E-testing Update

E-testing commenced on 8 May for CAPE and CSCE examinations in the May/June 2017 sitting.  Those for the CCSLC will commence on 12 June 2017. The table below summarises the number of e-tests for the May/June 2017 examination sitting.

PROGRAMME NO. OF TERRITORIES NO. OF SUBJECTS No: of Candidates
CAPE® 8 31 3,847
CSEC® 7 31 7,021
CCSLC® 3 6 778

At the time of compiling, 4, 593 candidates have successfully submitted electronic examinations using the Online Testing Platform. Electronic examinations have been going very smoothly for those territories that started the E-test experience in 2016 with the CCSLC Pre-tests and later with the 2017 January CSEC examinations. Some of the newer E-testing centres have encountered challenges administering the tests. These include, network setup, Internet connectivity issues, bandwidth issues, uninterrupted power supply issues, log-on issues, and accessing the test platform.

CXC wishes to emphasise that training of invigilators and repeated testing of the centres are crucial to the success of the e-testing, notwithstanding the hardware requirements, bandwidth, uninterrupted and power and Internet connections.