The availability of the computer and the various advancements in technology has made it possible for the various examinations to be conducted in a standardized manner. This is one of the best methods of conducting exams because there are many advantages that are present in these kinds of exams.
The first and the most important advantage is that there is uniformity in the examination. Almost all of these standardized exams are online and that is a major advantage. In an offline exam that is conducted for students in various parts of the country, there could be variations in the situation that is present. This variation in the examination condition could take a toll on the performance of the student in a particular part of the country. On the other hand, in a standardized exam that is conducted on the internet, there is no ambiguity and all the students perform under the same conditions.
There is little or no disturbance for the student. In an standardized test, there are no variation in the grading method. This makes it possible for the student to have the confidence that if they perform well in the exam, there is no chance of error in the correction. In a non standardized exam, there can be chances of inappropriate scoring method. This is not the case in standardized exam.
The reliability and also the validity of the exam that is conducted is higher when compared to the other methods of examinations. This is a much better method of testing the students knowledge more objectively. There are various other methods of assessing the ability of a student like the conducting of interviews. These methods are non standardized and there can be examiner bias in those methods. In a standardized test, there is less bias and so there is more validity and objectivity in the examination procedure.