The second module of the OMR software, the OMR form reader is a software that helps to read OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) forms. It is different from the OMR answer sheet checker software (first module of OMR software) as the latter can read as well as evaluate the answer sheets. The OMR forms are used as documents to collect information. Hence, the OMR form reader reads the data in the OMR format (bubble markings) and provides it in the form of words, letters, numbers, etc. Here we have provided all the details of OMR form reader operation.
Several schools, colleges, educational institutes, organizations, etc. use the OMR forms for different reasons. These forms are available as application forms, admission forms, assessment forms, etc.
OMR forms decrease the processing time considerably. You do not have to check each and every form manually.
Once the forms are filled, they have to be scanned, after which the OMR form reader software reads the sheets.
The data is converted from the OMR format to words, numbers, letters, etc., and exported to Excel, Access, etc.
If there are pre-printed numbers or barcodes on the sheet, the OMR software reads these data too due to OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature it possesses.
If there is handwritten text and image on the form, the software extracts these things and embeds them in the software's database with the help of ICR technology.
The images or photographs are saved with the form number so that the user can identify the image and form immediately.
One of the best features of the OMR form reader software is that it has a sheet designing facility. In other words, it can not only read the OMR forms but also help you to design them. A variety of OMR forms can be created using this sheet designer software. Designing and operating the OMR reader software is quite easy and does not need any special skills or training.