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BTL fails... to find a limit for simultaneous online e-Assessment delivery!

Press release April 15, 2010 Education

BTL Group Ltd, the leading UK based e-Assessment company, is pleased to announce that Surpass - its flagship e-Assessment solution –is capable of delivering over 18,000 simultaneous online exams. This figure is in addition to the virtually unlimited numbers of e-Assessments that Surpass can deliver via LAN (Local Area Network).

BTL is seeing an increasing number of Awarding Bodies move towards direct online delivery, as opposed to a LAN offering. BTL tested its e-Assessment system, Surpass to see exactly how far it could go in meeting and exceeding the current and future online performance requirements of large Awarding Bodies.       

To discover this, the system was loaded with:

  • 400,000 rich-media question items
  • 3,000 exams
  • 1,000 qualifications

The system then had to cope with:

  • 6 million candidates
  • 20,000 centre users
  • 10,000 centres

The Surpass system performed beyond the online e-Assessment volumes that could be physically injected by the test agents. The results proved that the system was readily capable of delivering over 18,000 simultaneous online e-Assessments and confirms why Surpass is the e-Assessment system of choice for leading UK Awarding Bodies.

Andy McAnulla - BTL’s Senior Solutions Architect - states, “Surpass is ready and capable of delivering sophisticated, high volume e-Assessments online.  The results of this test confirm BTL’s technical ability, and capacity for online delivery.”

BTL has produced a detailed report on this test - to download a copy please visit  

About BTL          

BTL is a leading UK owned e-Assessment development and delivery company. With over 1 million certified exams powered by BTL, our content development and delivery tools are helping some of the UK's largest agencies face the challenge of onscreen delivery.

Since 1985, we have been successfully helping our customers exceed their assessment and learning expectations.

For further information about BTL and its product offerings visit


Hawa Mahmood

Marketing Manager

BTL Group Ltd

Tel: 01274 203 255

Fax: 01274 203 251