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Automated Exam management system

Anna University Coimbatore

Recently in Television news I saw a news about Anna University Coimbatore implementing a complete automated Exam Management system. They seem to have implemented online solutions to manage all the phases of examinations in an university. This includes Question Paper Authoring, Hall Ticket printing, Secure Question Paper delivery and Evaluation of answer sheets.

In all this, what caught my attention was the Answer sheet evaluation process.  Normally when you think of automation, you tend to think of students taking the test in a computer (CBT like model). But here, the tests are taken by students with traditional paper/pen; after which the answer sheets are scanned by a back office operation; then each examiner sitting in their own college/university can login online, see the answer sheets and evaluate. This saves lot of costs incurred by each of the examiner travelling, lodging, venue and more.

Good luck to the university for success of this scheme.