Addmen is the only OMR Software that has built-in ICR for handwriting recognition as per CBSE Term 1.
According to latest news about CBSE Board Exams, the pattern of Phase-1 MCQ exams...
"Extra circles on OMR sheet : The CBSE board exam for Term 1 would be only MCQ-based and CBSE PRO Rama Sharma confirmed that an extra circle would be provided for each question on the OMR sheets. This is because students would be only able to use pens to mark the correct options in the OMR sheets.
In case of any mistake, students can strike out the wrong circle, shade the correct circle, and then write the answer number of the correct option in the extra circle provided for each question on the OMR sheet. CBSE would be using a combination of intelligent character recognition (ICR) and optical mark recognition (OMR) techniques to evaluate such responses."
CBSE conducts national level Board Exams once in a year. So it is okay for CBSE to implement handwriting recognition because Professional Teams do result processing using high-end tools.
But taking practice tests is a daily affair for Schools and Coaching Institutes. So it might be costly for them to use ICR technology for handwriting recognition on daily basis because of the following reasons:
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