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Now students can take exams from anywhere with TCS iOn’s ‘Remote Assessments’

TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), on Tuesday announced the launch of Remote Assessments product, which will enable students to take exams anywhere.

In a press release, TCS said the product will enable universities and exam boards to conduct secure, free and fair examinations at scale, in a remote model.

Noting that the current pandemic had led the exam schedule of education institutions and exam conducting boards deeply impacted, the IT major said this product will help to address the challenge by enabling students to appear for the exams from home or anywhere. 

TCS iON Remote Assessment enables controls at three levels:

Level 1– It locks down the candidate’s device- desktop, laptop, tablet/smartphone and just enables it to capture exam responses.

Level 2– The product leverages the camera of the device and sends a video stream to a central server on the cloud, which is analyzed using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning frameworks to detect the malpractices attempts and alerts the invigilators.

Level 3- It includes all these features as well as enables invigilators to proctor candidates in real-time, form anywhere. 

The product supports more than 50 question types and gives an opportunity for the exam conducting authorities to evaluate students using subjective questions, diagrams and formulas. It also provides the ability to create question papers quickly and maintain them in an encrypted form, till they are shared with students just-in-time for the exam, the statement added. 

Majority of the responses can be evaluated by the system whereas subjective answers can be assessed by an evaluator. 

Commenting on the product, Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head-TCS iON, said, “TCS iON Remote Assessments product will ensure that exam administrators are able to conduct exams in a secure way, at speed and with no dependency on the candidates’, proctors’ or exam administrators’ location. This will help authorities quickly schedule and complete the exam process.”

A large number of reputed examination bodies and education institutions have already started leveraging the product to conduct their academic exams. So far, more than 28 Million candidates have been assessed through this product, the release added.

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