RETIENAS: Real Time Intranet Based Entrance Examination System at Institute of Engineering
Accepting the benefits of automation and to avoid the existing issues in semi-automated entrance examination system, Institute of Engineering (IOE) had decided to move into fully automated computer based entrance examination system in 2013. IOE had implemented automatic answer sheet scanning and processing system since 2004 and started online based application since 2009. From the year 2014, IOE has started fully computer based entrance examination system viz. Real Time Intranet based Entrance ExamiNAtion System (RETIENAS) at its resourceful centers (ICTC) at Pulchowk. The fully managed and hassle free application processing system of IOE entrance examination allows applicants to simply apply and receive admit card with specified time slot with the their own choice from online registration system. In this paper, we presented the conceptual framework with functional architecture of RETIENAS. Performance evaluation of RETIENAS shows better result for the allocated shift consisting of 250 examinees during the exam. We have also elaborated on the server and networking infrastructure with software system architected for RETIENAS. IOE need to continuously step ahead towards the excellence by improving the entrance system by addressing the challenges and follow the future directions.
Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 2017, 13(1): 190-200