Signalling a rapidly evolving trend of on-line exams, India’s National Online Examination System (NOES) was lunched by Kapil Sibal, Minister for communications, IT and human resource development. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has developed the system.
Speaking on the launch Sibal said, ” Conventional paper oriented manual examination system is time consuming, inefficient and unfriendly to the environment. I hope that the online examination system will pave the way for a clean, fair and efficient examination and evaluation process.”
The online system is fully computerised giving students a never before possible flexibility in case of timing and locations and results declaration as soon as the exam is over. Students can select date, time and venue from locations spread across the country over multiple time slots. The system permits the candidates to elect the date, time and venue.
Professor Rajat Moona, C-DAC, director general, giving details about the advantages of the system, said, ” National Online Examination System is linked with a multi-stage interview system as well. The system centrally controls the conduct of the interviews and makes available the composite results on the performance of the candidate in the online examination, to the interview committee. The final interview committee will get the composite results of the online examination as well as the observations of the first level interview committee. The service is now available on a per usage basis.”
The system will significantly reduce the turn-around-time for conducting a large recruitment / admission process down to just 45 days from the advertisement to declaration of final selection list after online exams and two levels of interviews.