OMR software is integrated with (OCR) Optical Character Recognition and ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition)
for printed text or numbers, and images and handwritten characters, respectively. The presence of these readers
has several advantages.
OCR makes reading of printed alphanumeric characters possible, and ICR facilitates capturing of handwritten
digits. Some OMR sheets like admission or other data collection forms have space where people have to provide information in writing. This includes name, address, course details, etc. As typing these details may lead to errors, most schools and colleges prefer using the OCR and ICR readers.