Test Duration 5 9999 minutes

The length of time a test can be. 

Test Form Section Duration 1 9999 minutes

The length of time timed sections can be.

Test Sections in a Test (Test Wizard) 2 10

The amount of sections that can be added when creating a test in the Test Wizard.

Test Profiles: Logo File Size 1 byte 100KB

The Provider Logo and Client Logo file sizes.

Test Profiles: Logo Image Size 180 x 60 PX 180 x 60 PX

The Provider Logo and Client Logo image sizes.

Test Profiles: Score Report File Size 1 byte 3MB

The HTML file size for a custom score report.

Test Profiles: Time Remaining Alerts  1 9999 minutes

The length of time remaining on a test at which point a time remaining alert is displayed to the candidate.

User Details Confirmation Duration 0 60 minutes

The length of time given to candidates to confirm their details.

Set duration (min) value of 0 gives candidates unlimited time to confirm their details.

Weblink Availability 1 30 days

The length of time that a web link for a test can be available.

Test Administration

Functionality Min. Entry Max. Entry Description
Bulk Schedule: Multiple Centres 0

3000

The amount of tests that can be scheduled at once using Multiple Centres.

Bulk Schedule: Single Centre

1000

The amount of tests that can be scheduled at once using Single Centre.

Character Limit: Escalate Comment 10

1000

The amount of characters that can be used when giving a mandatory comment to escalate a candidate’s script.

Character Limit: Marker Comments 1

1000

The amount of characters that can be used in a marker’s comment.

Character Limit: Void Reason 1

No limit

The amount of characters an invigilator can use to provide more details for voiding a test with the reason being Other.

Report Generation 0

50

The amount of candidates for which a report can be generated.

Test Duration Adjustment Length of test

9999 minutes

The length of (extra) time given to the candidate.

Setup

Functionality Min. Entry Max. Entry Description
Candidates 0 No limit

The amount of candidates that can be created.

Centres 0 No limit

The amount of centres that can be created.

Character Limit: Candidate Name  1 80 

The amount of characters that can make up a candidate name.

Character Limit: Centre Name  1  80

The amount of characters that can make up a centre name.

Character Limit: Reference Number  1  50

The amount of characters that can make up a candidate’s unique reference number. If the user does not enter any characters, Surpass will auto-generate one.

Character Limit: Subject Name  1  80

The amount of characters that can make up a subject name.

Character Limit: Tag Category Name 1 250

The amount of characters that can make up a tag category name.

Character Limit: Tag Collection Group Name 1 50

The amount of characters that can make up a tag collection group name.

Character Limit: Tag Collection Subcollection Group Name 1 150

The amount of characters that can make up a tag collection subcollection group name.

Character Limit: Tag Group Name 1 250

The amount of characters that can make up a tag group name.

Character Limit: Tag Value Name 1 500

The amount of characters that can make up a tag value name.

Character Limit: User First Name 1 50

The amount of characters that can make up a user’s first name.

Character Limit: User Last Name 1 50

The amount of characters that can make up a user’s last name.

Character Limit: Username 1 50

The amount of characters that can make up a user’s username.

Character Limit: User Email 1 100

The amount of characters that can make up a user’s email address.

Character Limit: User Job Title 0 100

The amount of characters that can make up a user’s job title.

Custom Tag Groups  0  150

The amount of custom tag groups allowed per subject.

Shared Subjects  0  2000

The amount of centres you can share a subject with.

Subjects 0 No limit

The amount of subjects that can be created.

Subject Master Lists 0 1

The amount of subject master lists per subject.

Tag Categories  0  50

The amount of tag categories allowed per subject.

Tag Groups  0  150

The amount of tag groups allowed per tag category. Tag groups collate tag values and custom tag values.

Tag Values  0  16000

The amount of tag values allowed per tag group at subject level.

Upload Candidates 0 1000

The amount of candidates that can be uploaded at once via CSV.

Users 1 No limit

The amount of users that can be created.

Site Settings

Functionality Min. Entry Max. Entry Description
Branding: Admin File Size 1 byte

100KB

The size of the files that can be uploaded for Admin Branding.

Branding: Admin Image Size 129 x 40 PX

129 x 40 PX

The size an Admin Branding image can be.

Branding: Email Footer Character Limit 0

No limit

The amount of characters that can make up an email footer.

Branding: Home Page File Size 1 byte

100KB

The size of the files that can be uploaded for Home Page Banner.

Branding: Home Page Heading Character Limit 0

40

The amount of characters that can make up the Home page Heading.

Branding: Home Page Subheading Character Limit 0

100

The amount of characters that can make up the Home page Subheading.

Branding: Login Image Size 275 PX (width)

275 PX (width)

The size a Login Branding image can be.

Branding: Login Screen Image Size 1600 x 1200 PX

No limit

The size a Login Screen image can be.

Character Limit: Role Description 1

400

The amount of characters that can make up a role description.

Character Limit: Role Name 1

256

The amount of characters that can make up a role name.

Character Limit: Subject Tag Name 1

25

The amount of characters that can make up a subject tag name.

Character Limit: Workflow Status 1

25

The amount of characters that can make up the name of a custom workflow status.

Fixed Pass Grade 1

10

The default value for (z) as part of the Fixed Pass Grade parameter in Reporting.

Learning Outcome Total Mark Threshold 0

999

The amount of marks that must be allocated to a learning outcome before it is affected by the Learning Outcome Pass Mark.

Maximum Advance Schedule 0

365 days

The length of time in advance a test can be scheduled.

Subject Tags 0

200

The amount of subject tags that can be added to the centralised list of tags.