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EPSI ACTIVITIES
: An Overview


POLICY

ADVOCACY



PROJECT

ACT


A
:

Accreditation


C
:

Certification


T
:

Testing

(ENAT)



FACULTY

DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM
MES



CONSULTANCY

SERVICES



INTERNATIONAL

RELATIONSHIP

P
ROGRAMMES


Provides

a

Single

Window

Online

National

Admission

Test

to

candidates

for

a

fair,

unbiased

and

merit

based

selection

process

in

Admissions
.

Objectives of ENAT


To

set

up

a

centralised

3
rd

Party

independent


autonomous

assessment

system

that

serves

as


a

Single

Window

Online

National

Admission

Test
.



To

ensure

Fairness,

Transparency

in

the

entire

process

of

the

conduct

of

Examination
.



To

enlarge

the

family

of

participating

Institutions

year

after

year

by

demonstrating

the

Quality

of

conduct

of

examination
.



To

ensure

that

the

possible

variations

in

the

standards

and

syllabi

of

qualifying

examinations

across

the

states

are

taken

care

of
.



To

provide

candidates

much

larger

choice

of

Universities/Institutions

available

through

single

test
.

ENAT QUALITY POLICY


Question paper administration and degree of difficulty level
decided by EPSI Examination Committee represented by all
participating universities alongwith Controller of Examinations and
experts.



Decisions for the examination template by Examination
Committee.



Provide equal, fair, transparent, homogeneous environment for
assessment.




Enable students perform diligently universally.




Assess students on knowledge, analytical ability, reasoning,
intelligence, aptitude, skills and speed for concerned programme.


ENAT QUALITY POLICY
(contd)


Establish scientific process for maintaining degree of difficulty.




Ensure proportionate distribution of different difficulty level
questions as strategised.



Distribute different difficulty level of questions equally through the
template & algorithm prescribed.



Audited Assessment of Answers duly loaded with weightage for
awarding final scores.



Providing ENAT Merit List based on final scores & University Merit
List based on student choices.

Advantages to Universities


Provides

full

transparency

and

complete

neutrality

in

the

assessment
.



Provides

centralised

control

over

the

quality

of

testing

and

test

materials
.




Provides

complete

confidentiality

&

data

protection

through


multiple

sets

of

test

papers

for

different

candidates

at


the

same

test

centre
.




Provides

total

security

with

cameras

and

biometric

fingerprint

scanners

to

confirm

examinee’s

authenticity,

along

with

supervision

by

trained

administrators
.

Advantages to Universities
(cntd..)


Provides

fast

collation

&

declaration

of

results
,

thus

eliminating

any

scope

for

manipulation
.


Provides

simultaneous

testing

of

innumerable

examinees

countrywide

with

online

test

centres

in

all

major

cities

of

India
.



Ensures

huge

savings

in

administrative,

printing

&

manpower

costs
.


Avoids

the

high

costs

and

risk

associated

with

Printed

QP
.


Reduces

paper

work

grossly
.


Enables

participating

institutions

to

have

access

to

students

from

a

wider

geographic

area
,

enabling

better

selection
.

Advantages to Students


Enables

to

choose

a

suitable

&

convenient

date/place


-
PAN

India

thus

relieving

anxiety
.


Provides

convenience

by

not

appearing

in

different

tests

with

conflicting

dates,

times

and

venues
.


Provides

speculation
-
free

and

candidate
-
friendly

examination
.


Provides

detailed

information

of

all

participating

Institutions/

Programmes
,

leading

to

awareness

generation
.


Provides

much

larger

choice

of

institutions

available

through

single

test
.


Provides

on

the

spot

generation

of

scores

for

the

students
.

Overview of ENAT 2008


Encompassed

Test

for

PG

&

UG

programmes

including

Engineering,

Management,

Medical,

etc
.


Administered

across

22

centres

in

19

cities
.


Over

80
,
000

candidates

participated
.


On

the

spot

generation

of

Score
.


Merit

list

generated

within

a

couple

of

hours

of

completion

of

the

exam
.


Based

on

the

ENAT

scores

obtained

by

the

candidates

admissions

were

undertaken

by

the

participating

Universities
.


The

candidates

had

different

question

papers

with

equal

difficulty

levels
.


Test in the month of
February
, 2009 for
PG


Test from
6
th

April, 2009 to 15
th

May
, 2009 for
UG


Test duration:
2 hrs

for
PG

&
2 hrs 30 mins

for
UG


No. of candidates: >
200,000


No. of days of test: Approx.
40 days


No. of Batches/day :
3


No. of Test Cities:
25

ENAT 2009 Assessment Plan

Qpack

Download

Technology Overview

Test Centre

C

OnTrac


Server

Test Taking Systems

LAN

Test Centre

B

OnTrac


Server

Test Taking Systems

LAN

Test Centre A

OnTrac


Server

Test Taking Systems

LAN

Typical Test Centre

Typical Test Centre

-

Registration Terminal

Finger Print

Reader

The
Registration
Terminals

Camera

Typical Test Centre

-

Web Camera & Locker Facility

Web camera
for each test
node

Locker facility in
the registration
area

Candidate
-
friendly Test Process


Test Interface is candidate
-
friendly


Simple
check
-
boxes

to indicate answers


Selection of options made by way of mouse
-
clicks


No other Computer knowledge is
required


Total Time and remaining time
, prominently displayed


Navigation bar

enables easy movement between questions


Questions
answered / unanswered

are visibly tagged with
different colors


All
questions

presented
simultaneously
, similar to offline mode


Adequate safeguards

to prevent
Submission

of exam by
mistake



Mock Online Test available


Student can practice at any time


Adequate Demo and Instructions at exam centre

Typical Test Screen


The test begins after the candidate clicks “Start Test Now”

