Online Computer Based Test (CBT) Software - Exam Engine

The Exam Engine works in conjunction with author module. 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. The exam engine allows a candidate to take the test.

Important features of the CBT Exam Engine


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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.

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Learn mode – Provides interactive learning environment where candidate can go through each question and view flash cards and correct answers for each question.

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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).

Display features

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Variable font size : Allows to set font size in Exam screen as (small, large and extra large)

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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.

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Intuitive navigation

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.

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Version: 2.1.0
Updated: March 28, 2019
Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10

Configurable exam options

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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.

Other Features

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Multiple profiles so that when two or more people use the computer, each can have individual profile.

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Notes : Candidates can add notes for each question while taking exam for any reference at later stage.

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Customizing Questions: Instructor can customize the exam for candidate to allow questions from specific topics only.

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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

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The demo version supports all the features of the full version, the only limitation being the number of questions that could be rendered. Demo version is limited to 10 questions, where as there is no limit on the number of questions and test for full version.

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 Works?

Exam Engine allows user to import exams created using CBT Author Engine 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.


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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

Support to browse/add SimExams Library modules

Support to add Test modules using Urls.