To learn how to add a countdown timer to your online quiz, you can also check out our tutorial:
Visitors could search the Web for the correct answers while completing your online quiz. Because of this, we have provided you with the countdown timer option. This will submit the quiz automatically after the time has elapsed. Visitors will be against the clock upon completing the online quiz and will not have enough time to look up the answers from other sources.
To enable this option on your online quiz in our form builder, simply go to the Advanced → Quiz section of your form and tick the Show countdown timer option.
In the dropdown list, you can set the online quiz to count the time in seconds, minutes, or hours. In the box on the left, add the exact amount of time you want to set the countdown timer. Lastly, hit Save from the bottom of the page, and you are done.
Important NoteYou cannot set two base units for the countdown timer. If you require the timer to be set to an hour and a half (1:30), you’ll need to add it all in minutes, as in 90.
From now on, respondents will see a countdown timer on the top right corner of the quiz. Once the time elapsed, the quiz will submit automatically.
It’s important to note that when the countdown finishes, if the respondent has not filled out anything on the form, they will see a message saying “Sorry, time’s up! You can’t submit your answers anymore”. No submission will be created since nothing was filled out, so you will not see it in the submissions table.
However, if the respondent has filled out the form partially but did not have time to submit it, once the countdown finishes the form simply submits automatically and a new submission, with the partial answers, will be created in the submissions table.
Pay attention if you have required fields on your form because the form will not be able to submit once the countdown ends, if required fields are left empty. Therefore, a new submission will not be created. We recommend for timed quizzes to not use required fields on your form.