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GAMSAT 2024 is online

]Registration for March 2024 GAMSAT sitting is now open

BAD NEWS - the Written Communication section is now taken remotely online!

All students taking the GAMSAT must install ProctorU on their devices.

Students must buy expensive computers and webcams on top of paying GAMSAT fees.


1) Cost

ACER: massive savings on venue hire!

Price of GAMSAT: same as before!

2) Privacy

ProctorU records your face (faceprint), voice (voiceprints), iris or retina, IP addresses and device identifiers, and more. They sell all this to third parties (see user agreement below).

This is the same ProctorU sued for violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), after a data breach leaking the identifying information of over 440000 people.

3) Bias and Discrimination

How would you like to have your GAMSAT interrupted by the software when it decides you are cheating? For no reason other than not being a neuro-typical white cis man. Sorry, lads with ADHD, this excludes you too (sources below).

You ought to be VERY against remote proctoring if you are: a woman, not white, have any disabilities or impairments (or are just a tad fidgety), gender diverse, or any combination of the above.


Please post your suggestions in this thread!

Academia doesn't need proctoring!


2) Privacy

This is the same ProctorU that sell private information, including biometric data to third parties. Excerpt: “From information readily available on their website ( and one can see the categories of information that ProctorU regularly collects and discloses to third parties which include: social security numbers; driver’s license and passport numbers; other personal identifiers and biometric information including genetic, physiological, behavioral, gender identity, and biological characteristics; activity patterns and identifying information unique to each user including fingerprints, faceprints, voiceprints, iris or retina scans; IP addresses or device identifiers; browsing history, search history, and information about students’ interactions with websites, applications, or advertisements; medical information including medical conditions, physical disability, and/or mental disability; photographs, video, and audio recordings; education and employment information including that related to citizenship. Moreover, in the event that ProctorU is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, our students’ information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction.”

3) Bias and Discrimination

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