Bubble Answer Sheets, are used in classrooms for automatically collecting the student’s answers from multiple choice tests, quizzes, exams and assessments. Because they can be scanned and automatically marked with OMR Software, bubble sheets are regularly used so that the results of exams, tests, quizzes and assessments can be made available almost immediately after the answer sheets have been handed back, without the need for manual data entry.

Sample a free printable bubble answer sheet template by clicking on the image below. The downloaded bubble sheet can be printed on plain paper using an ordinary printer. Once bubble sheets have been completed by students, the scanned answer sheets can be automatically marked using a Free OMR software trial available on the FormReturn OMR Software website.

Use printed paper bubble answer sheets to quickly test students on their knowledge base. Click on the bubble sheet image to download bubble answer sheet templates for printing.

Bubble Answer Sheet Template

Bubble Answer Sheets, contain the answer choice checkboxes for multiple choice questions, and are printed on plain paper and distributed to students along with a question sheet. The Answer sheets are used for choosing and filling in the answers to the multiple choice questions.

When the checkboxes on bubble sheets are being filled in by respondents, it is important for the bubble to be fully shaded as this will increase the accuracy of the software being used for automatic marking of the answers. This diagram shows the right and wrong ways to fill in bubbles on answer sheets that will be automatically marked with OMR Software. It is helpful to include information on the bubble answer sheet for how to fill in bubbles, to get the most detection accuracy from the OMR software.

Instructions for filling in Bubble Answer Sheets

The bubble answer sheets are easier to grade by teachers because:

  1. There is only one correct answer choice for each question, which gives an unbiased standard result for each individual.
  2. The bubble answer sheets can be scanned and automatically marked with Optical Mark Recognition Software.

OMR software reads scanned bubble answer sheets, detects the filled in checkbox bubbles and instantly captures the marks and converts them into results in list data form.

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FormReturn OMR Bubble Sheet Software - automatically reads the filled in answers on scanned bubble sheets and converts the detected marks into computer data. FormReturn is streamlined Optical Mark Recognition Software which fully integrates the designing of OMR forms with the OMR processor for capturing the maked in bubbles. FormReturn uses 4 working components to complete this process.

1. An OMR, bubble sheet form designer, to design and print your own OMR forms which will automatically integrate with the software.
2. A data base for storing respondent's records and to be used by the software for reconciling captured data with the respondent's name.
3. An OMR form processor which detects and automatically captures the hand filled responses made in checkboxes.
4. Storage of the Captured data with an export option to transfer the data to an external spreadsheet for managing reports or printing.

FormReturn OMR Software is priced to suit small businesses as well as larger organizations who rely on the automatic collection of data for every day operation. Many of FormReturn's users are University departments who want to do their own test, assessment or survey marking and processing as well as Medical Colleges and Medical Research companies; Hospitals for patient surveys; Community Colleges; Training Colleges and Public Schools.

FormReturn has a checkbox tool for easily and neatly designing bubble sheets, a barcode tool to easily add a Form ID Barcode which is used on each bubble sheet page to automate the regognition of each page by the software and to automate the process of linking multiple form pages with the stored captured responses data. The captured data from multiple page forms will be stored as one record and optionally with the form respondent's data table record. Forms can have identification components added so you know who each form belongs to, or they can be made
anonymous, but they will still all link to a data table you have created and selected from FormReturn's database called Source data. In the case of anonymous forms, such as in a survey, Source data may or may not
contain respondent's records but the captured data will link to a dummy record so it can be stored in the database.

This whole process eliminates time consuming data entry and the occurrence of inaccurate data entry when it come to the collection of hand marked data.