Security


Secure Content
-
generation process


Use of
multiple sources & large content bank



Secure QP Generation


Randomized

question paper


Automatic

generation of Question Paper


Encrypted

Question Papers



Secure CoE Office


Physical isolation & access control



Transmission of Question Paper


128 bit

encryption SSL for Data Transport Layer


256 bit

encryption for Content at Source and Destination to
minimize unauthorized access to Content


Time bound

release of
password

for the Qpacks

Security (contd..)



Test Centre


Removal of data

from Server, immediately
after Test


Access into Test Centre only for
Authorized EPSI
personnel


Biometric

Authentication

of candidate


IP Cameras / Web Cameras

for surveillance


Mystery Audit



Publishing of Scores


Access

only to
CoE


Controlled Server access

Reliability


Redundancy

of Hardware & Software at the Test Center
and COE


Adequate
Backups

for Power


Thorough
dry
-
run

& Test Prep processes


Detailed examination process manual


defines all parameters, steps, deviations, etc


Trained manpower

at Test Centers


Reliable
Data Backup

and
Management process


Exam Process Overview

Application Management


Candidate Applications

Online

Offline

Exam Preparation

Test Slot Booking

OTBS

Hall Ticket (to be printed by candidate)

Online

Examination Centre

Candidate Authentication

Biometrics

Examination delivery

Online

Results

Announcement of Results

Online

Score Sheet

Printed

Post
-
Test Support

Counseling Support

Biometric data

Exam Process

Details

The Pre Test Process


The Application Form


Distributed through
traditional channels

& ENAT Test Centres. Added
facility of
Online Application Forms

submission.


Application Forms have a
unique Application Number

and a
Secure
Password

(eg. Scratch Card) which is be used to book the exam slot.


Processing the Application Form


The
Manual/Paper

Applications Received
scanned

and the data
captured to tables, Photo and Signature saved as acceptable Picture
Formats.


The
Online

and
Offline

(Paper/Manual) are now
merged


Data uploaded for Booking Exam Slots


The Data is
loaded

on the
OTBS

(Online Test Booking System) from the
Application Forms to enable
students to book their slots

for the Exam


Booking dates & exam dates mentioned
in application form & website

Examination Slot Booking


The Log In


The Student uses the
Login Details from the Application Form

to log in.


On Logging in student gets
to see the available Dates & Centres

for the
Test he/she has applied for.




The Booking of Slot


Students
choose

the location, date and time of their choice.


Only available slots

will be shown.



The Hall Ticket


Once the Student
confirms

his choice a
e
-
Hall ticket is generated
.


The Hall Tickets will have the
Photo & Signature of the Student

on it.


Hall Tickets
emailed

to candidate’s email id.



Complete back end support using Help
-
Line: 7 days a week 12 hours a day

The Question Papers


Preparation


The
Questions

are
prepared

by the
Controller of Examinations
,
and
kept

in a
Secure & Confidential location
.


These Question Papers will be kept ready in a format which is
ready to be uploaded to the server
.


If so
needed

separate Question Papers

can be maintained for
each test session.



Upload of Question Papers


The Controller of Examinations or his delegate
directly upload

the Question Papers to the Server
in each Test Location




Uploading

has to be
repeated for every session

as the Question
Papers will be deleted from the Test Centre immediately after
the delivery is over.

The Test Day


The Registration Process


The
Student Information is downloaded

to the
specific test
centres
.


The
Student

presents the Hall Ticket

and it is verified against the
Picture & Signature on the server.


In
addition

photo & finger print

of the candidate is taken.


The
information is saved

on the
Server
, and
later downloaded to
the COE

for future reference.




The Test


The
Test Node is assigned by the Server
. The node will be in the
secure mode and
all special/function keys are disabled
.


The student will
occupy the allotted test node

and be get prepared
for the test.


After a
general brief by the Proctor



the
student logs in

using his
user name and password.


The Instructions are displayed again.

Post Test Process


Test Scores


Test Scores

displayed at the
end of the test
.


The
score sheet printed out

and the
signature

taken of the
student
.



Post Test Process


After the session completion
results uploaded to the Main Server
,
the
question papers are deleted from the local servers

and reset.


The
Test Nodes are reset

and any papers and other working
materials used are removed.



Results


Merit list generated hours after all session are over
. Various
categories are taken into consideration.


The
Finger Print & Signature are verified again

at the time of
admission
.