Question difficulty

Each question in the Qbank has a difficulty level set, which is automatically defined by how many students have chosen the correct answer. For example, if a question was answered correctly by 20% of the students, it will be marked as very difficult. If 80% of the students answered correctly, the difficulty level will be very easy.

You can view the difficulty level of a question either when working in Study mode, or while reviewing your question sessions. We have depicted difficulty levels with a hammer icon. One hammer represents a very easy question, and five hammers a very difficult one.
Because the difficulty is defined by you and your peers, when reviewing questions the difficulty is an indicator of how other AMBOSS users are performing. This is also what our physicians are looking into when reviewing our content.

If you'd like to create a question session with certain difficulty levels, you can use that filter in our Custom Session creation:

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