It was always believed that some examinees do hire intelligent and needy people appear in examinations on their behalf. The recent crackdown on a few dozen Haldwani Medical College First Year students, whose finger prints taken during the entrance examination didn’t match with their finger prints; cleared much air in this regard.
In an effort to curb such unfair activities or malpractices which breach examination rules; CBSE plans to set up extensive controls in the upcoming may 13, All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Test ( AIPMT) Examination.
All the examination centres across India, which are to hold the May 13 Examination will be set up with Mobile phone jammers and fingerprint scanners. That apart the candidates taking the exam will also be videographed.
As part of the exercise, the CBSE had planned to take two sets of fingerprints and photographs of examinees, which will be matched with the candidates at the time of counseling or joining the college. One mobile jammer (that work on battery) is expected to be used for a room seating 24 students. Cellphone jammers are expected to block cellphone / bluetooth service, including CDMA, GSM, 3G, 4G, spy camera and Wi-Fi.
CBSE has also asked Parents, guardians to ensure their wards don’t indulge in unfair activities or malpractices which breach examination rules. If any candidate is found to have indulged in any such activity, he or she shall be debarred from taking this examination permanently in future and shall also be liable for criminal action, informed the CBSE.
Banned items inside Examination Centers:
Cellphones, pagers, electronic gadgets, slide rules, calculators, log tables, geometry box and digital watches with calculators. Text material, printed or written, papers bits and envelopes are also prohibited. So is tea, coffee or snacks.
Smuggling out question paper or parts of answer sheet, threatening officials connected with the exam conduct or threatening candidates could get the candidate branded as indulging in “unfair means.”
About 30,788 candidates will take the test this time.