End-to-end OMR Printing and Scanning Solutions: which includes printing of scripts and scanning of answered scripts are offered to clients who wish to conduct examinations in this format.
OMR technology is fast replacing manual checking of answer sheets due to the following challenges faced by examination conducting institutes and all its stakeholders:
Manual intervention while checking and marking examination answer sheets is a tedious process often prone to errors. Such inaccuracy is inescapable and proves detrimental for student’s academic and professional progress.
Since the sole-decision to evaluate an answer sheet lies with the examiner, the marks allotted are sensitive to personal bias and animosity, and can directly impact student’s performance in terms of grades and score cards.
Innovative View provides this service specifically to educational institutions and other organisations which conduct examinations. Owing to our vast experience in this sphere and adequate inventory of high-end printers and scanners, we can efficiently handle contrasting orders with as less as 1000 sheets per order to more than 5,00,000 sheets.
Once the process is completed, results are provided to the clients in PDF, excel and/or XML-formats. Keeping in mind the critical nature of this procedure, the printing/scanning can be carried either at the client’s site or at Innovative View, as per the client’s requirements.
Coloured or black-and-white OMR sheet that contain index points; markings on it can be easily detected even if it is very light
Consist of two sheets, original has to be submitted at the end of the exam and the other is a copy which can be retrieved by the student.
These sheets are pressure-sensitive and require markings to be made in certain way in order to be detectable.
OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) scanners collect data from the sheet while scanning itself by measuring the reflectively of light at predetermined positions on a surface.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is the recognition of printed or written text characters by a computer’s application software using an optical scanner for input.
Based on the nature of examination and the specific requirements raised by the examination conducting body, Innovatiview designs and prints all examination related documents including application forms, question papers and answer-sheets. While carrying out this task, additional elements for security and identification like barcodes, serial numbers and holograms are added to the documents.
On completion of examination and collection of data from the candidates, the documents are scanned by Innovatiview and the OMR software is configured to extract the said data.
Based on the solution sets provided by the client, the extracted data is tallied and the scores for each candidate is generated in pdf or excel format. Such results are then stored in a database along with student’s details.
Based on client’s requirements, the examination scores are conveyed to students by Innovatiview through SMS and/or display on website. If required, Innovatiview provides a statistical overview of the examination as an additional service.
OMR technology has been of great use in this sector and has saved the examination industry from various malpractices and inaccuracy. Following are the exhaustive list of benefits:
Since this solution eliminates manual intervention in evaluation of answer scripts, it serves as an absolute technique leading to multi-fold enhancement in accuracy.
Personal bias no longer serves as a factor post implementation of this technique, thus helping in minimizing fraudulent activities such as tampering of answer sheets.
Automation of the evaluation process ensures time is saved and also proves to be more cost-efficient in the long run.
The technique enhances scalability in terms of evaluation and result generation at no extra cost by removal of manpower requirement from the entire process.