The Design and Application of an Web-Based Online Examination System

  • Jilu Jiang
  • Baoxian Wu
  • Liang Chang
  • Kui LiuEmail author
  • Tianyong Hao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11984)


Online examination has been used more and more widely in the education and other fields due to its advantages of efficiency, convenience, and fairness. This paper proposes a new web-based online examination system, which utilizes PHP, Ajax and other technologies to implement online examination functions, including testing question collection, user management, online testing, real-time score calculation, answer checking, and result analysis. Particularly, an automated test paper generation module was designed and integrated. The system has been applied to a course involving more than 1000 students per semester at Guangzhou University of Foreign Studies. It has been proved to save efforts of teachers and students, demonstrating its effectiveness in assisting teaching and learning.


Online examination system PHP Automated test paper generation Web-based User management 



This work was supported by Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2018A030310051), Science and Technology Plan of Guangzhou (201804010296), and Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Research Youth Project (18YJCT90146).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jilu Jiang
    • 1
  • Baoxian Wu
    • 2
  • Liang Chang
    • 1
  • Kui Liu
    • 3
    Email author
  • Tianyong Hao
    • 2
  1. 1.Audit Governance and Risk Control Research Center, School of AccountingGuangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Big Data and Intelligent Education, School of Computer ScienceSouth China Normal UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Network and Modern Educational Technology CenterGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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