When you add or edit any question that awards points, look for the **Points** dropdown field:

By default the **standard** option is set:

**Single-select**questions offer up to 1000 points when a player responds correctly.**Multi-select**questions offer up to 500 points per correct answer.

You can toggle this to** no points** or **double points**.

## How points work

The below formula is not applied when a player responds correctly in less than 0.5 seconds. In this case, the player always receives the maximum number of points.

Points are awarded based on the speed of the answer. This is how points are calculated:

**Divide response time by the question timer**. For example, a player responded 2 seconds after a 30-second question timer started. 2 divided by 30 is 0.0667.**Divide that value by 2**. For example, 0.0667 divided by 2 is 0.0333.**Subtract that value from 1**. For example, 1 minus 0.0333 is 0.9667.**Multiply points possible by that value**. For example, 1000 points possible multiplied by 0.9667 is 966.7.**Round to the nearest whole number**. For example, 966.7 is 967 points.

For math wizards, this can be expressed as:

⌊ ( 1 - (( {response time} / {question timer} ) / 2 )) {points possible} ⌉

In the** team mode (team vs. team) **the score of the team is the average of the individual scores of the team members (calculated according to the formula above).

### Can I disable the speed of answer point reduction?

While you can't disable the speed of answer point reduction for live games, you can disable the question timer when assigning kahoots. Disabling this timer will remove the point reduction.

## 4 comments

why wouldn't you make it possible to just get straight points without this timer stuff? seems crazy not to have that as an option. regret the purchase.

Hi WestHubRec! While you can't make this happen on our website, try assigning a kahoot from our mobile app and you can disable question timers from the options drop-down. Without timers, there is no point deduction for response time. Note that disabling question timers is currently only possible with assigned kahoots, not live kahoots.

you can't disable the point reduction if you host from a computer?

@winstonian3

You can disable the question timer on the web platform too, please remember that disabling the question timer is currently only possible with assigned kahoots, not live kahoots.

You can adjust the time limit in your kahoot to a longer duration, ensuring each player has ample time to respond. This approach allows you to host a live kahoot with reduced time pressure.

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