How to Create MCQs in Google Forms

Google Forms is a versatile and user-friendly tool that allows you to create surveys, quizzes, and forms with ease. One of its most popular features is the ability to create Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Whether you are an educator, a recruiter, or just looking to create a fun quiz, Google Forms is an excellent choice. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to create MCQs in Google Forms.

Step 1: Access Google Forms

To get started, you need to access Google Forms.

  1. Go to Google Forms: Visit Google Forms using your web browser.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account: If you are not already signed in, you will need to log in with your Google account.

Step 2: Start a New Form

Once you are logged in, you can start creating your form.

  1. Click on the "+" Button: On the Google Forms homepage, click the "+" button to start a new blank form.
  2. Title Your Form: At the top of the form, enter a title and a description if desired.

Step 3: Add a Multiple Choice Question

Now it’s time to add your first MCQ.

  1. Click on the Question Box: Click on the box that says "Untitled Question."
  2. Select "Multiple Choice": From the dropdown menu on the right side of the question box, select "Multiple choice."

Step 4: Enter Your Question and Options

You can now enter the question and the answer options.

  1. Type Your Question: In the "Question" field, type the question you want to ask.
  2. Add Options: In the "Option 1" field, type the first answer choice. Press "Add option" or hit enter to add more options. Continue adding all the possible answers.
  3. Mark the Correct Answer (for Quizzes): If you are creating a quiz, click on the "Answer key" at the bottom of the question box, then select the correct answer.


  • Question: What is the capital of France?
    • Option 1: Berlin
    • Option 2: Madrid
    • Option 3: Paris (Correct Answer)
    • Option 4: Rome

Step 5: Customize Your Quiz

Google Forms offers several customization options to enhance your quiz.

Add More Questions

  • Click on the "+" Icon: To add more questions, click the "+" icon on the right sidebar. Repeat the process to add multiple-choice questions or other types of questions as needed.

Add Sections

  • Click on the "Add Section" Icon: To organize your form into sections (for example, different topics or difficulty levels), click the "Add section" icon on the right sidebar.

Customize Settings

  • Click on the Gear Icon: To customize settings, click on the gear icon at the top right of the form. You can adjust settings for:
    • General: Collect email addresses, limit to one response, etc.
    • Presentation: Show progress bar, shuffle question order, etc.
    • Quizzes: Make this a quiz, release grades, set point values, etc.

Step 6: Preview and Test Your Form

Before sharing your form, preview and test it to ensure everything works correctly.

  1. Click on the Eye Icon: Click the eye icon at the top right to preview your form.
  2. Test the Form: Answer the questions as if you were a respondent to check for any errors.

Step 7: Share Your Form

Once you are satisfied with your form, it’s time to share it.

  1. Click on the Send Button: Click the "Send" button at the top right of the form.
  2. Choose Sharing Options: You can share the form via email, link, or embed it on a website. You can also share it directly on social media platforms.

Sharing via Link:

  • Click on the Link Icon: Click on the link icon to get a shareable link.
  • Copy the Link: Copy the provided link and share it with your audience.


Creating MCQs in Google Forms is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you’re an educator, a business professional, or simply looking to create a fun quiz, Google Forms offers a versatile and user-friendly platform to create engaging and effective MCQs. By following this guide, you’ll be able to create, customize, and share your quizzes with ease.

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