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Hardware Requirements

  • Windows
  • MAC
  • iPAD

    The iPad app is currently undergoing a revamp. An official announcement will be made once the new version is available for download in the App Store. In the interim, please take your assessments using laptops.


Accessories

Wireless accessories (e.g wireless headsets, mouse and keyboards) are not recommended because SofTest may block wireless communications or it can be affected by interference from other devices. Should you require the use of such accessories, you are advised to obtain the wired equivalent. You need to be aware of space limitations in the exam venue as there may not be sufficient space to arrange all of these equipment in the space provided.


Getting Started

 

For AY 2016/2017 SEM 1, ONLY SofTest V11 will be supported.

For AY 2016/2017 SEM 2, both SofTest V11 and SoftTest V12 will be supported.

 

SofTest V11 quick start video

 

Practice Exams

The password for all practice exams is password1

There are a total of 5 practice exams, you should attempt the practice exam which best fits the assessment mode for your module

Exam NameDescription
Practice Exam - Open Book with Internet

This does not perform any form of lockdown on the Laptop.

Best used for refreshing your memory on the features and functionality of SofTest

Practice Exam - Closed Book

This performs a full lockdown of your laptop. You will not be able to connect to the internet, run any programs not exit from SofTest.

Question set is the same as Practice Exam - Open Book with Internet.

Practice Exam - Open Book with NO Internet

This performs a partial of your laptop. You will not be able to connect to the internet, but you can run programs and switch between windows.

Question set is the same as Practice Exam - Open Book with Internet.

Practice Exam - Open Book with Internet and Suspend

This does not perform any form of lockdown on the Laptop and you are allowed to suspend the assessment and return to it at a later time.

Question set is the same as Practice Exam - Open Book with Internet.

Practice Exam - iPADThis is specifically for iPAD only. Allows you to attempt the practice exam using SofTest-M. Click here for the quick start guide.

I forgot/lost/didn't receive my ExamSoft password

  1. Click on "Lost Student ID or Password"

  2. Enter your NUSNet UserID in the StudentID field (e.g a123456 or E1234567)

  3. Click "Send"

  4. Now check your NUS email inbox (e.g a123456@u.nus.edu) for the email. Please note that it might end up in your spam or junk folder.

 

What to so with SofTest hangs during an assessment

If your computer has frozen, crashed or turned off, please follow the instructions below to get back into the exam

  1. If your computer is not off already, hold down the power button for 10 seconds, which will ensure that it has turned off entirely.
  2. Turn your laptop back on and log back into your computer
  3. Wait for SofTest to load and resume your exam
  4. In the event that you are prompted for a resume code, please get it from the invigilator

 

General Support and other Troubleshooting

Common SofTest® Troubleshooting Techniques

For all other matters, please go to support.examsoft.com

 

FAQ for SofTest V11

 

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