Using Aadhaar for Continuous Test-Taker Presence Verification in Online Exams

  • N. Sethu Subramanian
  • Sankaran Narayanan
  • M. D. Soumya
  • Nitheeswar Jayakumar
  • Kamal Bijlani
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 701)


In the context of Indian higher education, deployment of online exams for summative assessments is hampered by the lack of a reliable e-assessment system that can guarantee high degree of examination integrity. Current methods for maintaining integrity of online exams largely depend on proctor-based invigilation. This cumbersome method does not fully prevent test-taker impersonation. We propose leveraging the Aadhaar biometric data to verify the presence of the test-taker throughout the entire duration of the examination. Such a continuous presence verification technique is likely to be far more successful in preventing impersonation than the conventional methods. Our method can help eventually eliminate the need for a remote proctor. We identify a set of strategies to systematically validate the effectiveness of the proposed system.


LMS Cloud Exam cheating Proctoring e-Assessment Multimodal biometrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Sethu Subramanian
    • 1
  • Sankaran Narayanan
    • 1
  • M. D. Soumya
    • 1
  • Nitheeswar Jayakumar
    • 1
  • Kamal Bijlani
    • 1
  1. 1.Amrita e-Learning Research Lab (AERL)Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita UniversityAmritapuriIndia

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