CIEL Exam Service

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What is the CIEL Exam Service?

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CIEL provides a secure online exam service over the internet for assessing classroom training, e-learning or online training and blended training participants. Exams are available on scheduled dates and participants are sent email and/or SMS alerts to take the test. On successful completion of an exam, participants are deemed to have passed the subject and certified as such.

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What are the functions of the CIEL Exam Service?

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CIEL exams serve three important purposes. First, we use the exams to conduct diagnostic tests over large groups of learners to understand their current levels of proficiency, training needs and knowledge gaps. Second, exams are used to evaluate the proficiency of a set of users at induction, before promotion, or after taking on a new job role, to map their functional competence. Third, exams are used to assess the performance of learners against pre-set qualification standards as a pre-requisite for awarding the Certification or Course Completion certificate.

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How are the CIEL exams strucutured?

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CIEL exam is a multiple choice testing programme with each question typically having multiple options and the candidate has to choose the right answer. The marks for each question are different and a wrong answer can result in negative marking. The exam has to be completed in the allocated time frame which typically ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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What is the unique value proposition of the CIEL exam?

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CIEL maintains a very comprehensive and current question bank on all subjects for which courses and certifications are being conducted. Typically, a 30-question exam is dynamically generated through a randomized choice from a question bank or pool of over 500 questions. Each participant is given a unique question paper using a set of design rules configured based on the testing objectives of the exam. Questions, options and presentation sequence is further randomized to provide safety net against copying.

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What reports are available to the bulk users of the CIEL exam?

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CIEL provides a comprehensive list of MIS and analytical reports to group users, such as organisations, both during the period when the exam is being administered and once the exam is over. Customers are provided summary reports, detailed answer papers, ranking reports, absentee reports and analytical reports to understand strengths and weakness of individual participants and collectively as a group. Analytical reports are designed to generate multiple reports from a matrix of user feature (location, designation and the like) and test features (subject area, taxonomy and the like) to generate a range of user-defined reports.

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How do I enroll for an exam?

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You can enroll online by completing the enrollment form or you can contact us at info@ciel.co.in and we will advise you on the steps to be taken to complete your enrollment. In case you are interested in a specific type of exam that is not currently scheduled, please contact us at info@ciel.co.in and we will get in touch with you to tailor an exam for your specific needs.

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How many attempts are allowed for an exam ?

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Some exams are configured for allowing multiple attempts for a given assessment. Please read the exam details carefully to understand how many attempts are allowed before you begin your test cycle.