In most countries like United States of America, United Kingdom and Australia, online tutoring is a popular trend. Some are totally virtual institutes with shear online tutoring and tests, while some other institutes are a mix of online-classes and in-center-classes with face to face interaction with the teacher.
In the distance education scenario where the online-class enrolments of a test prep centre are spread over distances, it is not possible for them to be present physically to sit in the test being held at the centre. And if not, the only choice that remains is to take part in the online test which is far from the real pattern of the exam. Even if such test prep centers attempt to stay close to the pattern by sticking to the OMR sheet based multiple choice question test, still since most enrolments being spread over vast distances, the evaluation of these OMR sheets remains a challenge.
Even if there is one-to-one test prep tutoring or a real test prep classes with face to face interaction with the teacher, such test prep coaching centres have relatively less number of enrolments per centre or small class groups making it unfeasible for them to procure heavy OMR scanners and so still most of them do their test evaluation manually.
Though these test prep centres have result and reporting software that suit their requirement, but that is part B of the process that works after the data has been punched in. The part A of the process is to punch in the data from OMR sheet to the online result system, still remains largely manual for most of the test prep centres. Some ask their students to mark responses on online OMR sheets and some ask them to punch in the answers manually into an online interface.
This Online OMR Test Checker tool provides a convenient interface to evaluate OMR sheets. This tool can be seen as an excellent option to provide real OMR sheet practice for students who are at a distance. Like the way technological advancements, making real time online classes possible have added more value to value to distance education programs, in similar way the availability of Online OMR sheet reader solution adds more credibility to the online test prep exercise by further bridging the gap between classroom and online programs of test prep centres.