Prometric Delivers 300,000 Computer-Based Admissions Exams in Two Months for India Schools of Business and Medicine
BALTIMORE, MD, Dec 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Prometric, the trusted provider of market-leading test development
and delivery solutions, 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
programs in India.
With over 20 years of experience in helping organizations 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-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduates (NEET-PG).
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
centers across multiple cities, for the duration of the testing
While the majority of these were academic colleges which were
selected based on strict site infrastructure and technical
requirements, Prometric also utilized its state-of-the-art testing
facilities in Gurgaon and Hyderabad for the administration of these
highly critical assessments.
From installing biometric devices and software to cameras for
monitoring and recording candidate behavior and training and
certifying thousands of test center staff, Prometric enforced
stringent security policies and procedures that serve to protect the
integrity of each testing program.
"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," said Michael Brannick, President and
CEO of Prometric. "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 behavior can be dealt
with appropriately by the respective test sponsor."
Similar to academic exams Prometric conducts year-round through its
secure network of approximately 8,000 test centers 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 centers 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," said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India. "We
are pleased that all eligible candidates who showed up on time were
able to complete their tests."
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 standardization, 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 utilizing a
robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160
countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
Kevin Patrick Kane
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