Moving an Entrance Test Online

How ISB scaled their entrance tests for actionable insights from test data with Mettl.

Industry/Use Case

    About

    One of the premier institutes in India when it comes to Management Studies, this management school is home to over 1000 students. The student cohort has a diverse mix with students coming in from top Indian and International Universities like the IITs, BITS Pilani, NITs, and SRCC.

    With two sprawling campuses across India, the institute provides various management programs with the PGP (Post-Graduate Program in Management) as its flagship course.

    Admission to the coveted management program is rigorous and has the distinction of having one of the most stringent selectivity ratios internationally.

    Problem

    Every year as the entrance exam for their multiple industry recognized course happens; the institute faces considerable challenges in managing the logistical and financial burden that comes with it. Some of the primary issues faced by institute include:

    1. THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF BOOKING EXAM CENTERS

    2. LOGISTICAL HASSLES OF ACCOMMODATING ALL CANDIDATES IN CAMPUS

    3. DISRUPTING THE DAILY COLLEGE LIFE

    To put an end to their misery, the institute decided to bring a complete overhaul to their admission procedure.

    Solution

    Only the most cutting-edge application of technology befits the entrance exam to one of the most coveted business schools in the country. And they did not cut any corners in keeping up to it.

    In order to do away with the status quo, the business school decided to scrap the pen paper based examination procedure completely in favour of online one. With the help of Mettl, they set up a fresh examination format which included:

    1. REMOTE ASSESSMENTS
    The ability to conduct tests without any problems with just an internet connection meant that assessments could be conducted anywhere with just an internet connection.

    Mettl’s automated processing of results proved a major value add as manual checking was time consuming and cost intensive.

    2. ONLINE HUMAN PROCTORING
    The state-of-the-art remote human proctoring suite provided by Mettl ensured that the tests were conducted under examination hall like environment. Offline availability of the video footage proved to be an addition vote of confidence in the test conducted.

    3. QUESTION ANALYTICS
    Question analytics provided by Mettl allowed an interesting perspective into the analysis of various questions that were being asked in the test.

    From the time spent on each question, to the difficulty of the question predicted by the number of candidates who got them right, question analytics proved to be a valuable asset to the institute in assessing their own set of questions.

    Verdict

    The shift to digital assessments proved to be a major improvement to the business school, effectively allowing them to streamline their admission process. The more significant impacts include:

    1. Major Cost Benefit
    2. Reducing The Chances of Using Unfair Means
    3. Actionable Insights Leading To Better Questions
    4. Higher Signups For the Test
    5. User- Friendly Interface

    They say first impression is a lasting impression. An online entrance exam gives a clear impression of a progressive and pro-technology Academic Institution.
    Now armed with a brand new way of assessing candidates efficiently, cost-effectively and securely through Mettl’s online assessment suite, the business school successfully solved one of its long-standing problems.
     

     

     

     

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