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On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU
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On-Demand Exam- An Innovative Scheme of Evaluation in IGNOU


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  • 1. On-Demand Exam in Indira Gandhi National Open University By Dr. Oum Prakash Sharma National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education
  • 2. Existing System of Exam
    • Six monthly Term End Exam in June & Dec.
    • Exam in a fixed time frame on dates pre-decided by the university,
    • Many students don’t get leave during this period,
    • Some students have their other commitments,
    • For overseas students timings may be different,
    • Students may not be ready or prepared to appear in Term end exams
    • This way they may miss at least six months
  • 3. On-Demand Exam : An Overview
    • learners friendly innovative scheme of examination
    • more flexible & independent of the traditional fixed time frame
    • no need to wait for the six monthly term end exam
    • choice of deciding the dates of exam lies with students as per their preparation
    • different sets of question papers generated on the day of examination
    • online delivery of question papers to the Exam Centres/RCs
    • encrypted storage of the question papers
    • decryption by a specific software only by the RD
    • three layer password protection system
    • on-line registration for OD-Exam
    • on-line issue of Hall Ticket automatically
    • on-line payment of registration fee for OD- Exam
    • on-line clarification of doubts and on-line status of registration
    • exam under web based CCTV at the OD- Exam Centres
    • least possibility of malpractices or unfair means
    • may reduce load on the term end exam in future.
  • 4. Operational Steps for On-Demand Exam Winex Software for Generating Q. Papers by NCIDE Development of Question Bank by Concerned faculty Online Registration For OD-Exam Generation & encryption of Q.Papers on the day of Exam Conduct of OD-Exam at the selected Exam Centres/RCs Evaluation of Answer Books by the RC Processing of Awards & Declaration of Result by SE Division Decryption & printing of Q. Papers by the RD on the day of Exam
  • 5. Different Modules in ODExam
    • Registration Module for students
    • Exam Centre Module
    • Question Bank Module
    • Question Paper Module
  • 6. Registration Module
    • Eligibility
    • Any registered and bonafied student of IGNOU who has completed the minimum eligibility period and has valid registration
    • Fulfils other criteria of eligibility for taking the examination such as submission of assignments, attendance in practical classes etc.
    • Process of Registration
    • Registration for OD-Examination is on-line
    • Student is required to fill up his enrolment number only in the registration form
    • Remaining data is taken from data base automatically
    • Examination date and exam centre are allotted automatically on-line
    • Hall Ticket to the examinees is issued On-line only
    • Registration fee
    • Can be paid through credit card on-line or through the bank draft or cash challan
    • If the examination fee is submitted by Bank Draft/bank chalaln, an Acknowledgment Receipt is issued on-line
    • In such cases, registration is confirmed only after receiving the bank draft
  • 7.
    • Access Control System For students
      • Open access for on-line registration only for eligible students
      • Restricted access for registered students through unique Reg. No allotted automatically
        • For print out of Hall Ticket, Print out of Ack. Receipt
        • Check status of registration, See result
    • Inbuilt Check Points
    • Only valid student can register for OD-Exam
    • least possibility of any error in filling on-line registration form as the student has to mention only enrolment number
    • can not register for OD-Exam in the courses all-ready passed
    • Student with wrong enrolment number can not register
    • can not register on one exam date for more than one course
    • For the same course re-registration can be made only after the result of previous exam is declared
    Registration Module
  • 8. Exam Centre Module
    • Each RC is given Access to the EC Module through a unique ID and password. Password may be altered by RD
    • Each RC can
      • update the status of receipt of Bank Draft/Challan and confirm registration
      • inform students about the confirmation of their registration
      • download and print date wise exam data of the confirmed students at their centre
      • print date wise attendance sheet and award list of their registered candidates
      • submit online attendance on the exam date itself, so that SED may know the number of the students appearing on that date at all the RCs
      • download question paper in encrypted form
      • print marking scheme for each question paper one day after the examination
  • 9. Question Bank Module
    • Development of Question Bank
    • Course wise blue print and QP Design are developed in consultation with the faculty
    • Large number of questions are being developed for Question banks
    • QB is being developed both in Hindi and English
    • Each question is coded - course/block/unit/section/type/marks/difficulty level/sl No.
