Customized Testing Solutions (CTS)

GTS possesses enormous capabilities to design a customized/tailor made test to address the unique needs and requirements of any corporate organization or group, more effectively and efficiently.
Customized Tests can be designed for any corporate organization for various purposes including but not limited to – providing a robust and merit based HR solution (selection, hiring, appointment, promotion etc.). Customized or tailor made tests can also be designed for educational institutions, e.g. schools, colleges, universities etc.
In addition to the quality of question and types of question, there are four parameters to customize the Difficulty Levels (DLs) for each specific test. These following four parameters facilitate in designing a ‘Customized Testing Solution’, thereby satisfying the unique needs and requirements of organizations.

1) Proficiency Level Testing (PLT)

There are three ‘Proficiency Levels’, defined on the basis of following two parameters:

  • Increasing number of questions. Given number of questions are to be solved in limited time thereby providing less time to think and respond to a question.
  • Increasing complexity level of questions. Questions and their options become more lengthy, tricky and complicated, as the test progresses, therefore it requires more time for critical thinking and rational analysis to evaluate each option to avoid traps.
  • Beginners Level

In this level, the question set will range between 1 to 50 and its maximum time allocation for each question would be up to 1.5 minutes per question.

  • Intermediate Level

In this level, the question set will range between 51 to 100 and its maximum time allocation for each question would be up to 1 minute per question.

  • Advanced Level

In this level, the question set will range from 101+ and its maximum time allocation for each question would be up to 0.45 minute per question.

2) Complexity Level Testing (CLT)

These three ‘Complexity Levels’ further enhance the complexity and challenge for the candidate thereby testing his/her competency in the subject. Please note that the answered / unanswered questions will be marked according to the ‘Marking Scheme’.

  • Novice Level

In this level, the candidate has the choice to review his/her answers by using ‘Next and Previous’ buttons. Additionally, the candidates would be able to ‘Mark’ the questions to future referencing or to review/change/amend their answers at any stage during the test.

Candidates would have the access to review their marked questions in a summary/list format in a split window and they would be able to jump to any question directly from there rather than using ‘Next/Previous’ buttons for navigation.

  • Skilled Level

In this level, the candidate has only the choice to review his/her answers by using ‘Next/Previous’ buttons. The candidates would not be able to ‘Mark’ the questions or review the summary of marked questions. The candidates are allowed to change or amend the answers at any stage during the prescribed time period by using ‘Next/Previous’ buttons for navigation.

  • Expert Level

In this level, the candidate has only ‘One Way Forward’ and the candidate would not be allowed to review/change/amend the already answered or unanswered questions at any later stage. There will be only ‘Next’ button on the screen which will allow the candidate to move forward, and once the candidate moves-on to the next question then s/he would not be able to go back to the previous question(s). The candidates would not be able to ‘Mark’ the questions or review the summary of marked questions.

Time constraints do not allow the candidate to keep thinking about any particular question for a long time, on the contrary, the candidate has to move forward quickly and make his/her choice about each question so that he/she attempts all questions in the given time. This is also a test of effective and efficient decision-making in a limited time.

3) Time Constraints (TC)

Different tests have different time constraints. The more is the difficulty level the more questions are required to be attempted in the stipulated time or less.

For example, in the beginner level, the candidate has up to 1.5 minutes per question whereas in the intermediate level, the candidate has up to 1 minute per question and finally, in the advanced level, the candidate has only 0.45 minute per question. Therefore, less time per question further makes the test more difficult and complicated for the candidate.

4) Marking Scheme (MS)

There are two marking schemes used by GTS, which are as follows:

  • Standard Marking Scheme (SMS)

There won’t be any negative marking for giving wrong or unanswered questions. For example, if a candidate makes a correct choice then s/he will be given 1 mark and if s/he gives a wrong answer or leaves the question un-answered then s/he will get a ZERO mark for that specific question.

Example of Standard Marking Scheme: 
If there are 50 questions in total having 1 mark for each question, and out of which 40 questions are correct, 5 questions are wrong and 5 questions are unanswered/skipped, then the net score out of 50 would be calculated as follow:
Total Number of Questions = 50
40 marks for each 40 correct answers
0 marks for each 5 wrong answers
0 marks for each 5 unanswered/skipped questions
Therefore Net score for 50 Qs = (40 – 0 – 0) = 40 Marks
Total Marks = 50                        Passing Score = 25                Your Score = 40             Status = Merit                   Grade = A (80%)
  • Advanced Marking Scheme (AMS)

In this marking scheme, the candidate must give an answer to the question and s/he will be penalized for giving wrong answer(s) or for skipping question(s). These tests are made further difficult by using ‘Advanced or Negative Marking Scheme’ option with following two scenarios:

  • General:

This is the moderate level of difficulty in GTS tests, in which following rules will be applied:

  • If a candidate skips a question or does not give an answer (moves on to the next question without answering), then ‘0 mark’ will be deducted (Negative Marking) for each skipped/unanswered question.
  • If a candidate gives a wrong answer then ‘1 mark’ will be deducted (Negative Marking) for each wrongly answered question.
Example of Advanced/Negative Marking Scheme (General Level):
If there are 50 questions in total having 1 mark for each question, and out of which 40 questions are correct, 6 questions are wrong and 4 questions are unanswered/skipped, then the net score out of 50 would be calculated as follow:
Total Number of Questions = 50
40 marks for each 40 correct answers
-1 marks for each 6 wrong answers
0 marks for each 4 unanswered/skipped questions
Therefore Net score for 50 Qs = (40 – 6 – 0) = 34 Marks
Total Marks = 50                        Passing Score = 25                Your Score = 34            Status = Pass                 Grade = C (68%)
  • Proficient

This is the highest level of difficulty in GTS tests, in which following rules will be applied:

  • If a candidate skips a question or does not give an answer (moves on to the next question without answering), then ‘0.5 mark’ will be deducted (Negative Marking) for each skipped/unanswered question.
  • If a candidate gives a wrong answer, then ‘1 mark’ will be deducted (Negative Marking) for each wrongly answered question.
Example of Advanced/Negative Marking Scheme (Proficient Level):
If there are 50 questions in total having 1 mark for each question, and out of which 34 questions are correct, 8 questions are wrong and 8 questions are unanswered/skipped, then the net score out of 50 would be calculated as follow:
Total Number of Questions = 50
Total Marks = 50
34 marks for each 34 correct answers
-1 marks for each 8 wrong answers
-0.5 marks for each 8 unanswered/skipped questions
Therefore Net score for 50 Qs = (34 – 8 – 4) = 22 Marks
Total Marks = 50                        Passing Score = 25                Your Score = 22            Status = Fail                    Grade = F (44%)

Grade Calculation

        90% and above            A+      Distinction
80% and above            A        Merit
75% and above            B+       Pass
70% and above            B        Pass
60% and above            C        Pass
50% and above            D        Pass
Below 50%                F        Fail