30% to 50% candidates cheat during entry-level job assessments, says study

30 to 50 percent of candidates cheat during entry-level job assessments while the number of people attempting to cheat during online job exam increases by 80% to 100% when effective proctoring is absent, according to a study by HirePro, a recruitment automation and assessment solutions provider.

The report revealed that the percentage of such candidates reduces to almost half, 10% to 25%, for lateral job assessments. The report further suggested that candidates’ tendency to cheat declines as they gain work experience.

HirePro conducted the study on a sample size of 9 lakh assessments in the past six months, out of the total 43 lakh assessments undertaken over the past 12 months on its platform.

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