Mahima Bahl|Oct 19, 2021
CSEET August 2020- Instructions for students to take home-proctored test
NEW DELHI: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is going to conduct the first-ever Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) on August 29. The login credentials for appearing in the CSEET (including the Mock Tests) shall be sent by Email and SMS to the candidates who are scheduled to appear in the CSEET, August 2020 Session. The candidates are advised to check for E-Mail/ SMS received at their end.
It may be noted that the Login Credentials for Mock Test(s) and the main CSEET shall be different and the students are advised to check the latest login credentials. It may be noted that the repeat Mock Test(s) is being conducted for the absentees only and if a candidate has already appeared in Mock Test, he/she may not try to login for appearing in the Mock Test again. In case of any technical issues during the Test process, candidates can reach out to the following Help Desk Numbers to resolve their issues: 9513850016, 9513850025
In case candidates do not receive their login credentials through SMS/E-mail, they can get their credentials HERE
Technical Requirements at the end of Candidates appearing in CSEET through remote mode: Candidate has to ensure that following technical requirements are available at his Desktop /laptop (mobile/ tablet is not allowed) for appearing for the test:
- Browser: Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge
- RAM: 256 MB or above for desktops and laptops and 1GB or above for notebooks
- Graphics: Minimum of 64MB of graphics memory (Internal/External)
- Multimedia Support: Sound Card
- Microphone (Standard 3.5 mm jack / Internal).
- Webcam: Supporting minimum 320x240. Recording of colour video at 15 fps
- Internet Connection Minimum per user : • Upload - 512 Kbps • Download — 512 Kbps
- Recommended Internet speed per user • Upload: 1 Mbps • Download: 1 Mbps
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® AtomTM 1.6GHz or faster processor for notebooks
- Uninterrupted power supply to run the system continuously during the test.
Every candidate will be required to login through secured ID and password on the online Test-taking platform on the day of the test (the details of the time schedule, website address, ID and password will be communicated to the candidates in due course separately).
Proctoring The candidates appearing in CSEET shall be remotely proctored, from the control room of the Institute, as per details given below:
1. Login credentials for candidates will be sent by email and sms before the exam.
2. At the beginning of each session, the candidate undergoes an identity verification at 2 levels, Level 1: Capture of facial photo. During the examination, the Al tool constantly monitors the picture of the candidate taking the exam with the facial photo captured initially for any mismatch. In case of any mismatch, the system will capture the anomaly and notification to candidate / live proctor is also instantly displayed. Level 2: Candidate will need to display Admit Card and Valid ID Proof (PAN / Aadhar / Any other valid Govt. Approved ID). Proctor will instruct the candidate to display the Admit Card / ID after the logging in to the exam.
3. If candidate is violating any rules during the test or trying to adopt any unfair means, the system will automatically collect data based on the following parameters and will immediately alert the online live proctor :
Focus changed to a different window: Candidate tabs out of the test taking window.
Browser not supported: Candidate is using an older browser version
Webcam is disabled: Candidates web cam is disabled
Face is not visible in the camera: Candidate is not looking into the camera
Several faces in front of the camera: There are other people along with the test taker.
Face does not match the profile: Candidate taking the exam is not the same person whose photo was captured in before starting the exam and as per the Admit Card.
Microphone muted or its volume is low: Candidate has muted the microphone
Conversation or noise in the background: System has captured background noise.
Screen activities are not shared: Candidate has stopped screen share activity
Second display is used: Additional display like extended monitor has been connected.
Full-screen mode is disabled: Candidate has disabled full screen mode
4. There shall be Live proctors. A session that is in progress, shall be watched online :
Proctor can chat with a test taker in an active chat session.
Proctor can communicate with test taker via microphone (sound only) or the camera (video + sound) modes •
Session saves photos of the test taker's face and periodic (every minute) snapshots of the test taker's webcam and screen
Each session is finished either by the test taker, or automatically after the end of the allotted time, or by the proctor. All audio, video, text messages and recorded events are saved in the system and are attached to the session protocol
At the end of the session, the proctor leaves a comment (Positive or Negative) depending on the conduct of the test taker during the test taking. If there were no violations during the session, then the proctor makes a positive conclusion and confirms the session.
A helpdesk number will be provided to troubleshoot technical issues during the exam process. Candidate can reach out to this number in such cases.
5. The candidates shall be required to strictly follow the instructions given by the proctors during the course of the test failing which they shall be disqualified.
6. The candidates will not be allowed to take bio-break during the test. If any candidate takes any break during the test, will be treated as resorting to unfair means.
7. The issues faced by students during the test, viz. No network connection, network disconnection due to Wifi disabled, no internet connectivity, Power cut, etc) In such a scenario, the candidate will be allowed to login again and continue from the last question attempted. Remote proctor shall keep tab on such instances and report all such instance to the Institute immediately. In case, if it is not feasible to resume the examination immediately, the candidate shall be examined within next two days with proper intimation and approval from the Institute.
8. Candidates may attempt a mock test of around 1 hour; few days before the actual exam. The announcement regarding the same shall be made in due course. The mock test will be conducted for candidates to familiarize themselves with the remote proctoring process.
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