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For Immediate Release: 2 July 2014
Media Contacts: Vineet Vaidya
Tel: 0120 400 1600

Free webinar from Pearson VUE explores limitations of single-day exams and a potential solution: computer-based testing

NEW DELHI, INDIA,  July 2, 2014 – With over half of India’s 1.237 billion people falling into the category of potential exam-takers, there is growing pressure on the testing industry to provide innovative solutions with regards to technology and exam delivery systems, along with an increasing need for flexibility in terms of when and where candidates can they take their test.

The traditional 2000-year-old testing model sees huge groups of candidates gathering in a city-based exam hall on a particular day for a pen and paper-based test. But with the advent of computer-based testing (CBT), exam providers can now offer candidates “test windows”, meaning they can book their exam for a particular day within a range of dates, or even on-demand testing to choose any exam date. Exams can now also be booked at test centres outside cities, providing greater opportunities for those who cannot afford the time or money to travel into city centres for their exam.

A free exclusive webinar about the limitations of single-day testing will be hosted by Belinda Brunner, Senior Content Specialist at global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE, on Wednesday 16th July, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

The webinar will draw upon global best practice to discuss how on-demand and window-based tests can offer a flexible testing solution for both the test taker and the test sponsor compared with pen and paper-based tests.  Belinda will also look at the challenges and considerations involved when assessing the suitability of on-demand or window-based testing and misconceptions about the need for vast banks of test questions when single-day testing is replaced by CBT.

Belinda Brunner said: “Test providers in India are striving to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of tech-savvy candidates who now have the opportunity to sit tests on days and at locations that suit them, thanks to CBT. This webinar is an opportunity to examine how the industry is evolving towards these models of testing and how it is already being successfully implemented around the world.”

* The webinar takes place on Wednesday 16th July, 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Please visit www.pearsonvueindia.com/webinar before 11th July to register.

Last updated 2014-07-02