Exam Engine module allows candidates to import the exams provided by the author and then take the exams. User can add any number of Test Modules (Database created using CBT Software-Author Module). Each Test Module is treated as a separate exam and can be used independently. One demo exam is added by default to exam engine.
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Below are some of the main features of exam engine module. (Please click on the images to enlarge them)
1. Adding Test Modules :
This feature allows candidates to import the .auth file exported using Author module of CBT software and distributed by author. Import can be done by selecting the .auth file directly from a location on system (Local), or by using the link of .auth file on internet (URL). Once the exam is imported it will be listed on exam engine screen under installed test modules. Installed test modules can be easily removed by using remove test feature provided.
2. Candidate Login:
This feature is used by candidates to login in to CBT Exam Engine using the email id or User ID and password received in their email id. This login is created by Admin/Author while creating candidates using Author module. If Admin/Author has enabled OTP feature in exam configuration, candidate will have to enter OTP (One Time Password) received in email id every time they try to login.
3. Exam Modes (Learn and Exam):
Exam Engine allows candidate to use the Test Module in two modes learn mode which provides interactive learning environment where candidate can go through each question and view flash cards and correct answers for each question, and exam mode which simulates actual exam environment in which candidate needs to answer exam created by instructor in a given time without any help from flash cards.
4. Learn Mode Settings:
When candidate selects learn mode to take the exam, he/she can set various prameters for exam himself like randomizing questions, randomizing answers or both. setting time duration for exam, selecting all questions at once or specific number of questions. Candidates can also select questions that were previously bookmarked, or questions which were incorrectly answered in previous learn mode exam. Candidates can also create a customized exam by selecting questions from entire list.
5. Exam Mode Settings :
When candidate selects exam mode to take the exam he/she will have to select one of the exams listed. Each listed exam will have same number of questions randomly selected from entire question set. Which exams are available is decided by Author using exam configuration. Candidates can also select questions that were previously bookmarked, or questions which were incorrectly answered in previously taken exam. Candidates can also create a customized exam by selecting questions from entire list.
6. Exam Screen :
Exam screen of module is the screen where candidate will be able to view and answer the questions. Along with previous/next navigation it gives option to reset answer and take notes for the question. In learn mode it gives option to show correct answer and explanation for the question. There is option to bookmark questions and to review questions. Candidates can pause the exam timer if enabled by author. Candidates can also set the screen font size, keep screen in light/dark mode, and take exam in full screen mode.
7. Grade Screen :
Once the candidate has finished taking the exam their performance will be displayed in this screen. It shows all the details of the exam score including score obtained, pass percentage and percentage obtained by candidate. It gives information of how much candidate has scored in each of the category. It also has a option to review all the incorrectly answered questions. All results will be saved automatically when the grade screen is closed.
8. Saved Results Analysis :
This feature allows the candidate to view saved results. Each result will show details like date and time when the exam was taken, how much score was obtained and if the candidate pass the exam or not. Results will also show how many questions were answered correctly and how much time was spent on coreectly answered questions, same details will also be available for incorrectly answered and unanswered questions. Results will also show detailed time analysis for each of the category with number of correctly, incorrectly and unanswered questions and time taken for them.
9. Reviewing Saved Results Questions :
Once candidate has finished taking exam and results are saved they can anytime review the questions appeared in the exam from saved results. It will show what answers were selected for each question and if the question was correctly answered or not. Candidates can also export all these questions to a pdf file for record purpose. This feature also shows how much time was taken by candidate to answer each question.
10. Exam Configuration :
Exam Engine Module too has a option to set exam configuration which will be made available only if author of the exam enable it. This feature can be used by exam coordinator to set exam environment which include number of questions in exam, time allowed to take exam, and pass percentage and allowed exam modes. Exam coordinator can also set features available to students while taking exams like using previous button, reviewing questions, bookmarking questions, pausing timer. They can also allow/disallow retaking bookmarked and incorectly answered questions again. This feature also gives option to sechdule exam at specific time before which candidates won't be able to start the exam.
11. Customize logo :
This feature allows you to add your own logo to CBT Softwar Exam Engine Module. You can easily customize exam engine module to use your own company logo in all the screens of the application.