The keyboard used for PSI's examinations is a standard QWERTY keyboard. However, only a few keys are actually used for the exam.
Yellow Answer Keys
There may be up to 8 yellow answer keys. The candidate uses only the yellow keys to answer the test items as follows:
- Yellow key marked 1 for response 1.
- Yellow key marked 2 for response 2.
- Yellow key marked 3 for response 3.
- Yellow key marked 4 for response 4.
Candidates may change their selection as many times as they wish by clicking on a key corresponding to a different response.
Red HELP Key
The red HELP key provides a brief summary of each key's functions. The candidate
can press HELP at any time.
Green ENTER Key
The green ENTER key enters your responses and moves you through the test.
You MUST press ENTER (or NEXT) to "record" your response.
THE CANDIDATE MUST NOT HOLD ENTER KEY DOWN. THEY MUST RELEASE IT IMMEDIATELY.
Holding the ENTER key down may cause the candidate to skip past an item
unitentionally. The candidate will still be able to return to skipped questions, unless
they end the exam or the time expires.
(Remember, even though the candidate has pressed ENTER, they may go back to
the item and change their answer BUT they must press ENTER or NEXT again
to record their new answer.)
If the candidate wants to "skip" a item and leave it unanswered,
they can also press ENTER without selecting a response choice. The candidate
will be moved to the next item.
Green NEXT Key
The green NEXT key functions like the green ENTER key.
Green BACK Key
The BACK key moves the candidate to the previous item. Every time they
press BACK, the candidate will move backwards by one screen.
Blue MARK button
The blue MARK key allows the candidate to mark items for later view. To
remove the MARK, the candidate must press the MARK key again. The system
will not remove the MARK even if the candidate answers or changes their answer
on the MARKED item.
Yellow ERASE Key
The yellow ERASE key clears (erases) any response the
candidate has made for an item.
Green GOTO Key
The green GOTO key gives the candidate 4 options in which to view their exam.
GOTO option 1: VIEW ALL
GOTO option 2: VIEW MARKed.
GOTO option 3: VIEW UNANSWERED
GOTO option 4: VIEW SPECIFIC
The current VIEW is displayed in the "status bar."
The candidate can change their answer or erase their answer while in any VIEW.
If they are satisfied with their answer, they can press the ENTER key to record
it. This causes the next item in that VIEW to be displayed.
Once the candidate has reached the end of that particular VIEW, they will
receive a message asking them to choose another view or press ENTER. Pressing
ENTER will automatically take them back to the default VIEW of VIEW ALL.
Green END Key
The green END key will end the candidate's exam after asking twice to confirm
they wish to end their exam.
Once the candidate has confirmed that they would like to end the test,
they CANNOT go back to change any of their answers.