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Driver licence exam automated

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva inaugurating the new automated touch screen version of the driver licence exam yesterday.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva inaugurating the new automated touch screen version of the driver licence exam yesterday.

The Motor Traffic Department is moving into the future with an automated touch screen version of the driver licence exam. The Touch Screen test replaces the traditional pencil and paper exam.

Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday inaugurated the new automated touch screen version of the driver licence exam at the DMT’s Werehera office.

Speaking at the event, the Minister said the new system minimizes delays, improves transparency and reduces fraud by randomizing the test questions and answers, and provides easier maintenance of test questions now done manually.

The Minister said the DMT will continue to introduce new technology to enhance service delivery, work efficiency and minimise fraud and other discrepancies.

He said 143 computers were installed at a cost of Rs.39 million at the Werehera office and the facility will be made available at the other 24 DMT offices island-wide soon.

Applicants can take the test on the TouchScreen terminals. Once the applicant completes the test, the screen will show either a pass or fail notification.

Those who fail the test will automatically get another date for them to sit for the test through the system.

 


 

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