The new ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’, being extensively rolled out within the India market by Pearson VUE, is a standardised test of quantitative, verbal and abstract reasoning. The admissions test is aimed at assessing the aptitude and suitability of students in order to enable them to secure a place at a top university in India.
The ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ is specifically designed by Pearson VUE’s exam content experts and psychometricians, to change the way students are assessed in India at the important university admissions stage. It will be the first exam of its kind launched by Pearson VUE in this market, where students only need to sit for one entrance test in order to be admitted to various universities (which accept the exam) across the country.
Providing test-takers with the flexibility of taking their admissions exam anytime, anywhere, is integral to the ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ delivery model; candidates will be able to choose between taking their exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center (PVTC) or at home via Pearson VUE’s online proctoring solution OnVUE.
The ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ offers an end-to-end technology solution, consisting of exam registration, scheduling, exam content, results and scoring, making it extremely convenient for the candidate and a highly secure platform for university admissions departments. These universities will benefit from the simplicity of maintaining one publishing platform, along with the ability to streamline all test records to one single candidate record across all of Pearson VUE’s exam delivery modalities.
Pearson VUE Senior Director, Client Development – India and SAARC Divyalok Chetan Sharma said university admissions test business continues to grow across India on account of the seamless experience testing provides to candidates.
“We have drawn on our collective expertise from around the Pearson business, to develop this new exam tailored specifically for the needs of this market. We believe it will become the benchmark for admissions assessments in India, enabling several thousands of students to pursue many new and exciting academic opportunities,” said Divyalok Chetan Sharma.
The test format is comprised of 108 multiple choice questions and one essay question, taken in one continuous sitting by the candidate. The test was designed to test a varied range of skills required by a prospective undergraduate, requiring no specialist knowledge in any particular subject. Overseas students planning to study in India will also be able to take the test.
Registrations for the ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ will start from January 11, 2021. Students will have a six-month testing window as well as the ability to reschedule their exam.
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 16 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare.
The company is a global leader in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world’s most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers as well as online testing in over 180 countries. Its leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies.