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Mettl in the Media

To catch a test-taking thief (with technology)

The online assessment company Mettl has incorporated a handful of technologies into its test-taking platform, creating, for the duration of an exam at least, a mini-surveillance state. Here's how it works: A test-taker signs on to Mettl and selects his/her exam from the site's library of pre-loaded tests. Facial and keystroke recognition technology verify the person that has signed in is the person they say they are, and the system records both the test-taker (through the webcam) and the test-taker's screen throughout the test.

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At ease with numbers

Online platforms such as Tutrr seek to utilise technology to help students practise and learn mathematics. The student can enter a step-wise solution to a problem and then ask for it to be graded.In addition to text-based problems where a student enters solutions in linear steps, an online interactive platform supports construction and graph-related problems, where a user is expected to construct figures. The user-friendly interface (UI) is easier for students to practise math on, and a quick hint guide assists the student to solve a problem successfully.

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Skill-test industry comes of age

We have worked with many large conglomerates and have helped them reduce training costs. Recruits undergo a skill-based assessment, based on the organisational needs. Having been benchmarked, their strengths and weaknesses are analysed. Then, training modules to suit different skill gaps are designed and deployed, making the training process more efficient and impactful," says Tonmoy Shingal, co-founder and COO, Mettl.

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How Mettl is changing online examinations

Mettl's online proctoring technology eliminates the need for manual invigilation. It prevents candidates from navigating away from test window and blocks the copy-paste option. The test administrator can detect if a candidate tries to move away from the screen or refer a book by capturing live images on a web camera.

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Finding right job for the right talent

Mettl tests and analyses aptitudes and job-related skills of a candidate via an online assessment and testing tool... Earlier, in April this year they launched Tutrr.com, a self administered Math practicing and learning platform for students from grade six to ten in CBSE and ICSE schools.


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Mettl bets big on MOOCs assessment

The New York Times dubbed 2012 as the year of the MOOCs, or massive open online courses... "Our platforms fit into the needs of MOOCs. We don't leave any scope for cheating or copying," Ketan said. Mettl is providing its product for MOOCs to publishers such as Wiley, Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Macmillan.

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Mettl wins the prestigious "Top Startup" award at TiEcon 2013 (May 2013)

Mettl named among the top 50 winners by TiE on May 18, 2013 at Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, USA. The TiE50 program screened 1124 companies from 24 countries and 50 best of the breed companies were announced winners.

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Thomas Friedman's (New York Times) take on Mettl (Feb 2013)

...The most interesting I.T. project I came across was Mettl, which has developed an online assessment platform to help hiring managers to measure and track skills of prehires and employee's to determine if they can really do a particular job...

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Mettl launches simulator based case study evaluator to measure business skills (Feb 2013)

Mettl, India's leading online skill assessment platform has introduced an innovative tool, Case Study evaluator to pioneer the measurement of business skill evaluation, using the case study methodology...

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Economic Times (Oct 2012): Article on how Mettl is helping companies hire right candidates for right jobs

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Online skill assessment platform Mettl has introduced a tool, Case Study evaluator, for the measurement of business skill evaluation, using the case study methodology...

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Mettl receives the Michael Porter & IFC-Mint Strategy Award in the Education and Training Category (Sep 2012)

Mettl is being referred to as a technology company but in terms of industry vertical, an education industry. In short, its operations transcends across industries as their main focus is on applications....

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TechCrunch (Aug 2012): Mettl Raises $4 Million Series A Funding For Skills Assessment Platform

... Mettl an online skill assessment platform based out of India has raised $4 million Series A round led by IndoUS and existing investors to accelerate product development. Vani Kola, MD at IndoUS will join the board of the company.

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CLSA : Asia's independent voice (April 2012) - Subscription models could see success in education domain

... A few B2B models are also emerging in the online education and assessment space. Businesses are more willing to pay for such services. We are positive on companies like Mettl, which has an online assessment and testing platform to measure and improve people skills. Such companies have the option of gradually adding a B2C angle as well.

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VC Circle (March 2012) - Tracking Skills For The Right Hire: Techcircle Fastracker 2012 - Mettl

Mettl is an assessment platform to measure, analyse and improve professional skills across multiple industries.

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Techcircle (Feb 2012) - Top 20 startups in India

Mettl (IndusLynk Training Services):The online platform is engaged in assessment of skills of new hires for the purpose of recruitment ...

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ET-NOW (Feb-2012)


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Every organization needs to assess its existing employees at regular intervals. In case of a possible new hire, assessment plays an important role as well. This is where Mettl comes in. The platform that Mettl provides is ideal for a company to run a multi-competency assessment.

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Pluggd.in (Jan-2012)

Mettl is an online assessment platform that enables hiring managers in companies to measure and track skills of pre-hires and employees. Using the site, a company can create a standardized assessment based on their own requirements in less than 5 mins.

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Economic times (Dec-2010)

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