The NTA plans to bring a difference in the examination process. Its focus is on research and scientific test design using services of experts, researchers, statisticians, psychometricians, test item writers and education specialists.
The newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) in online, computer based mode only.
The HRD Ministry 1000 computer centers across the country with minimum of 100 nodes and a local server.
The ministry plans to enlist all educational institutions with good computer centers, with highly secured IT software. This will make exams safe, leak proof, scientific and transparent. This will ensure no leakages and other malpractices.
Ketan Kapoor, co-founder and CEO of Mettl, said that online exams are a beginning towards remote proctoring tools that NTA might use in future. He welcomed the move to hold computer based exams and said “digitisation is the way. As we see the rampant cheating incidents in the competitive examinations, online exams are going to be important in curbing these incidents.”
.His group has remote proctoring and secure browser features that help institutes.
With tools like Artificial intelligence, computer screen record, environment audio, remote proctoring is way effective than direct. These are much more secure ways of conducting the exam, in fact JEE Main had an option of online exams and 10% students went for it.
Nikhil Mahajan CEO Career Launcher said that the online mode exam was inevitable, mainly because it is secure as everyone gets their unique independent paper.
CAT has been conducting it for quite some time and in past six years there have been no glitches reported.