The maximum total custom score of a survey is the highest achievable cumulative score that can be obtained by a respondent. It is influenced by factors such as the number of questions in the survey, the scoring range assigned to each question, and the way in which scores are combined or aggregated.

This guide will teach you:

- Enable custom score
- Use the Max possible custom score variable
- Calculate the Max possible custom score with formulas and question logic

## 1. Enable custom score

Go to the tab Extra Options tab, click Custom Score, and then toggle the button to turn on this option.

When you turn it on, go back to the Questions tab to edit your questions. You'll see boxes with a '0' value appear next to your answers. You can change the '0' to the points you want to add to every answer. When a respondent chooses an answer, these points will be added to his total points.

Don't forget to enable the custom score for each question, by toggling on the Count custom score for this question button.

## 2. Use the Max possible custom score variable

The *|max_possible_custom_score|* variable returns the maximum possible custom score.

For instance, if a survey has 10 questions, each rated on a scale of 1 to 10, then the maximum total custom score for the survey would be 100. This score is reached by multiplying the number of questions (10) by the highest possible score for each question (10).

If a survey has multiple-choice questions, the scores for all possible answers are calculated. For example, if you have three multiple-choice questions, each offering three answer choices with a custom score range of 1 to 3, then the maximum score will be 18. This is calculated as follows: (1 + 2 + 3) * 3 = 18.

In most cases, this variable is added to the final screen or inside an outcome.

To add the *|max_possible_custom_score|* variable, just click on the variables icon {x}, and select it from the list.

The *|max_possible_custom_score|* variable calculates the score of all the questions, even if some questions were skipped.

## 3. Calculate the Max possible custom score with formulas and question logic

Formulas are available for Enterprise and ReportR plans.

If you want to calculate the maximum possible custom score only for the questions that your respondent answered, excluding the questions that were skipped, you would require a different setup, and you should not utilize the *|max_possible_custom_score|* variable.

3.1 Create formulas

3.2 Add score to formulas with question logic

### 3.1 Create formulas

Start by creating a formula for each question that you have created. In the Extra Options tab, you'll find the Formulas feature under the heading of Custom scoring.

Now click Create formula and create a formula for each question. In the text field of each formula, enter a 0 (zero). Click save to save all of your formulas.

### 3.2 Add score to formulas with question logic

Now head over to the Question logic feature (also in the Extra options tab).

Create a logic rule for each question to determine the number of points to add to a specific formula when an answer is chosen. The value you add to the rule should correspond to the maximum score achievable for each question.

For example, if a question offers 3 possible answers and has a maximum score of 3, your rule should be: "Add 3 to Formula X if the custom score on Question Y is greater than or equal to 1."

It is important to note that the minimum custom score for each answer should be 1, to make the difference between a selected answer and a skipped question (which is 0).

Then create a formula where you will calculate the sum of all the formulas.

You can utilize this formula's variable on your final screen or outcomes to display the maximum possible custom score. To add the variable, just click on the variables icon {x}, and select it from the list.

## What's next?

- Use question types that support custom scoring to give a score to each answer, so that an overall score will be calculated at the end of the survey. Not all question types support this feature by default, however, you can use formulas to add custom score to your forms, open ended and ranking inquiries.
- Formulas "using all responses" and Formula Filters: This feature allows you to calculate formulas including all survey responses and make calculations taking into account all responses collected and not just a single respondent's information. Enable this feature so that you can calculate averages, count responses, and more.
- Leaderboard feature allows you to show at the final screen everyone's results. When you take a quiz or test, itâ€™s always fun to compare your results with others. This way you can see how well youâ€™ve really done. You can choose to display at the beginning or end of the quiz.