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Script paper design

As part of our electronic marking system, ePC can design exam papers to improve robustness of identification, hand-print recognition and processing speed.

We have created many different examination papers incorporating fields, tick boxes, logos and graphics. Existing script papers will be used as a guide to style and layout so the script contains the same content as the original.


Powerful design features allow fields to be defined which capture specific information, perform look-ups, enforce validation rules and match brand guidelines.

Typical form components include:

  • Constrained print fields - handwriting is most effectively read when it is laid out in a constrained print field, with one character per box
  • Barcodes - many industry standard bar codes can be read from scanned images including two-dimensional data-matrix and PDF417 barcodes
  • Choice fields - set-up simple tick boxes or multiple option tick boxes in a variety of styles
  • Image zone/signatures - recognise if a form has been signed or not and capture images or data from multi-line machine print fields.


  • Cambridge English
  • British Council
  • Civica
  • BTL
  • University Of Northumbria

    Case studies

    • Civica


      Following a OJEU tender process, the British Council commissioned Civica as the prime contractor to deliver an on-screen marking (OSM) solution to mark up to 2.25 million ‘pen and paper’ IELTS tests each year.

      As part of the agreement, Civica appointed ePC as its sub-contractor for the script capture, processing and verification work.

    • Cambridge English

      Cambridge English

      Expert in language assessment automates paper-based assessments with OMR exam processing and on-screen marking system.

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    • Northumbria University

      Northumbria University

      Leading UK university uses TeleForm to design, scan and verify OMR answer sheets from undergraduate and postgraduate examinations.

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      eXam is an end-to-end assessment platform for high stakes exams that provides script capture, processing and verification and on-screen marking.

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