The CBT Exam Engine with Author Module combines the CBT Author and CBT Exam Engine modules to create centralized question database which can be populated and edited by various Authors. CBT Exam Engine can be used by candiates to login and take exams.
The detailed help provides step-by-step procedure on using the author module and the test engine here
Author Module features
Register as an admin and Create any number of Authors and exams
Centralized database allows multiple authors to popluate a single database.
Create any number of candidates and groups/classes.
Assign candidates to any number of groups/classes.
Set Exam Configurations parameters
Exam Engine features
Exam mode – Simulates actual exam environment in which candidate needs to answer exam created by instructor in a given time without any help from flash cards.
Learn mode – Provides interactive learning environment where candidate can go through each question and view flash cards and correct answers for each question.
Review mode – At end of every exam (learn/exam) mode you can save results for that exam for future viewing. In review mode you can view saved exams with answers selected by candidate along with correct answer and detailed explanation for each question (if provided by author).
Variable font size : Allows to set font size in Exam screen as (small, large and extra large)
Read modes (Day/Night modes): Exam screen display setting can be changed between Day Mode (black text on white background) and Night Mode (white text on black background) to help you read according to your convenience.
Supported Question Types
Multiple choice single answer (MCQA)
Multiple choice Multi Answer (MCMA)
Updated: Jan 31, 2020
Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
Configurable exam options
Number of questions in the exam (or quiz): The total number of questions that should be available in each Exam
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.
Exam Time : Instructor can set the Time allowed to the candidate for completing the exam
Pause Timer : Instructor can allow/deny pausing of the exam timer by the candidate while taking exam.
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.
Notes : Candidates can add notes for each question while taking exam for any reference at later stage.
Customizing Questions: Instructor can customize the exam for candidate to allow questions from specific topics only.
Score Calculation : At end of each exam (learn and exam) modes candidate is given a score calculation based on the total number of questions present in exam and number of correctly answered questions in that exam
Demo and Full versions
The demo version of the software allows Author module administrator to create maximum 3 exams with 100 questions. Also, exam engine will have limited features.
Exam Engine provides a platform where one can administer computer based exam using the software. The software is rich in features such as support for different question types, bookmarking, statistics, and customization.
How Exam Engine with Author module Works?
Author module allows registered administrator to create centralizes database and create any number of authors to popluate that database. export the database to be used as and exam in Exam Engine.
Exam Engine allows user to import exams created using Author module and configure exams accoring to their needs. The Exam Engine offers several features, like timed and weighted questions, flash cards, exam mode and learn modes, and review of exam. Other features include font adjustment, night/day modes, and bookmarking.
Some Screenshots are given below (click to enlarge)
Author Module :
Exam Engine :
User interface Improvments
Support to browse/add SimExams Library modules
Support to add Test modules using Urls.
User interface Improvments