• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Can't wear shoes to exam halls in Bihar, 'novel' initiative to tackle cheating

By Vikas

In a state which has made headlines many a times for malpractice during the examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has come up with a novel idea. The BSEB has directed students to not enter exam halls with shoes or socks and instead write exams only in slippers.

Image for representation only

It was observed in the past that students used to hide chits or notes in shoes and socks to cheat during the exams. Since it is time consuming to check shoes and socks of every student, the BSEB has barred students from wearing shoes to exam halls.

"It is time consuming to make students take off their socks and shoes to conduct a check that is why such a decision was taken.The system is already in practice. Exams are being held in a fair manner," state education minister told news agency ANI.

Nearly 17.70 lakh students will sit for the Class 10 exams at 1,426 centres across the state starting from February 21. Nearly 1,000 students were penalised for cheating during the Class 12 exams that concluded last Saturday, a Hindustan Times report said.

""There is nothing new in this order to students appearing in Class 10 exams from February 21. It is a usual practice in other examinations held in the state. The board decided to adopt the practice from this year," an HT report quoted BSEB chairman Anand Kishor as saying.

In recent times, students have also tried to sneak in calculators and other electronic devices to the exams halls. With the advent of technology and gadgets becoming smaller and smaller, examiners face a tough task to make absolutely sure that exams are held in fair manner.

OneIndia News


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more