Features of the Exam Platform

Mettl supports a wide range of question types.

Knowledge-based Questions

Knowledge-based questions analyze the candidate’s ability to learn and remember facts, terminologies, and any other details without the need to understand the concept. There are seven categories of knowledge-based questions:


1. Multiple Choice Questions (True or False, etc.)

2. Checkbox Questions (MCA, etc.)

3. Short Answer Questions (one word or few words, etc.)

4. Fill in the blanks Questions (single or multiple blanks, etc.)

5. Long answer type questions (essays, equations, freehand graphs, etc.)

6. Upload type questions (.docx, .pdf, .png, .zip, etc.)

7. Diagram type questions (flowchart, clipart, UML, etc.)


Application-based Questions

Application-based questions enable candidates to apply their learning to a real-life problem or situation, different from the one intended at the time of learning. They can be divided into 10 categories:

1. Code snippet questions (C++, Java, PHP, etc.)

2. App development questions (C, C#, C++, Java)

3. Database-query questions (Oracle, SQL, etc.)

4. Frontend coding question (HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery, etc.)

5. Case study question (business simulations)

6. Typing simulator (typing speed, accuracy, etc.)

7. RStudio question (R Simulator, etc.)

8. Mean stack question (Mongo, Express, Angular, etc.)

9. Audio recording question (record the candidate’s audio)

10. Video recording question (record the candidate’s video)


Mettl Examine allows you to create your own test and questions, bulk upload questions, or use questions from Mercer | Mettl’s rich repository. Candidates can undertake simple to complex formulae writing, math equations, calculus, integration, differentiation, trigonometry, matrices, chemical notation and equations as well.


Mercer | Mettl’s Examine supports exams on all devices.


Low-stakes Exams- Quiz and mid-lesson tests that need low security and can smoothly run on mobile, laptop, desktop, iPad or tablet.


Medium-stakes Exams- Mid-semester exams need more security and hence require proctoring. It is suggested to take the exam on a laptop or desktop.


High-stakes Exams- End-semester and competitive exams are high fidelity tests. It is recommended candidates take the test on a laptop or desktop.

The minimum upload speed required for:

Webcam proctored test- 512 kbps

Non-webcam test - 256 kbps


You can check Internet speed on the following sites:

1. bandwidthplace.com

2. www.speedtest.net


Note: Please ensure there are no restrictions for Mettl Test on the network, as there are some blocks in the office network or laptop. We can assist you in getting this done via your IT admin team.

Mettl has conducted 100,000 proctored assessments in a day. Examinations can be further scaled based on the requirement.

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Yes, integration is possible.


Custom Integration- Mettl has REST APIs that can be used to integrate with any of your existing systems. Additionally, deep integration enables custom workflows


Out of the box Integrations - We can integrate our examination platform with your existing LMS.


1. For LTI compliant LMSs like Canvas, Moodle, D2L, edX, Blackboard, and others (250+ LMSs), we can integrate within minutes via configuration-based integration.


2. For Non-LTI compliant LMSs, we can integrate our platform within a week through simple APIs.

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Setting up the exam

The Mettl Examine platform enables you to upload questions of different types in one go.


You can also bulk questions onto the platform. After uploading the questions, you can set-up the exam by integrating the examination platform with your existing Learning Management System and configure the results.

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Creating and Adding Questions



bulk upload

Bulk Uploading

After uploading the candidate data, you can select time-slots, send test invitations and follow-up emails to the students.


invite test taker



Grading and Evaluation 

Auto-grading is available for MCQs and coding simulators.

The grading logic can be set-up when you create a test. Marks can be allotted to each question. The option of negative marking is also available. Long answers and upload type questions which are not auto-graded can be manually evaluated. The total score, section-wise scores, and individual question-level scores are available in reports.

Customizable Candidate and Group-level Reports include:


1. Question-wise performance

2. Section-wise performance

3. Score distribution according to the difficulty level of the question

4. System generated inferences according to the candidate's score

5. Analysis of applicant strengths and weaknesses for an individual report

6. System generated inferences according to group scores


Exam Taking Experience for Students

The exam will start from the point where the candidate left with the remaining time and same question page.

Test-takers do not lose time if there is a connectivity issue. There is a configurable setting where you can allow students to resume low-stakes tests on their own and high-stakes tests can be permission-based as per your requirements.


Cheating Prevention

No, students are not allowed to take screenshots of the test and copy/paste when giving the test on a standard browser. In the case of Mettl Secure Browser (MSB), all right-click menu options, function keys, and keyboard shortcuts are disabled.

With the enabling of browsing tolerance, candidates are not allowed to navigate to any other website. We can also define a limit for browsing tolerance. Upon reaching that limit, the candidate's test will be finished automatically. Additionally, we can use MSB to provide the candidate with a lockdown environment which does not allow screen minimization and navigation. The access to search engines and social media accounts is barred inside the MSB, The MSB terminates all browsers and other operating websites upon its launch.


Navigation Warning


The Mettl Secure Browser disables all external ports, restricting the candidate from connecting any second screen. Also, the browser kills all the screen sharing softwares and websites, thus restricting the candidate from sharing the test window.

The Mettl Secure Browser does not allow test-takers to move out of the test window before the test is concluded. It also restricts students from opening any unauthorized website or accessing any blacklisted software/third party applications.

MSB also shuts down all active applications, such as other browsers and cheating tools.

Mettl's AI-based proctoring solution provides 95% accuracy in detecting any instances of cheating.


Auto Proctoring

Our AI-based proctoring monitors the candidate’s live webcam feed, auto-flags a variety of cases like detecting a smartphone, another person in the background, or the absence of the candidate. It generates a score that defines the credibility of the test.


Auto Proctoring


Live Proctoring

A human invigilator supervises the exam remotely via webcam in live proctoring. It comes with the functionality of pausing, resuming, or halting the test in real-time if needed. The proctor can communicate with the students through a chat window if they wish to seek clarification on any undesired activity. The proctor can also raise flags. Live proctoring comes with all the features of auto proctoring.


Live Proctoring



Our Email, ID and OTP-based multi-factor candidate authentication eliminates chances of impersonation.

Students need to click their picture, furnish an identity proof and share registration details.

The proctors, available round the clock, verify the photo IDs against the registration details to attest if the candidates are bonafide.

Yes, we can add the proctoring technology(Mettl Proctoring as a Service) to your platform via:


1. LTI-based integration in minutes with 250+ LTI-compliant platforms like Canvas, Moodle, D2L, edX, Blackboard, and others.


2. Deep Integration with other non-LTI compliant systems within a week, with the option of adding custom workflows.

If your platform is LTI compliant, integration can be done in a matter of minutes. However, for non-LTI compliant platforms, deep integration may take up to a week.

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