Quick Start Guide to OpenMCR Program for a Single Key Exam

Ian Sanders and Autar Kaw


Step 1: Print out the required MCQ sheets
      • 75 Question Variant (Download from here or here)
      • 150 Question Variant (Download from here or here)

Step 2: Conduct the test

Give your printed question paper and the blank MCQ sheet to each of the students.  Ask them to bubble items such as last name, first name, middle name, student id, course number, key code (skip this as it is not necessary), and their answer responses.

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Step 3: Make the key

To create an answer key, simply print a normal sheet and put 9999999999 in the Student ID field. Fill in the exam with the correct answers.

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Step 4: Download the program to your PC

Download and install the program on your PC from Github at https://github.com/iansan5653/open-mcr/releases/download/v1.0.1/open-mcr_install.exe 

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Step 5:

Run the open MCR program on your PC by putting OpenMCR in the search box on your desktop.

Select the input folder where the images of the MCQ sheets are.

Choose the proper Form Variant as 75 Questions or 150 questions.

Under Select Output Folder, click Browse and select the folder where you would like to save the resulting CSV files.

Press Continue and watch the progress of the program.

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Step 6: Output Files

After the program finishes processing, results will be saved as CSV files in your selected output folder. To get the scores, open the scores csv file with Excel or a text editor.\

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