Before 2020, an online exam application was an unnecessary expense. Educators didn’t need to develop technology that enabled students to give exams remotely. However, the same technology became necessary after 2020.
Exams are a crucial part of education, learning, enrollment, and employment. But the pandemic halted these essential systems. However, there is a correct way of going about this process because making mistakes has drastic consequences. Thus, a proper way to go about it is necessary.
In the blog, we have laid down a systematic and comprehensive guide you need before you start developing an online exam application.
What is an online exam application?
As the name suggests, it is a mobile software that allows students and teachers to give and conduct exams remotely.
An exam application is not a new concept. Many competitive examinations in India, such as CAT, NEET, JEE, etc., use computer-based software. The volume of students who give these exams is vast.
To assess all the mark sheets would require a massive number of teachers. It would increase the cost of conducting the exams. Students would bear the cost of making these crucial exams inaccessible to students who cannot afford them. Thus, computer software helps make exams fair and accessible.
Now technology is moving ahead; an online exam app allows the examiner to conduct these exams remotely. It makes the exams inclusive to people who live far away from exam centers. It also reduces the need for infrastructure and space to conduct these exams. However, a strong internet connection is a prerequisite for the conduction of online tests.
Who Should Go Ahead And Make An Exam App?
But before we take the discussion further, it is essential to recognize the stakeholders that may need to develop such applications.
Schools: Schools need to have such an application to conduct tests and exams smoothly. Moreover, the UI of the application schools uses need to be user-friendly since kids as young as five years old will use the exam.
Such an application also needs to accommodate the most extensive range of ages (5-year-olds to 18 years old). Therefore, the functionality of such applications has to keep many users in mind. It may also need different interfaces for different age groups.
College: Not every college is the same. Colleges that teach science-based exams need to conduct practical examinations too. Thus, each college needs to have a different application to accommodate other use cases.
Coaching Institutes: Coaching for competitive exams, board exams, etc., also needs a robust app in their toolkit for efficient teaching. Since coaching institutes have a laser focus on one particular exam, they require regular testing to ensure students are learning efficiently.
Having online software also enables working professionals’ flexibility. Getting a premium online solution will help coaching institutes an edge in the competitive market.
Third–Party Solutions: A business person can also enter the market and make an application. Institutes that need such a solution infrequently can use thief party solutions to save costs. The business can have multiple clients and earn from such an Education App.
How an online exam facilitates and helps the education system
We have discussed such solutions, but here is a comprehensive and cohesive way the app helps the education system.
- The conduction of the examination becomes easier.
- Reduces the time it takes to declare results. Since the time required to carry question papers and answer sheets practically becomes zero, it takes a shorter time to communicate results.
- It automates the tedious tasks of evaluating examination sheets, distributing question sheets, closing students, etc.
- Provides flexibility to students who are preparing for competitive exams while working.
- It helps students better prepare for exams since they can take as many practice tests as possible due to automation (your application may have a feature of feeding multiple questions to generate many sample papers). They also receive instant feedback.
- Anti-cheating features will help keep the exam fair to all.
How To Hire An Online Exam App Development Company
After a deep venture into various aspects of online examination technology, understanding how to hire an online exam app development company is vital. A wrong choice can lead to a disastrous testing experience for your students. Here is a checklist you can refer to while making the decision:
Vast years of experience in developing mobile solutions.
A team of developers, analyzers, and testers at your disposal.
Whether they fit your budget or not.
Their portfolio of clients and the client’s reviews.