Exam paper design
The first step in the process is exam paper design and the creation of standardised form templates, either from existing stationery or as new forms to support the identification and capture of scanned answer sheets. These form templates may contain bespoke scripting to perform lookups and enforce validation rules.
Answer sheets can be personalised with candidate name, number, session date, component version and other details, including a tracking barcode. This candidate data can be merged with the answer paper direct to print or PDF for electronic distribution and local printing.
Blank or non-personalised papers
Sometimes it is not practical to personalise papers, so instead blank papers can be used with the candidate details read from the papers once they have been scanned. A verification and reconciliation process provides peace of mind they are correctly linked to the right candidate, with any duplicate, missing or erroneous papers highlighted for review.
Non-personalised papers can also be used for late entries or where personalised papers have been damaged or lost.
All question types
Design question papers with multiple choice questions (MCQ), short text, long text and drawing or diagram areas.
To improve test integrity by reducing student collusion, eXam allows you to use randomised questions (from a larger set of pre-approved questions for a topic) for your tests.
Exam paper delivery
Once finalised, we will despatch exam scripts.
We will securely deliver exam papers by courier to your school/college/university or make them available online (grouped by component and/or candidate) ready for downloading and printing by exam venues.
Upon receipt, exam papers can be printed professionally, if the volume requires it, or simply on office printers for smaller volumes.