During the course of taking the RCT, the examinee will read a set of instructions, take a practice test, and then continue to take the entire test. There are five brief rest periods during the test.
The examinee will press one of two keys to respond to True or False statements. There is a series of 48 statements. Statements are presented five times in different orders. There are over 320 questions per test.
To encourage examinees to answer questions in a timely manner, a time out is scheduled for each question. Thus, every question has an allowed response time (or a timeout). Once the timeout for a question is reached, a notice appears for the examinee stating that the question has timed out (it also creates an audible beep), the test then automatically advances to the next question.