Exams under online remote proctoring environment are being held as a special case and any waiver in the
requirements or restrictions is not possible. Therefore, it is advised that examinees must carefully read the
requirements and restrictions given below. If they are unable to meet these requirements or comply with
the restrictions, they should not take exams under remote proctoring environment. Such examinees are
advised to wait for lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and take the exams when center based exams are held.
a. A reliable computer or laptop with a webcam and microphone which meets the minimum prescribed
technical requirements as detailed in section 4 of this document
b. A quiet well lit room preferably with a closed door
c. A clear workspace
d. A smart phone with active cell phone connection
e. A good internet connection with minimum 1 Mbps upload and 4 Mbps download speed
f. Uninterrupted power supply (UPS) in case a desktop system or a broadband electricity based internet
connection is used
a. Examinees will not be allowed to take a break during their exam.
b. Examinees will not be allowed to open or use any other application including Microsoft Office or
Windows help in the papers of FEN, BC and QMT. However, they will be allowed to use Microsoft Office
in the paper of IT.
c. Examinees may keep a calculator provided it is included in the ICAP’s list of permissible calculators.
d. Mathematical Tables will be accessible within the exam environment. Use of external mathematical
tables is strictly prohibited.
e. Use of pen or paper for rough working is not allowed. Text editor is present within the exam software
that can be used for rough working.
f. After examinee’s check-in process, examinees will not be allowed to attend any call except the call from
these numbers of ICAP: +92 345 2130685 and +92 345 2130686.
g. No one else will be permitted in the room except examinee while exam is in process.
h. Examinee may keep drinking water in a transparent bottle with all labels removed.
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Devices • Laptops and desktop systems meeting the recommended requirements
• A tablet or smart phone with fully charged battery
Please note that tablets and smart phones are not allowed for taking the
exam. These will be used only for showing a 360-degree view of the room
during examinee’s check-in process.
Processor • Intel Core i3 1.0 GHz or similar
Minimum RAM • OS specified minimum RAM or 4GB, whichever is higher
Free disk space • 20 GB
Display • 1024 x 768
Webcam • Webcam must have a minimum resolution of 640×480
• Webcam may be internal or may be external but must be connected to the
Microphone • This may be internal or may be external but must be connected to the
Operating system (OS) • For laptop/desktop:
− Windows 8.1 and above (32-bit and 64-bit)
− Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and above (excluding beta versions)
• For smart phone:
− Android version 9 and above
− iOS 10 and above
Please note that Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, all Linux/Unix
based Operating Systems are strictly prohibited.
Internet browser • Google Chrome Version 82 and above
• Internet cookies must be enabled.
• Any pop-up blocking setting(s) must be disabled.
Firewall • Testing on a personal computer is recommended as office computers
generally have more restrictions that may prevent successful exam delivery.
• If a strict firewall policy with antivirus on local setup is deployed on the
laptop desktop to be used for taking the exam, then examinees will need to
allow access to the following URL’s:
Please note that taking exam in a setting with a corporate firewall (including
VPN) is not advisable.
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Custom settings • Examinees will need to install a Chrome plugin on to the laptop/desktop
which they intend to use for taking their exam.
• They will also need to install an app on their smart phone and keep that
phone with them while taking the exam.
• Link for Chrome plugin and the phone app will be provided to the examinees
through email three days before commencement of examination.
Internet connection • Reliable and stable connection with 4 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload
• A wired network as opposed to a wireless network is recommended.
• If using an internet portable device, it should be directly connected to the
laptop or desktop system used for taking the exam.
• If you are connected to the internet using WiFi then the WiFi switch should
be connected to an uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
• If using a shared connection at your place, please ask others to avoid
internet use during your exam session.
• Tethering to a mobile hotspot is explicitly prohibited.
Power • The laptop/desktop to be used for taking the exam, must be connected to
a stable power source before starting the exam.
• If a laptop is being used, its battery should be fully charged and capable to
give backup power at least for the exam duration.
• If the laptop battery’s backup time is less than the desired backup time,
then the laptop should be connected to a UPS such that backup time of
laptop battery and UPS must exceed the exam duration.
• If the exam is being taken on a desktop system, it should be connected with
a UPS to give backup power at least for the exam duration.
• Incase if the backup time of laptop battery or UPS is less than the total time
of exam then a stand by generator with fuel should be available to provide
• If the battery backup time of smart phone is less than the exam duration,
then keep the phone connected to a power source during exam.