The questionnaire went through a field test by several teams in all the piloting area. PIU and PO staffs participated in the field test on the questionnaire and FGD methodology in four different locations (e.g., Kurigram, Kishorganj, Shatkhira, and Dinajpur) of the total working area. Based on the experiences of field testing, some questions were modified and/or incorporated.

In addition to work on the questionnaire and the methodology of profiling, the field test also provided first-hand experience on the extent of diversity within the extreme poor population in different geographic and cultural condition. The field experience and some of the stories have been captured and shared instantly among the PIU staffs through their closed Facebook group.