While online tests are more than 4-5 years old in India, the government is encouraging e-learning as part of its plans to increase access to education. In the last few months, the education sector has attracted a lot of attention, with huge investment plans, changes in structure, the entry of private players and foreign universities expressing interest in entering the Indian market, making news.
The education system ensures that every one is exposed to multiple exams annually. Though the shortcomings are evident, very little effort seems to have been directed to making it student-friendly. The traditional system of conducting exams is an extremely lengthy process which starts with preparing exam papers, printing, sending the question papers to various centers, evaluating and eventually declaring resultsthe process continuing for months on end.
Other problems include lack of transparency, repeated costs of printing, lengthy re-evaluation process, security issues and inefficiency in the management of time.