For the first time, Bangalore-based Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women conducted a paperless examination on a trial basis. The college is affiliated to Bangalore University. It conducted a paperless examination for two papers, i.e., Computer Applications and Constitution & Environmental Studies.
The college authorities explained that they decided to do something new and introduced paperless examination by using tabs. Conducting exam via tabs was easy as the non-core subjects consist of multiple choice questions.
For holding a paperless examination, the college collaborated with IPOMO for tech related assistance and conducted the exam successfully. The company has uploaded the question paper with the help of Mobile Mark Recognise (MMR) technology. The college had issued guidelines to the company for uploading the question paper.
Interestingly, the question papers have an ABCD series so that no student gets the same question paper. This would definitely prevent malpractices and cheating during the examinations.
On the day of the exam, every student was given with a code, and they needed to scan the quick response code before taking the exam. The tab did not respond or start until the designated exam time slot began. The students were able complete the examination only after clicking the submit button at the end.
The college management provided the tabs for holding paperless examination. The main advantage of holding paperless examination is that the students can access their results immediately. It is a great initiative taken by the college management and has further taken on the ‘Digital India’ initiative to a next level with respect to education.