Now, GPS to Combat Exam Cheats

Published: 10th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2015 03:47 AM   |  A+A-

Now, GPS

VIJAYAWADA: The authorities of Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) are leaving no stone unturned to check malpractices in the Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) 2015, which will commence on March 11, by deploying sitting and flying squads as also  using the GPS tracking system.

As many as 64,590 students are appearing for first year exams and 65,989 for second year exams in Krishna district. Meanwhile, 157 examination centres and 40 storage point police stations have been arranged for storage of question papers.

Explaining the arrangements made for the Intermediate examinations at a press conference, here Monday, regional inspecting officer (RIO), M Raja Rao said the examinations would be conducted from 9 am to 12 pm and no student will be allowed  inside the centred after 9.15 am.

“Elaborate arrangements have been made for the Intermediate examinations in the state.  Ban orders under Section 144 will be in force at the examination centres and if any Xerox shops are found in the surroundings of examination centres, the police will take legal action against them. Also, we have made special arrangements for 105 deaf and dumb students from the district who are appearing for Intermediate examinations,” informed.

From the tracking centre in Hyderabad, the Intermediate Board would keep an eye on the untoward incidents. “With this technology, they can even find the malpractices, when an invigilator or student uses mobile phone to send out messages during the examinations,” he explained.

After consulting the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) authorities, the BIE has arranged special buses for students from their places to the examination centres across the district.

For the first time in the state, as a pilot project, the BIE has decided to prevent malpractices, by keeping a close watch on students using video cameras in select examination centres across the state.

In Krishna district, CCTV cameras have been installed at the SCS Junior college, Kanumolu.  Apart this, six sitting squads and five flying squads are deployed by the Intermediate board for the IPE. The sitting squad consists of departmental officers and intermediate board officers are deployed as flying squads.

“If the squad gets any hint of students indulging in any malpractice, they will be debarred from examinations. Apart from them, one chief superintendent and district officer will be deployed in every district to oversee smooth conduct of the examinations,” Raja Rao said.

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