Computer Based Test Software – SimExams Author Engine Update

Author engine is a software used to create exams, this software is explicitly designed for schools, colleges, and other educational institutions to create exams whereas exam engine is used to conduct the exam. The Author module works in conjunction with Exam Engine. The author module enables the inputting of the required questions and answers from the author(s). recently updated it’s Computer Based Test software Author Engine to support following features.

  1. Bulk uploading of questions. To enter questions in bulk by using a excel file.
  2. Bulk uploading of student information. To enter candidate details in bulk by using a excel file.
  3. Full backup of their work on CBT Software. This option will create and download a full backup file (.zip format) containing all details for all exams, candidates, groups.
  4. To restore their work from a previous back up file.
  5. New Features added to Exam Configuration which allows the author to set the parameters for the exam environment. Below is the screenshot of Exam configuration with new features marked in red.

Optional Configuration: This section allows author to set optional configurations for the exam.

Geo Location: This option will allow author to get the current geo location of the students when they are taking exam. Please note geo location is available only for online exams and will be shown in the web admin control panel when admin monitors current online exams.
OTP: If admin enables this option candidates will have to enter a OTP sent to their email id when they try to login into CBT Exam Engine module. This option is disabled in offline exams.
Image casting: If admin enables this option web camera attached to candidates systems will take images at regular interval which can be viewed by the admin in web admin control panel when admin monitors current online exams. This option is disabled in offline exams.
Exam Mode: Here admin can set if the exam has to be taken in online or offline mode. Offline mode will not have geolocation, OTP and image casting enabled and all the results will be saved locally.

The Computer Based Test Software combines the CBT Author and CBT Exam Engine modules to create centralized question database which can be populated and edited by various Authors.
The Author Engine enables an author to perform several activities including Creating, editing, and/or deleting a test/Groups and Candidate profiles, Questions.
Exam Engine module allows candidates to import the exams provided by the author and then take the exams.

Check out the more details about the page by clicking this link The software is updated with new features and design.