Information Services

Optical mark recognition

OMR is a technology which uses hardware to detect the presence or absence of marks. It can be used for automatically marking answer sheets for tests or surveys with multiple choice questions.


An introduction to the optical mark reading service.

Availability and entitlement

The optical mark reading service is available to all staff and students of the University.

Using optical mark recognition

This page shows an example of a question sheet and the results and analysis received from processing completed question sheets.

Help and support

For help and advice on using the optical mark reading service, please: