I am having hard time with identifying if radio option No is selected or not using Selenium Java. Below is the screenshot of the radio options on the web page. A workable solution is much appreciated.

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Below is the HTML code. ::after (highlighted below) gets dynamically loaded when No option is selected.

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I created below Java method that executes JavaScript that I am expecting to return whole label tag. It is currently printing out null. However, when I execute the script used below in Chrome browser console, it identifies the entire label tag including ::before and ::after pseudo elements.

public String whichRadioOptionIsSelected() {
        String tag = "";
        List<WebElement> radioOptions = findElementsByXpath(".//div[@id='ButtonOptions']/label");

        for(int i = 1; i <= radioOptions.size(); i++) {
                String script = "return document.querySelector('div#ButtonOptions > label:nth-of-type("+i+") label', null);";
                JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor) driver;
                tag = (String) js.executeScript(script);
        return tag;
  • what happens when u use isSelected() on input tag
    – PDHide
    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 17:00
  • Hello @PDHide, I created a separate method that used isSelected() and it always returned 'false'. Here is the code that I tried: java public boolean whichRadioOptionSelected() { boolean isNoSelected = false; if (isElementPresent(conditionTrue)) { WebElement noOption = findElementByXpath(RADIO_NO); if (noOption.isSelected()) { isNoSelected = true; } else { isNoSelected = false; } } return isNoSelected; }
    – skota
    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 19:26
  • why to create separe method when u already have inbuilt method
    – PDHide
    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 21:34
  • What was the xpath in radio_no
    – PDHide
    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 22:07

1 Answer 1


Try this:

public String whichRadioOptionIsSelected() {
        try {
            WebElement selectedOption = findElementByXpath("//div[@id='ButtonOptions']//input[@value='true']/following-sibling::label");
                return selectedOption.getText();
        catch(Exception e) {
            return null;

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