Exams also turn online; AI-based software to nab cheaters
Kochi: With the COVID-19 outbreak, educational institutions have launched online classes and exams in the state. The virtual learning and exams have many challenges like cheating which include copying and impersonification. In view of this, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IIITM-K) will conduct online entrance examination for students with the help of Artificial Intelligence system.
Software developed for the online exam should be installed on the computer or smartphone that is used to take the exam. Once the software is installed on the device, other apps will stop functioning. All applications will resume functioning when the exam is completed.
The software will monitor each movement of the students through the camera of the smartphone or computer. It will record the movement of the face and eyelids and sound in the room. If the student makes an unnatural move during the exam, the college authority will get alerted on time. IIITM-K scheduled the AI-based online entrance test on July 25.
CUSAT conducts online exams
At present, Cochin University of Science and Technology is conducting degree and PG exams online. With an aim to avoid cheating during exam, the university drafted question papers with application-level questions which give a brainstorming session to the students.
So far, 60 exams of CUSAT are completed. Results of some online exams were also published.
“Students will not be able to copy from the book while appearing for the online exam from home. The students should think well to write the exam," said Prof. G Santhosh Kumar, computer science faculty who is in charge of the technical supervision of the online exams.
Ten questions from 5 modules are given to the students for the exam. If two questions are given at 9.30 am, the answer to one question should be uploaded within 30 minutes. The exam will conclude within 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Viva session will be conducted on the basis of the answer sheets of students to ensure whether the student studied the chapters before the exam.