Most questions are multiple choice. The questions may have from 1 to 4 correct answer options. To get full credit for the question the test taker must mark all correct answers. The exam does utilize partial scoring so some credit may be received if one marks some but not all correct options.

The exam also has scenario questions that use a marked judges book or illustrations to represent awards in a class. The test taker may be asked to identity, based on the markings/results, which dog(s) are eligible to compete for Winners. Reserve or NOHS BOB. These questions primarily focus on NOHS procedures and multiple entries of the same dog – the two areas in which we see the most frequent errors occurring.