OMR Sheet Reading Process - Quick View

False Assumptions circling the OMR technology

Here are the common false assumptions about OMR user looking to buy OMR solutions must be wary of:

Wrong concept 1:

OMR sheet scanning process requires the use of bulky, expensive OMR scanner machines. This is a false assumption.

Wrong concept 2:

Users need specially designed OMR answer sheets, with thick paper quality to support 2-colour printing. This is also false.

True Concepts Surrounding the OMR Process

True Concept 1:

You can even use a regular image scanner for scanning the OMR sheets. You options are not limited to the traditional OMR scanners incurring a lot of maintenance costs.

True Concept 2:

Users need not be confined to the once mandatory 2-color printing mode and can make do perfectly with black and white OMR sheet printing.

True Concept 3:

No need to spend extra on thick sheets, with specific design standards for printing OMR sheets. Standard A4 size papers that are 60-70 GSM in thickness will do the job for you.

The Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) technology has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years. About a decade ago, institutions and organizations resorted to expensive machine based OMR solutions like the OMR scanner machines.

Today, OMR sheet reading is achieved through OMR software solutions that are efficient and inexpensive, and come as a complete replacement to the traditional and expensive OMR sheet checking machine.

The OMR sheet reader software is used by many educational institutions, research firms, and recruitment bodies as the OMR sheet checker and OMR form reader.

  • Design OMR sheets using the sheet designing software.
  • Print OMR sheets easily and inexpensively, using any regular printer (laser/inkjet), or by taking photocopies, or using an offset printer.
  • Use any model of ADF scanner for scanning OMR sheets
  • You may also use a flatbed scanner, which takes one sheet at a time, for scanning OMR sheets of lesser quantities (ideally less than thousand sheets a day).
  • The OMR software comes at a later part and is the final step in the OMR sheet scanning process.

Optical Mark Reader Software

Addmen OMR Software comes as the most significant component that helps automate the tedious task of data collection and processing to deliver you quick and accurate results.

Introduction to OMR Sheet Design and OMR Sheet Printing

The OMR Form Design software lets you create your own OMR sheet formats from the scratch. The OMR form designer module can be obtained as part of the Addmen OMR sheet reader software.

To facilitate OMR sheet printing, you may stick to laser prints or take photo copies of a printed sheet. You can even print OMR sheets using offset printers on regular white A4 sized copier papers. You don’t need advanced OMR sheet printers or specially designed sheets that are only available on a made-to-order basis. Cut down your OMR sheet printing costs with the OMR sheet design software. Design and print your own sheets at less than half the cost incurred otherwise.

Introduction to OMR Sheet Scanning

If you're using the OMR sheet scanning software, you may use any standard model of a flatbed scanner or an ADF scanner (Automatic Document Feeder) for scanning the completed OMR sheets. No longer should you be spending exorbitant amounts on the old and traditional OMR scanning machines.

Pick your OMR scanner considering the workload you anticipate on a daily basis. Depending on your budget and your need in terms of scanning speed, you can choose from the low to mid-range image scanners to help you with OMR sheet scanning. If you have a multifunctional printer integrated with a scanning mechanism and a photocopying feature at your workplace, you may simply use it to help you with OMR sheet scanning.

Addmen OMR Sheet Reading Software Process Overview

OMR Sheet Design & Printing

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  • Design your own OMR Sheet: Select from the several predefined and ready to use OMR sheet design templates that come with the OMR software. You can even create entirely new designs using the Sheet Design Panel.
  • Print your own OMR sheets: With the OMR software, you can now take laser prints on standard A4 sized copier papers. Alternatively you may resort to photocopies too, or offset printing for bulk printing.
  • Simplicity & Economy: 2-color printing is no more a mandatory requirement. The OMR software rids you from your dependence on specialized paper vendors. Resort to black and white laser prints for cutting down on sheet printing costs.
  • Get rid of tedious tasks like manual calibration of misaligned sheets. The OMR software comes with a smart feature that auto-corrects skewed and misaligned OMR sheet scans.
  • The advanced OMR for professionals comes integrated with additional customizations that let you read OMR Machine based Sheets with old OMR designs and patterns.
  • Duplex sheets or two-sided OMR sheets can be also be printed and processed using the OMR software.

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OMR Scanner Price, Models & Speed

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  • Use any regular scanner: You are not confined to specific brands or scanner models. Your image scanner and the MCQ test checker software will not be directly linked in any way. Both processes do not necessarily be carried out on the same PC.
  • So you may choose the scanner model of your choice. You can even settle for a low-end scanner without the color dropping feature.
  • For Institutes having to deal with a workload of 2000 sheets per day, the best choice would be a cheap ADF Scanner costing around Rs. 7000/- and which delivers a scanning speed of 10-12 sheets per minute. Recommended Model - HP4625
  • For Professionals handling tens of thousands of sheets every day, high-speed ADF scanners are recommended, which will cost you around Rs. 20000-40000/- to deliver scanning speeds of about 40 sheets/min.
    Recommended Models - Fujitsu fi6125, 6130, Kodak i1210, HP3000
  • You may also use the large and multi-functional Copier machines by brands like Canon (IR 3300...6000), Xerox, Ricoh can also be used.

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OMR Answer Sheet Checker Software

  • 3-in-1 Software interface
    1. OMR Answer Sheet checker for MCQ based test checking.
    2. OMR Form Reader for processing application forms.
    3. Question Paper Generator for designing and generating question papers.
  • Customized for reading OMR, OCR, and Image blocks, and also barcodes and lithocodes.
  • Can be used for reading single sided or double-sided sheets.
  • Enabled with auto-calibration feature that lets you read tilted, rotated, and skewed sheets with maximum accuracy.
  • Delivers high reading speed of approximately 1 sheet per second, on a PC with average configuration, and upto 3 sheets per second on a well-configured PC.
  • Single-pass reading of photographs & data.
  • Easily scan and store the images of the sheets in BMP/TIF formats at a resolution of 100-200dpi in Grayscale & Color modes.
  • Supports all test patterns, including MCQ, Numerical questions, True or False and Matrix style column matching questions.
  • Supports negative marking & decimal scoring systems.
  • Allot multiple marking schemes in the same test; give different marking schemes for each section.
  • Reports and results can be obtained in the following formats:
    1. As Merit Lists in differing layouts
    2. Progress Charts & Graphical Performance reports
    3. Analytical Reports & Statistical Reports
  • You can also export the results into PDF, Excel and other viewable and downloadable formats.
  • Automate the process of announcing the results by integrating your software with the SMS feature.
  • Display the OMR Test Result on your institute's Website.
  • Benefit from the free backup facility on our secure central server database.