Ap chinese keyboard question

Now on our keyboards we can type out a string/as many pinyins we want at once then choose an option. But on the test are we limited to typing one pinyin, then choosing that word, then typing the next pinyin then choosing the word?

do i have to do this for every word : choose the word before moving on to the next word:

OR can i do this on the test (type out multiple pinyins then choosing the right phrase)

I asked someone who took it in 2018 and they said you are limited to choosing one at a time? Just asking because if we have to do that then it would take so much longer ; and typing out phrase pinyins is a lot easier


ps: i have pictures but cc isnt letting me embed them in this post :frowning:

One character at a time.