PROPOSAL FOR ONLINE EXAMINATION SOFWARE ( eTest
Today many organizations
are conducting online examinations worldwide successfully and issue results
online. Online examinations, sometimes referred as e-examinations, are the
examinations conducted through the internet or in an intranet (if within the
Organization) for a remote candidate(s). Most of the examinations issue results
as the candidate finish the examination, when there is an answer processing
module also included with the system.
These examinations are
conducted as open-book type examinations. Candidate is given a limited time to
answer the questions and after the time expiry the answer paper is disabled
automatically and answers is sent to the examiner. The examiner will evaluate
answers, either through automated process or manually and the results will be
sent to the candidate through email or made available in the web site.
There are advantages and
disadvantages in online examinations. The main advantage is that it can be
conducted for remote candidates and evaluation of answers can be fully
automated for MCQ questions. Also online examinations can be conducted at any
time and does not incur higher cost as traditional exam scenario as there is no
paper work involved(e.g. : printing exam papers, prepare paper admissions etc)
, there is no invigilators, also no need of arrangement of exam centers. When
comparing with traditional exam scenario the cost for an online examination
will be almost zero after the online exam system is establishment and if
maintenance cost is not considered.
The disadvantage of the
e-examination is the inability of invigilating. There are methodologies used in
these examinations, when registering candidates and presentation of questions,
so that to test candidates knowledge and skills. However with a limited time,
candidate is not capable of totally depend on the reference materials or a
eSigma Technologies envisages expanding the reach
of its programs as well upgrade the evaluation methods using the latest
Internet technology. For this purpose, the new online system has been developed
to handle the following functionalities as follows:
a. Online Admission
b. Online Examination
c. Online Results Publishing
This new online
examination system will cover all the areas / sectors which conduct the online
examination system for Employee Selection, examination for Distance learning
mode etc. For e.g. BANKS, RAILWAYS, BPO, INSTITUTES etc. This new system has
been developed as:
Independent Web site including separate
domain registration and is hosted on a reliable internet server in a data
center of a very reputed hosting provider.
The website has been developed as a common
Internet-based portal for students, admission office, examination office, Study
center Authority, Examination supervisors, Examiners / Moderators
SUMMARY OF ADMINISTRATORS
The Administrator is expected to
play an important role in the conducting of online examinations. For this
purpose, the administrator is first required to register him / her on the
online examination website (eTest). The access to the system is secured
by the login/password mechanism. The login id is created for the user at the
time of registration. The System Administration then gives access rights to the
administrator to perform various tasks in the system as follows:
Adding Questions for the assigned sets.
Registering new candidate
Assigning examination schedule for a candidate
Editing assigned examination schedule
Editing Assigned sets.
Editing / Appending existing questionnaires
- Type of
Questions: single answer type
questions, multiple answer type questions, true/false.
- Exams can be timed or
untimed: Set the date and time when the specific test has to be available.
Information: The Student or candidate
details can be stored in the database.
- Security: The Online examination system has a password based
authentication system for students as
well as System Administrator.
- Reusability of Questions: Exams and questions can be edited, deleted, and re-used
- Results: Students
and instructors get instant results via
e-mail. Results can also be printed as soon as the test finishes.
are three major components of effort required to administer an examination:
Create the examination, and keep the contents
secure until the examination starts.
Supervise the examination
Mark the examinations.
computer technology, it should be possible to streamline these three phases, and also
disconnect them from each other.
- Examination system offers the following features
3.1. Class Master
3.2. Set Master
4.1. Assign Set
4.2. Add Question
5.2. Edit Detail
6.1. Add Test Detail
6.2. Edit Test Detail
7.1. Edit Class
7.2. Edit Set
7.3. Edit Question
8.1. View Class / Sector
8.2. View Set / Paper
8.3. Assigned Sets
8.4. View Questions
8.7. Candidate Result
8.9. Group Result
Test / Set Selection
We shall be using the
- Frontend: HTML, CSS,
- Graphics: Flash, Photoshop
- Code behind: C#
- Backend: SQL Server