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On-Demand Exam
Updated on 21 Jun, 2018

NCIDE  developed an innovative scheme of On-Demand Exam. The scheme was fully operational for more than 135 courses through 18 Regional Centres. Several students appeared in On-Demand Exam as per their need and convenience. The software for generating individualized question papers and for on-line registration for On-Demand exam was developed in-house in NCIDE with the help the Students Evaluation Division, Regional Services Division and the Regional Centres of IGNOU, the scheme of On-Demand Examination is now fully operational. The unique features of scheme included online submission of registration fee, issue of online hall ticket, online attendance record etc. The software could generate a large number of unique and parallel question papers exactly in accordance with the design and blueprint provided by the faculty. Presently the facility of On Demand Examination is on hold.  
Features of the Scheme of On-Demand Exam

This innovative and flexible scheme of On-Demand Exam is independent of the traditional fixed time frame and had the following features:
  • No need to wait for the six-monthly term end examination,
  • Choice of deciding the date of exam lies with students,
  • Multilayer security system to maintain confidentiality and secrecy of the entire process ,
  • Students can register online for On-Demand Exam any time from any where,
  • Online issue of Hall Ticket mentioning the date, venue and time of examination,
  • Multi-mode registration-fee payment system including online payment through Credit Card or payment through bank draft,
  • Automated online clarification of doubts and information to the students,
  • Individualized question papers for different students generated on the day of examination,
  • Encryption of the Question papers immediately after their generation,
  • Exam conducted under web-based closed circuit camera surveillance,
  • Online submission of attendance on the day of exam, and
  • Online submission of the awards and marks by the examination superintendent.
Eligibility to Appear in On-Demand Exam

Already registered student of IGNOU for a pro¬gramme being offered by the University, had  the option to appear in the On-Demand Exam provided the student had  completed the minimum eligibility time and had  valid registration period. The eligible students could appear in the examination through ODES as per their wish and preparation as and when they feel ready for the examination, subject to availability of the seats on the day of his/her choice at the On-Demand Exam centre and also the availability of the question bank in that particular course.

Process of Registration for On-Demand Exam

The registration for the On-Demand Exam could be done only online through IGNOU website.  On paying the exam fee by Credit Card, the Hall Ticket was generated instantaneously and the student could take its printout. Registration fee could  also be paid through bank draft in favour of IGNOU. In that case an acknowledgement receipt was generated immediately and the student was required to submit the original bank draft along with a copy of the acknowledgement receipt at the concerned Regional Centre. After receiving the bank draft at the Regional Cen¬tre, his/her registration for On-Demand Exam was confirmed and information to that effect is automatically sent to the student's account which could be accessed by him/her using his/her registration number allotted at the time of online registration.