Selection process or evaluation process is critical step for any education institute or organization. Education institutes and universities need to evaluate prospective students to identify if they are eligible for the course. During learning process there is continuous evaluation process to inform students about their progress and how they stand in terms of knowledge with respect to course curriculum. Online Assessment or examination technology can help to simplify that process.
Organizations are looking out to new ways to identify prospective employees. Employee selection, interview is long and time consuming process. Online assessment process can simplify this process to great extent. There are new techniques available which can help to automate selection process.
Following are some of the popular assessment tests which can be used to simplify selection process or evaluation process of the individual.
- Aptitude Test
Aptitude test is useful to understand problem solving ability, information analysis , reasoning ability of the individual. It is popular test for many management institutions. Many organizations also conduct aptitude test during selection of college passout candidates.
- Personality Test
It is new trend to understand personality aspect of the individual before hiring. There are various algorithms and tests defined to understand key personality aspects like leadership, team player, introvert/ extrovert quotient, decision making etc. It can help organizations to identify if person is suitable for the job profile. Personality tests have proved to be effective way to identify personality traits of individual as interview may not reveal various personality aspects of the person.
- Domain Specific Test
Domain specific tests are useful to check if candidate has prior knowledge of particular job area / domain of the work profile. Online tests are defined according to domain like customer service, quality assurance, digital marketing, inbound marketing, technology programming etc. Such tests are useful to know knowledge of the candidate. Many organizations are funding it suitable to organize such test prior to interview to know domain knowledge of the applicant.
- Listening Ability Test
Listening and writing ability is important for the job profiles like reporter , clerks in various sectors. E.g. if you want to select candidate for media industry as analyst or reporter then listening ability and writing it as it is would be critical. Online test can be defined where candidate need to listen some speech and it should be typed on the computer screen.
Assessment system would compare text written by the candidate with original text and provide recommendation and accuracy report. It can be used as important selection criteria.
- Test to understand Knowledge Acquired During Training
Online test can also be defined to check knowledge acquired by the student/ employee during training/classroom sessions.
Topic wise tests can be defined and based on the results of such test individual can decide about focus area for the learning.
Technology is playing crucial role for automation and it can save lot of administrative hassle. Many organizations, education institutes are opting for online assessment process to evaluate, shortlist, filter out suitable candidates from the pool of candidates.