Multiple choice: select one

What is a single select- multiple choice question?

With the help of this question type, you can ask the respondents to select only one answer from the predefined set of answer options.

How to add a multiple choice select one question in the survey?

To add a multiple choice select one question, go to: Login >> Edit

  • Click on the Add a new question button.
  • Now you will see various options, under Standard question types >> click on multiple choice >> Select one.
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  • You can add the question text as well as the option text in the open ended box.
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    • With the help of the rich text editor you can customize the look and feel of your text in a click.
    • You can also insert images using html tags from the image library. Check how


There are various settings available with this question type:-

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1. Validation & Display settings:

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  • Validation:There are various types of validations QuestionPro provides.
    • You can set the question to be mandatory ( Require response) Check how
    • You can code your own javascript validation for the question.Check how
  • Answer Display:
    • You can change the type of the question. For example: from radio buttons to checkboxes.
    • You can also change the orientation of the answer options. For example: from vertical to horizontal or make them multicolumn. Check how
  • Randomize Answer Options:You can randomize the answer options. For example: For a test if you do not want the students to see the options in the same order to avoid cheating. In case you want to exclude any option from randomization, you can do that as well. Check how
  • Headings:If you have a list of options which you need to categorize you can use headings between options. Check how
  • Default Selected:You can pre select an option in a question. For example: If you are sending the survey the Support team members, you can pre select ‘Support’ as a default option in the question.Check how

2. Look and Feel:

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  • Instructions/ Header: You can add instruction in the form of text which will be displayed on top of the question. Check how
  • Answer Sorting: You can sort the answer option in ‘Ascending’ order or ‘Descending’ order.
  • Embed Video: You can insert a video into the question using Youtube or Image library. Check how
  • Location search: You can add a small map on the side of the question.
  • Display: You can add alternating colors for your options. It becomes easier to read as well as it looks good. Check how
  • Question & Answer width: You can change the question and answer width for the question in the survey. Check how

3. Tips:You can add tips on how to take the survey or what exactly the question means so that the respondent finds it easier to respond without any confusion. Check how


It helps to map questions from communities. Check how


This feature/tools described here are available with the following license(s) :

Free License and above