Attempting a proctored test

Attempting a proctored test

Mettl’s proctored tests are usually run on a web-cam integrated computer and you can be monitored by an external proctor using your live-video feed. Please ensure you have an uninterrupted network bandwidth of 512 kbps during the test.

Also, please note that:
  1. Mettl Proctored Assessments are not supported on mobile devices (eg. Cellphone / Smartphones / Pads / Tablets).

Accessing the test

You can access/launch Mettl test using either of the following methods(depending upon the method adopted by your test administrator)
  1. Using the test invitation email
  2. Using test link/URL
  3. Using test invitation key
1. Using test invitation email: If your test administrator has opted to invite you for the via and invitation email, you would receive an email on your email address from admin.mettl@mercer.com (If not found, please check the SPAM folder of your email). The test invitation email would look like the following:



Click on the 'CHECK SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY' tab in your email, to be redirected to a system check link. Mettl' will now check if your system is ready and has all necessary hardware/software available to launch the test. If system compatibility is successful, click to the ‘START TEST’ tab to get redirected to the test page.

Further steps to start the test are explained a little ahead in this document

2. Using test link URL: If your test administrator has shared a test link/URL with you, you simply need to paste this URL in the address bar of your browser and hit enter. This will redirect you to the test page.

Further steps to start the test are explained a little ahead in this document

3. Using test invitation key: If your test administrator has shared a 8-12 digit test invitation key with you (something similar looking with eatys352tr), you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open your browser and in the address bar, type “tests.mettl.com
  2. Copy/Paste or type you invitation key in the box displayed
  3. Click on the “Go” button

Further steps to start the test are explained a little ahead in this document

Launching the test

Once you have reached the test page(after following either of the above mentioned 3 methods), you will click on “Launch Test” button. The following steps would follow:


A system check is run in the background to check the system compatibility for the test. This would include following steps would follow:



If launched on Google Chrome
  1. Enabling screen monitoring and recording(if requested by your test administrator)

You would now be asked to download and enable a chrome plugin(What is a Chrome Plugin). This would enable you to share your test screen.



If the browser extension fails to install automatically the same can be done manually by following the below-mentioned process:


Once the link is opened in the new tab the candidate must add the extension in chrome and click on the Add to Chrome and Add extension button as shown in the snapshot above


  1. Sharing screen: Once the plugin is installed, the test window would move ahead(if it does not, try reloading the page) towards allowing screen sharing.
  2. Click on the window image as in the snapshot to select the screen and then click on the share button in order to give permission to share the screen



Once the screen is selected, the Share button would be highlighted as in the snapshot below:



Steps to Share Camera & Microphone Permissions on Google Chrome:

Once your test is launched, you will see a pop-up on the top-left hand corner of your screen, you would be required to allow Microphone and Webcam permissions to Mettl’s system.
In case you don’t see that, you can always click on the Video Icon on the top right-hand corner of your screen and share the required permissions as shown below:



If launched on Mozilla Firefox: 

Once your test is launched, you will see a pop-up on top-left hand corner of your screen, prompting you to share your screen. Please click on “Entire screen”




Once you select the Entire screen option, Click on the share screen button to give permission to capture the screen

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Similarly, you would be required to allow Microphone and Webcam permissions to Mettl’s system.



If the required permissions are not provided to the platform, the below screen reoccurs:



If launched on Microsoft Edge.

Candidate who all will be attempting the test on Microsoft Edge need to follow the process shown in the GIF.

Candidates are asked to share access to the camera and microphone as well as share their screen.

Next Steps

Once you are done through the steps of sharing the camera and microphone access and screen sharing permissions, you are now ready to start the test.  The steps from here are common for all browsers shared above.

Click on the “Next” button on the screen

  1. Once the system check is completed you will have to click on ‘Next’ button.


Clicking on the “Next” button, will redirect you to test instructions page
  1. Please read the instructions carefully and adhere to all of them till test in completed.
Please click on the ‘Proceed’ button in order to be re-directed to the registration page.

 

Enter the relevant details in the information boxes and click on “Next:
  1. In some cases, you may just have to enter your email address to start the test.


Since this is a proctored test, you will need to share your current image(capture using your webcam) and image of your required Identity Proof

 

 

Your details are now submitted. If desired by your test administrator, they can check your clicked Photo, ID proof and other registration fields before allowing you to start your exam. If the administrator feels that you need to submit any of these details again, you will be prompted to perform the above mentioned steps again 

Once allowed, you will now be redirected to “Section instructions” page
  1. Please ensure you read all the instructions before clicking on the “Start Test” button



Attempting the test

Congratulations, you are now on your test window and can start attempting the test. On your screen, you may now see:

  1. Time remaining for the test, displayed on the top right corner of the test window.
  2. Next Question' tab on the bottom right corner of the test window. You navigate between questions by clicking on the respective question number as well.
  3. “Section” switch drop-down on the top-left corner(in case you have multiple sections in your test.
  4. 'Finish Test' tab on the top right corner of the test window.
  5. “Revisit” option to help you mark a question that can be reviewed later before finishing the test.
  6. Overall status of the question, which are color coded
    1. Green color is for the question attempted
    2. Orange for the questions to be reviewed
    3. Grey for the questions not attempted.





Once you are done attempting and reviewing the questions, you can chose to end your test by clicking the “finish test” button. If the time allotted to your test is finished, your test will be auto completed and submitted. Clicking on finish test, shows you the summary of your test.

 


Your test is not finished yet and you can review the summary and go-back to back changes, if needed. Only if you click on “Yes, Finish Test” button, your test will be submitted. Please wait on the test screen while your test is being submitted. Once done, you will land on the following screen, asking you about your feedback on the test experience.