Prometric Records Over 300,000 Computer-based Academic Admissions Tests Within a Two-Month Window
Prometric, today announced the successful conclusion of a two-month testing window that saw over 300,000 candidates completing admissions tests for gaining entry into postgraduate programmes in India.
With over 20 years of experience in helping organisations around the world create and deliver exams that accurately measure the skills, knowledge and abilities of students and working professionals alike, Prometric was selected by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and National Board of Examinations (NBE) to reliably administer a series of business and medical postgraduate admissions tests including the Common Admission Test (CAT) and National Eligibility-
The need to accommodate such a large number of candidates within a short period of time without compromising the integrity of the testing process led Prometric to identify and set up temporary test centres across multiple cities, for the duration of the testing window. While the majority of these were academic colleges which were selected based on strict site infrastructure and technical requirements, Prometric also utilised its state-of-the-
“Prometric has been following these established global best practices of computer-based testing for decades, and we are committed to protecting the experience of genuine candidates and ensuring that nobody has an unfair advantage. Our ID Management Solutions help safeguard against fraudulent test-takers by allowing us to verify the identities of individuals and identify those who had previously taken a test with us. In the case of IIM’s and NBE’s exams where candidates are only allowed to test once within each testing window, this is an essential tool in ensuring that any attempts at dishonest behaviour can be dealt with appropriately by the respective test sponsor,” said Michael Brannick, President and CEO of Prometric.
Similar to academic exams Prometric conducts year-round through its secure network of approximately 8,000 test centres in more than 160 countries, each of these recently concluded admissions tests in India was delivered with levels of quality and security that are equivalent to global standards.
“Working with temporary test centres and public infrastructure meant that we had to be extremely diligent in resolving any operational and technical issues as they surface during the test, in order to ensure every single candidate gets the opportunity to test within the fixed window. We are pleased that all eligible candidates who showed up on time were able to complete their tests,” said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India.
Prometric Testing Private Limited (Prometric India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prometric Inc. and has been present in India since 1997. Its operations span nine locations and employ over 200 people. In 2010, Prometric India delivered approximately 650,000 exams through a network of close to 450 testing centres. India represents a core part of Prometric’s growth strategy, both as a regional operations location and as a market for its globally distributed testing services.
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. As the global standard in professional competency measurement, Prometric reliably delivers 10 million tests per year on behalf of 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardisation, Prometric achieves customer-inspired advances that are better, faster and at less cost for its clients, helping to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time. Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilising a robust network of more than 8,000 test centres in more than 160 countries.
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