[texhax] Creating Exams with LaTeX?!

John C Frain frainj at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 17:32:01 CEST 2013

I have found the exam class useful. I think it does a lot of what you
require. You may see the documentation at

Best Regards


On 19 June 2013 13:10, Torsten Wagner <torsten.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering if there is any preferred method (class) to create written
> exams with LaTeX.
> My exams consist basically only of two large exercises with subitems.
> Sometimes I would need a graphic and there is need for equations.
> There are about 100-150 subscribers for a single exam.
> I checked on CTAN and there are some packages. I simply wonder which one
> is in common use, or which one is more or less obsolete.
> Furthermore, I would like to introduce some automatism which makes it
> easier for me to rate the exams later. E.g. I was thinking to ask students
> to fill in the answers in allocated spaces.
> Another idea would be some automation to create solution sheets, point and
> mark tables, etc.
> I am aware that I might not be able to achieve the last ideas with pure
> LaTeX. Thus, I am happy to hear what other method you use for this task.
> E.g. I thought about using org-mode on emacs to create a metasystem which
> enables me to keep all (exam, evaluation, scoring, solution sheet, etc.) in
> one file but to generate exam sheets from it.
> Thanks for comments, solutions and ideas
> Torsten
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John C Frain
Economics Department
Trinity College Dublin
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