LIVE PROCTORING - CANDIDATE
Once the candidate has been selected for the assessment, an invitation email will be sent to the selected candidate which contains the instructions to be followed and the link and code to access the assessment.
Candidates are expected to log in to the platform at least 20 mins ( could change based on specific exam body/company request) prior to the start time of the test. And accept T&C and privacy policies.
By clicking on the link and typing in the verification code, the candidate will be taken to the instructions page, and then he/she can proceed to the hardware check(Camera and microphone check)
After successfully completing the hardware checks, the candidate will be taken to the pre-checks/verification page where they have to click the picture of the ID card and do a 360-degree environment check.
Once after the pre-checks, the candidate will have to wait for the approval for the same by the proctor. Only after the approval from the proctor, the candidate will be taken ahead with the assessment.
If the candidate’s pre-checks are not satisfactory, the proctor will reject the same with the note of what went wrong with the pre-check and which factors has to be improvised.
The proctor will be expecting the candidate to update a satisfactory ID card photo and environment check if rejected the same on the first instance with a note. If the same issue repeats even after multiple attempts, the proctor has the authority to terminate the candidate’s session.
Once the pre-checks are successfully completed and approved by the proctor, candidates will be taken to the pre-exam instructions page and wait for the test to start to be activated. This will be activated at the exact time the test is assigned to start.
Once the assessment has been started, the candidates will have to stick to the instructions provided. Also, any deviation in the same or malpractice attempt will be flagged and leads to the disqualification of the assessment.
Defined Rule violations for:
a. Browsing local computer:
The student is using any app other than the allowed list (in certain exams, apps like Word, Excel might be permitted). In some cases, a secure browser/kiosk mode will be activated, in which case this flag is redundant.
b. Browsing other websites:
Any other website or tab is open or is initiated.
c. Camera available throughout:
The camera should never be switched off or blocked throughout the exam.
d. Explicit Materials/Behavior:
Candidate indulging in activities which are improper from a test behavior perspective. Opening any websites with explicit content.
Lighting should remain good throughout the exam as was recorded during the 360 views.
f. Candidate focus on the screen:
The test takers should remain focused on the screen most of the time. If found looking away frequently while responding to a question, the proctor will warn the candidate to not look away from the field of view.
g. Person entering Room:
The exam room should not have anyone else present. Exceptions to this would be mothers with babies, children inadvertently entering the room and asked to leave, others passing through the room with no interaction, others in a multi-purpose environment such as a living-dining-kitchen area with no interaction with the student. Exams in public areas such as Wi-Fi spots are not allowed unless specifically exempted by the organization. Any indication that they
may be reading the exam to someone else will be flagged as “Suspicious”. Talking to anyone else in or out of the room will be flagged, with the lone exception to this being to ask someone who may have inadvertently entered the room to leave.
h. Using Instant messaging:
Skype, Hangouts, WhatsApp, etc.
i. Using a Calculator:
A calculator (online or the built-in computer calculator), unless expressly allowed by the exam body. In case the exam is delivered using the Secure browser, this ( Browser and using other apps) check may be omitted.
j. Explicit Materials/Behavior:
Candidate indulging in activities which are improper from a test behavior perspective.
k. Left the room:
The candidate gets up and leaves the viewing area of the Webcam.
l. Out of view of Camera:
Cannot see the student’s face or location they are looking at.
m. Talking aloud (talking to yourself):
Candidates are allowed to talk to themselves softly while reading out questions- will be flagged if clearly audible; any other speaking out will be flagged.
n. TV or Radio:
TV or radio is on in the exam taker’s area.
o. Using Another computer/device present in the room:
Students using the computer for anything at all will be flagged as "Suspicious".
p. Using the telephone:
Use of telephone for any purpose (except calling support or staff/school/teacher), regardless of the length of time will be flagged. Ripping any allowed material: Worksheets used to work out answers to questions or notepad on the screen ( if allowed) should be ripped or deleted at the end of the test. This has to be done in the view of the Proctor and on being instructed to do so at the end of the test.
q. Other (Explain): Violations not included in the above list
This list is subject to the update based on common practices and requirements from exam bodies and academia.
If the candidate is not adhering to the instructions provided or multiple violations found and notified by the proctor, the proctor has the authority to terminate the candidate session. Also, the entire session will be recorded and flags will be generated for violations.