Digital Assessment

Digital Assessment

These days, more and more exams are offered on the computer or online with remote proctoring. We are the leading exam management organisation offering computer-based exams and are the exclusive official provider of Linguaskill, an online exam solution with remote proctoring, in Switzerland.

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What is computer-based testing?

A computer-based test refers to delivering exam assessments online on computers as an alternative to using pen and paper. In this context, we speak about computer-based exams using our computer-aided facilities, and our exam venues all over Switzerland.

We have been providing computer-based assessments since 2006 and were awarded in 2015 by Cambridge English (Part of the University of Cambridge) for the pioneering role and excellence in offering Cambridge English computer-based exams.

Today, we provide on-site computer-based testing for exams like Cambridge English, IELTS, Linguaskill, and TCF throughout Switzerland.

Cambridge English Qualifications Digital: The preferred exam experience

As of April 2024, Cambridge will shift from computer-based exams to an improved digital experience named Cambridge English Qualifications Digital. This is good news for students and schools because it comes with more benefits.

Cambridge English Qualifications Digital covers A2 Key to C2 Proficiency levels, providing an enhanced and faster exam experience. It maintains the same knowledge and skills as paper-based exams but incorporates digital features to help candidates take control and excel.

At Swiss Exams, we know a lot about digital testing. We have modern digital testing venues in different cities like Zürich, Winterthur, Luzern, Basel, Lausanne, Chur, Bern, St. Gallen, and Geneva. This makes the switch to Cambridge English Qualifications Digital easy and smooth.

This change lets us at Swiss Exams offer more dates for exams, be more flexible, and provide results faster.



Digital exams may look different, but they check the same things as the paper-based exams. You don't need to change how you study or teach. Practice with digital activities for the best chance of success. Check out free resources and practice tests on our exam preparation pages by level.

Find out more about Cambridge English Qualifications

Discover exam dates and register

Select ‘computer-based’ exam type upon registration.

Schools or organisations can contact us if they haven't found a suitable exam date for their students, and we'll help find a solution.

Benefits of computer-based exams

  • Candidates receive faster access to results online within 2-3 weeks after taking the exam (which means they get their certificate in 8 weeks)
  • The online timer and help functions (i.e., word count) allow students to get the best performance (less stressful for most students not having to go through their text)
  • Exam-takers can edit their answers during the exam and highlight important parts (makes it more practical than having to erase and rewrite)
  • Candidates can adjust the volume for the listening part to suit their needs as they use headphones (less distraction, less stress, more focus)

Online assessment with remote proctoring

On-site computer-based exams are taken at a specified location and time provided by us, while remote-proctored online testing allows candidates to choose when and where they take the exam. We offer this with Linguaskill.

Linguaskill is powered by AI, offers fast results within 24 hours to 3 working days, flexibility in timing and location, and global recognition by Cambridge.

Learn more about Linguaskill for convenient and secure online assessments, including Linguaskill Business Certified.

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