I have been tasked of designing a form which has X amount of set questions the customer can pick in a back end software. Each question has a point against it (which can be defined) and to complete the form the user must meet the minimum amount of points. It's not Likert as the questions are free-form text inputs.
Stuff on right & red not visible to user
Here's an example (obviously I've changed the questions). We could say here the user needs 18 points to continue, which could be done in a number of ways. It wouldn't matter what the user filled in as long as the minimum points were met.
It could also be the case where the customer decides they want the user to only answer 4 questions and that happens to equal the right amount of points (So it'll just be like a normal form).
Here's the problem. For security issues I can't display what the value is (don't ask) so I need to show the weight of the questions in a way that isn't but is obvious. I was thinking of breaking down questions into points groups and putting the more valuable ones at the top and working down and showing some sort of traffic light system for feedback. Another thing to consider is the customer is setting what questions they want from a pre defined list and assigning a value to each one, and the minimum value they want to meet.
How could I best present the form in a way which shows the value of a question without showing a number and giving good feedback to the user to say the mimumum amount of points has been met?
The questions themselves aren't security based but will be doing search against a record. A minimum amount is needed to search against a record, which is completely dependent on what the customer specifies.
Progress bars are out the question because they will give away the value of the question.