Global Online Exam Proctoring Market

Global Online Exam Proctoring Market, By Type (Advanced Automated Proctoring, Recorded Proctoring, Live Online Proctoring), By Application (Universities, Companies, Certification Programs, Government, Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World); Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020-2027.

  • Published Date: January 2021
  • Report ID: bwc20254
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 178

Report Overview

Global Online Exam Proctoring Market size- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

The global online exam proctoring market is growing at a potential growth rate Year-over-Year (YoY) and is estimated to have reached USD 398.3 million in 2020. The market is further expected to touch USD 915.6 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 18.1% during 2020-2026 (forecast period). The online exam proctoring market is likely to grow in the forecast timeframe due to witness a rise in demand in the forecast period due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. The offline study mode is significantly affected by the rising demand for online learning. Online proctoring is also defined as remote invigilation. Besides, E-learning would be the future of learning.

Global Online Exam Proctoring Market Overview:

The online exam Proctoring is defined as a way in which a candidate is monitored online during the test duration. This is done with the help of a webcam, mic, and access to the screen of the candidate. Proctored exams are timed exams that the person can take while proctoring software monitors on a computer's desktop, webcam video, and even audio. The whole data is recorded by the proctoring software has been transferred to a proctoring service for reviewing. The Proctored exams can or cannot be required for the course and enrollment track.




Online Exam Proctoring Market Forecast and Trends


Growth Drivers 


Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is driving the online exam proctoring

Online proctoring has surged during the pandemic. This is a great practice in which the candidate takes exams under the security of third-party programs. In a live proctored test, a proctor monitors the student taking the exam and an audio-video and screen share feeds in real-time also. The proctor can monitor up to 16/32 candidates at a time depending on the provider. The ore advantage of this model is that it removes the location constraint of proctoring. The more advanced automated proctoring is another form of proctoring in which the audio-video and screen share feeds of the test candidates are recorded during the test.


Growing advanced technology supporting online exam proctoring

the growing advanced technology boosting the online proctoring market. Currently, monitoring candidates from remote areas via online proctoring technology is lending credibility to assessments. The innovation in e-learning and continually developing technologies have reinvented the students to obtain knowledge and upgrade their professional skills. The online remote proctoring is completely subjected to the availability of a computer and a high-speed internet connection. With the help of combining technologies proctors extend their reach across geographies, and clamp down on unfair activities, with unconventional invigilation methods.




Online Exam Proctoring is costly for Institutions

The online exam proctoring has some major drawbacks such as the proctor must be present at every session. Also, it is often a more costly solution for institutions. In general, in many live proctoring scenarios, only a single proctor monitors several students at a time. 

Unfortunately, this diverts their attention and can impact the accuracy of their proctoring. There is a chance, they may also miss attempts at academic dishonesty because they were focused on another student. This potential for distraction can lead to undermining instructors’ confidence in the reports they receive for each exam.


Impact of COVID-19 in industry


The global economy and humanity have been pushed into a crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the high infection rate and adverse impact on public health systems, various governments have enforced nationwide lockdowns significantly impacting manufacturing supply chains, trade, and related services. Players are currently considering digital solutions that would enable them to serve the community and provide new opportunities to do business. Hence, online exam proctoring is growing rapidly in the current scenarios. Since academic institutions have been shut down for months due to coronavirus outbreaks across the world. This led to various academic exams getting canceled or postponed. Hence, various academic institutes and universities are trying to identify new ways to complete academic years for schools, colleges, or higher education segments and this has been done by online exam proctoring.


Online Exam Proctoring Market: By Type


Based on the type, the online exam proctoring market is segmented into advanced automated proctoring, recorded proctoring, live online proctoring. The advanced automated proctoring segment followed by live online proctoring is likely to dominate in the online exam proctoring market as there is a greater number of requirement and demand in the market. Automated proctoring offers powerful features that deter candidates from cheating in an online exam and the assessment. It also detects malicious activities including candidate impersonation and can create a log of flagged events and sends alerts for critical violations.

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Online Exam Proctoring Market: Regional Insight

North America region is likely to dominate in the online exam proctoring market, followed by the Asia Pacific, and others.

The developing countries like the US and Canada have major opportunities for industrial production, retail sales, and fixed-asset investment for online exam proctoring. Several other economies such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore in the Asia Pacific region are also forecast to grow at modest rates. The company's productivity is directly proportional to the productivity of workers. Hence, businesses in these regions are commonly embracing different instruments to help workers increase their productivity.

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Recent Development


·         Recently, Proctortrack software has been launched and is the only automated online remote proctoring solution that can continuously verify the identity of online test-takers. It also detects and deterring academic misconduct.


·         On VUE online proctoring has been launched in recent times that allows you to take your certification exam securely from your home or office. With just a simple check-in process, involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter, you can test without leaving the comfort of home.


Competitive landscape

The online exam proctoring market is fragmented owing to the presence of number of companies that provides varied online exam proctoring. However, the companies that hold the majority share of online exam proctoring market are Kryterion, Proctorio, Talview, ProctorU, Comprobo, TestReach, SMOWL, PSI Online, ProctorExam,Pearson Vue,Prometric,Biomids Persistent Proctor, ProctorTrack,BTL,Mercer-Mettl, Verificient,Examity, ProctorEdu, VoiceProctor, Smarter Services, Inspera, Gauge Online and others.

In the Online Exam Proctoring market, prominent market participants compete based on price and product quality. Small and medium-sized market players are expected to show considerable improvements in the foreseeable future, given the moderate level of capital expenditure needed to set up a business. The large-sized companies, however, are likely to aim for global expansion, in a bid to gain a more considerable brand reputation.

Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2019

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, China, UAE, South Africa, UAE, Turkey

Product/Service Segmentation

By Type, By Application and By Region

Key Players

Kryterion, Proctorio, Talview, ProctorU, Comprobo, TestReach, SMOWL, PSI Online, ProctorExam,PearsonVue,Prometric,Biomids Persistent Proctor,ProctorTrack,BTL,Mercer-Mettl, Verificient,Examity, ProctorEdu, VoiceProctor, Smarter Services, Inspera, Gauge Online and others.



Scope of the Report

By Type

Ø  Advanced Automated Proctoring

Ø  Recorded Proctoring

Ø  Live Online Proctoring

By Application

Ø  Universities

Ø  Companies

Ø  Certification Programs

Ø  Government

Ø  Others

By Region

Ø  North America

Ø  Europe

Ø  Asia Pacific

Ø  Middle East and Africa

Ø  Latin America