Online Computer Based Test (CBT) Software - Author Engine

Go to Exam Engine Module

The Author module works in conjunction with Exam Engine. The author module enables inputting the required questions and answers by the author(s). The detailed help provides step-by-step procedure on using the author module and the test engine.

Important features of the Author Module software

Supported Question Types

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Multiple choice single answer (MCQA) and Multi Answer (MCMA)

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Drag-n-drop (Image and Text) : Text Drag and Drop can be used for interactive Match the Following type questions, where as Image Drag and Drop allows to identify multiple components on the image provided in questions.

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Hot spot type: here the candidate needs to identify the correct spot/component on an exhibit

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Fill in the blanks: In this type of question candidate is given a phrase ,sentence or paragraph with one or more blank spaces. Candidate must type correct answers in provided blank spaces to complete the phrase ,sentence or paragraph.

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Testlet type: Here the candidate needs to answer two or more questions after reading a passage or a scenario.

Configurable exam options: It is possible to configure several of the exam options including the following:

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Number of questions in the exam (or quiz): The total number of questions that should be available in each Exam

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Random or sequential : Instructor can select if questions present in the DB should be presented to candidate in sequential or random order. Feature for randomizing of answer options for each question is also available.

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Exam Time : Instructor can set the Time allowed to the candidate for completing the exam

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Pause Timer : Instructor can allow/deny pausing of the exam timer by the candidate while taking exam.

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Question Bookmaking : Instructor can allow/deny bookmaking of the questions. Bookmarked questions cab be viewed separately during the exam. Candidate can also view ONLY bookmarked questions after the exam.

The Author Engine enables an author to perform activities mentioned above. The content created by the author is his/her copyright and remains local to your computer.

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Version: 2.1.0
Updated: March 30, 2019
Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10


How CBT Author Engine Works?

The author creates one or more tests using the freely downloadable author test engine. The author may create student profiles and the groups to which a student belongs. He may also assign the tests that belong to a particular group. By default, there is only one group to which all tests are assigned.

After completion of test questions, groups (optional), and student profiles (optional), the author saves (exports) the exam info to a known location on the local or remote computer. Now, the examiner imports the test module from the computer on which the Exam Engine is installed. After importing, it is possible to administer the exam to the candidates.Detailed help files are available in the product website.


Some Screenshots are given below (click to enlarge)

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What's New

version 2.0.0:

Added support for Fill in the blanks type question

User interface Improvments

version 2.1.0:

Added support for media type question

Password protecting exported.auth files