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State of Online
Examinations 2020

An industry report incorporating insights from over 500 senior stakeholders, including deans, HODs and other decision-makers across India and 17 countries

survey – 3-1

The Mercer | Mettl Online Examinations Survey 2020 was set out to understand the challenges in transitioning to online platforms. It analyzed the education sector's requirements in offering online examinations.

The report provides an in-depth understanding of trends and challenges in the education sector. It offers granular insights that will enable you to make a seamless transition to the online ecosystem.

88% of respondents report a disruption in their examination schedule!

You Are Not Alone


What are the strategies to deal with the disruption and implement quick solutions?

Universities and Educational Institutions plan to continue with their
examinations by shifting them online


of respondents would continue with their
exam schedule


of respondents are exploring an internet-based
solution to maintain continuity

A comprehensive understanding of the sector’s requirements
is the first step toward developing viable solutions

51% of respondents list a robust candidate authentication system as their foremost priority when evaluating an anti-cheating solution for semester exams.


Analyzing important features for evaluating an online
examination platform for semester exams


Robust anti-cheating


The Ability to support
diverse question types


58% of participants believe the COVID-led disruption would expedite a sustained and longer-term shift toward online exams