    • Moderation and Finalization of Question Bank
    • The question items are computerized, proof read and edited
    • Question bank is got reviewed and moderated by a group of subject experts from the approved list
    • Finalised question bank and sample papers of each course are got approved by the Prog. Coordinator
    • The finalized Question Bank is converted into Data Base
    • No Access to the Question Bank
    • course-wise question bank in a password protected computer in Encrypted form at HQ
    • Planning to give online Authoring Access to the Faculty/experts
  • 10. Question Paper Module
    • Generation of Question Papers
    • Winex Software generates different sets of question papers on the day of exam
    • Questions are selected randomly from each cell of the question bank as per the blue print
    • Question papers are encrypted automatically and stored in the server at HQs
    • An unique password for each day is generated automatically and conveyed to the RD concerned for decrypting the QPs
    • RD can access to the Encrypted QPs for downloading at RC on the day of exam
    • All question papers are parallel and equivalent in terms of objectives, types of questions, difficulty level and coverage of content
    • No duplicate question paper can be generated for the same course for same student
    • Marking scheme for each question paper is generated after 24 hours
  • 11. Question Paper Module
    • Delivery of Question Paper to the Exam Centre (RC)
    • Four unique sets of question papers are generated for each course to be used at each RC separately.
    • This question paper are encrypted at the time of generation and saved in hard disc. So, the person who will generate QP will not be able to read it.
    • RD downloads question paper in encrypted form
    • The encrypted question paper is decrypted only by a specific software
    • HQ generates separate password for each RC for each exam date
    • RD decrypts the encrypted question papers using this passwords
    • The decrypted question paper can not be saved in hard disc.
    • Nobody can change contents of Question Paper
    • RD can print marking scheme for each generated question paper only one day after the examination
  • 12. Unique Features of Question Paper
    • Each question paper has
      • Unique QP Code having date & time of generation of QP etc
      • 8 digit unique bar code generated randomly
      • Coverage from all the blocks as per the design of QP
      • Bilingual questions
    • No two QPs will have same set of questions
    • The unit from which question is picked up, is blocked so that no similar question is taken from the same unit
  • 13. Summary of Security Features
    • Only an eligible student will be able to register for On-Demand Examination
    • Each RC will have a unique ID and password to enter RC module and access the information concerning ODE related to their centre.
    • RC can not access the data pertaining to the students of other RCs.
    • For downloading question paper RD has to login again with another login ID and password.
    • By entering this login ID and password RD can download the encrypted question paper .
    • For decryption of question papers each RC will use a third password which will be generated by H.Q. for each exam and each RC. at the time of question paper generation.
    • So, there are three levels of security regarding printing of Question Paper
    • No body can open the QP generation software unless he/she knows password
    • The question paper can be decrypted and previewed only through the software developed by NCIDE.
    • QP can not be saved in the decrypted form
    • Each QP has as bar code and a QP code consisting of date and time of generation of question paper
  • 14.
    • Conduct of On-Demand Exam
    • OD-Exam is conducted at selected RCs on the scheduled dates under web based CCTV cameras
    • Initially frequency of OD-Exam is once in a week on Friday
    • A vigilance of exam centres is be kept by Headquarters also through Web Cameras
    • RDs may appoint external qualified invigilators for the supervision of the of the OD-Exam
    • Evaluation of Answer Books
    • RDs to maintain the secrecy of the answer books after completion of the examination Evaluation of Answer Books
    • Evaluation of the answer books to be done periodically at the RC level
    • After evaluation awards to be dispatched to the SE Division.
    • Processing of Awards and Declaration of the Result
    • Awards received from the RCs, to be processed by the SE Division
    • Result to be declared by the SE Division at the earliest
  • 15. Overall Benefits of ODExam Scheme
    • For the students
    • can appear in exam as per their preparation
    • choice of exam data and exam centre lies with the students
    • need not to waits for via monthly term end exams.
    • Need not to take long leave for appearing in TEE, especially for the working students
    • Another chance for those where maximum period is completing or those who have failed in exam
    • For the Teachers
    • No need to prepare the QP again and again
    • Reduction in the work load of setting QP, Assignments etc
    • Possibility of Improvement in the result of their students
    • For the University
    • ultimate cost reduction in getting QP prepared
    • Improvements in the credibility of the examination system of University
    • Reduction in the frequent dependence on the external experts for paper setting and moderation etc.
    • For small enrolment courses exercise of paper setting may be avoided which is very costly
  • 16. Thanks