Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) has developed a computer-based testing ‘Imtehaan’ software to analyze candidate’s abilities to solve multiple choice questions in the exam.
In order to develop a system of digital governance, KP-IT has developed ‘Imtehaan’. The software is aimed to automate the government’s recruitment process of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (KPPSC) and to minimize human intervention. The software provides a tool to ensure transparency and credibility in the recruitment process.
To check the credibility of the software, computer-based mock tests were conducted simultaneously on July 19, 2018, across five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Malakand, Mardan, Haripur, Kohat, and Peshawar. The tests were conducted with the collaboration of KPITB and KPPSC staff at each center.
Among many of the features of the ‘Imtehaan’ software is the instant result feature that compiles and displays candidates’ results immediately after the completion of the computer-based test. This feature of displaying result instantly will speed up the exam checking process and will promote transparency in the recruitment process. Moreover, questions and the multiple choice answers are in a random order for all candidates to minimize the chances of cheating and ensure results are based on pure merit.
Moreover, the software has a highly encrypted ‘Question Bank’ that is based on all the subjects required by KPPSC for various vacancies in government departments. Furthermore, the software has an exam center management feature that will automate the exam center allocation process, speed up exam scheduling and make the recruitment process more efficient and transparent.
KPPSC plans to conduct a pilot test using the software in the coming weeks for government vacancies which will help the KPPCS to complete the process efficiently.