With lakhs of candidates vying for a coveted job opportunity, it becomes rather difficult to invite each applicant to a central location and subject them to tests for their potential analysis.
The digital revolution has placed almost half the working population online, making online assessment tests the 'go-to' for most businesses. Educational institutions too, joined the party soon after online assessment software began gaining popularity and traction among the public.
Teachers and professors from all fields of study have embraced skill assessment software as means to analyze and evaluate a student's academic performance. These tools are also used to judge his/her soft skills with the absence of actual physical interaction.
Characteristics of Online Assessment Software Tools
– Appropriateness: Online assessment tests are characterized primarily by their aptness regarding the nature of questions for a particular job posting. If an aspiring candidate intends to join the cyber-security team of a company, it is essential to predominantly evaluate his or her IT and analytical skills before testing their soft skills.
Hence, most of the test will be focussed on assessing the candidate's software skills and a smaller portion will be oriented towards checking their vocabulary and aural skills.
– Short and Simple: These tests are designed to be small and often segregated over a range of domains, instead of embodying a long and extensive list of subjective questions. The questions are crafted to be relevant to the concerned area of interest with a few oriented towards testing the taker's communication prowess.