ExamView transition for Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)

The October 7, 2019  release of Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) no longer supports 32-bit applications, including ExamView. This OS update has prompted us to begin transitioning ExamView content to our  TurningPoint desktop platform.

Our long-term transition plan is to enhance the TurningPoint desktop application to include many of the features and functions that are currently part of ExamView. In the short-term, we will also be using the current version of TurningPoint desktop that has limited ExamView functionality but still allow our mutual users the ability to open test (.tst) files and print tests.

Note: This only affects Mac OS 10.15 users. If you use Windows, or if you do not update to Mac OS 10.15 and remain on Mac OS 10.14 or earlier, you can continue to use ExamView as usual.

Coming end of March 2020

We anticipate that the enhanced TurningPoint desktop application, with many of the features and functions of ExamView, will be available by the end of March 2020. Until then, we suggest not updating to Mac OS 10.15. This will ensure you do not encounter any workflow changes or service interruption during the transition period.


  • Content creation tools and multiple question types
  • Ability to convert ExamView tests (.tst) and question banks (.bnk) to question lists
  • Access and management of content and results
  • Ability to add metadata to questions
  • Information slide feature (similar to ExamView’s narrative feature)
  • Enhanced word processing and formatting features
  • Various ways to search for questions to create tests
  • Ability to export content for use in supported LMS platforms

Already updated or have to update to Mac OS 10.15?

If you already updated or know you will need to update to Mac OS 10.15 prior to the upcoming release of the enhanced TurningPoint desktop, you can download the current version of  TurningPoint desktop here.

This version of TurningPoint desktop will have limited ExamView functionality. Below is a brief list of what can and cannot be done using ExamView test (.tst) content in current version of TurningPoint desktop.

  • You can convert, edit and print existing ExamView tests (.tst).
  • Banks files (.bnk) cannot be converted.
  • You will not be able to create new tests with your existing content.
  • If you are a current  ExamView Premium customer, we will honor the remainder of your licensing with TurningPoint mobile.

If you updated to MAC OS 10.15 and you cannot access your Publisher created test banks please email examviewlegacycontent@turningtechnologies.com for information on how to convert your publisher bank (.bnk) files into test (.tst) files for conversion into the current version of TurningPoint desktop.

Video tutorials

Getting started

Convert an ExamView test to a question list and print

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Manage ExamView question lists