7 must have features for best online exam software or online test software

updated on November 18, 2017 at 11:50 AM by Followclass - School App

online exam software features

The Internet is like air today. In these times all the main exams like IIT, BITS, CAT, GRE, SSC etc are moving towards online exam modal. It has become imperative for aspiring students to practice these exams online. And also onus is on coaching institutes to provide enough practice of online exams to all the students, hence the rise of online exam software or online test software in the market. But the question that arises is, which one is the best online exam software ? Instead of answering the above question I'll help you find the right answer. Following are the set of features which are the absolute must in any online exam software.

  1. It should work.

  2. It should work even if 1000 students are taking the examination. There are tons of online exam software out there but none of them seem to be working when even 100 students start taking the exam at the same time. Building online exam software is a complex process in itself but building a test software where lakhs of students can take the examination at the same time is a huge deal. So beware of such products.

    But how do you find out if one particular online exam software will work for 1000 students or not? The answer lies in the developer team. Always ask the person who has developed it. If that developer seems credible and has a great qualification, the examination portal will work no matter the number of users.
  3. How easy it is to create online exams

  4. One of biggest challenges in offline examination system is that it takes a lot of time and effort to conduct the exam. You have to print the papers, distribute it, correct it and in the end calculate ranks etc. It is a long long process. Before buying any online exam software always ask a simple question, how can I create an exam and how much time will it take?

    If they say that first, you have to create questions, create question bank, fill up an excel etc and then you will be able to do it. Well, it's time to say goodbye to them. There are modern online test softwares available, where you will be able to create online exam within 5 minutes by simply uploading a word document.

    So far we have had two points, it should be easy to create online exams and it should work. What more can one ask for? Well, it turns out, you can ask for more.
  5. Student performance analysis should be there and it should be easy

  6. There are three types of online test software available in India.

    First are those which provide no analysis what so ever. They calculate total and give the result back that it. I think you are smart enough to not choose them.

    Second are those where you can conduct exams easily, they provide analysis as well but getting that report is very difficult. To get analysis you will have to create question bank on our system, you have to create subject trees on our system. If you spend 1 month of your precious time doing that, then we will give some analysis to your students. Well, I would say forget them and move on to the third category

    These are the real deal, where you have to do the least amount of work and get the most detailed student performance analysis. One such example is followclass - online exam software.

  7. Mobile Friendly

  8. Human spends the second biggest fraction of their life on mobile phones. The first one is sleep. Whenever we are awake, using the mobile phone is our favorite thing to do. And in this current day and age, i still see online exam software which is not mobile friendly. I am not talking about online exam mobile app. I just want my online test software to be mobile friendly. It should work on each and every phone with a browser and an internet connection. Mobile apps are costly and getting it ready for all platforms is next to impossible. But being mobile friendly is not that difficult. So while buying an online exam software, please make sure it is mobile friendly. Otherwise, it means that software is old, not updated, slow and will probably not work if a significant number of users start using it.

  9. Unlimited number of online exams

  10. One of the things which baffle me is that you go to a website of an online exam platform and see that they allow only 7 exams per student. To conduct more you have to pay a lot of extra money. What I would say is forget them. Get an online test software which allows you to conduct an unlimited number of exams for your students and offers them the opportunity to practice as much as they want. From my experience coaching classes have an abundance of study material and it should be shared with students.

  11. Use online exams as practice quizzes

  12. Coming to point of having an abundance of study material, what if instead of daily problem(DP) sheets, printing them and distributing it to students and having no idea whether they completed it or not, you had an option. Where you save all the printing cost (200 per student per year) and send these problems online as practice quiz. A student can practice it after going home. And institute can keep track of who is solving how many problems? Which questions are students finding difficult?

    Just think about it, how great it would be for students. And for institutions the amount you save on printing you can get the entire online exam software.

  13. Price of online exam software

  14. Now last but not the least, How much should I pay for an online exam software. Well, there are no correct answers to this one. At FollowClass we have all the features that I mentioned above plus institutes personal school app plus entirestudent management software plus bulk SMS software and all this is available at 200 Rs per student per year.

    If you could find this at a lesser price than that, well let us know and we will offer our services without any cost to you.