Prometric, a United States- based standardized test management company, has announced that the online Common Admission Test (CAT), often used as for admissions purposes for the Indian Institutes of Management, has received a number of security upgrades to help ensure the taker is who he says he is, according to a Central Chronicle article. Among the security upgrades, Prometric officials cite the collection of biometric data from test takers is the most important.
The collection of data consisted of fingerprint and photograph samples from nearly 250,000 test takers from 361 testing centers in 32 cities over 10 days. More than simply ensuring the test takers are who they purport to be, Prometric also expects the new security measures to catch serial test takers who attempt to memorize questions to sell off to those preparing for the test.
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