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Bengal HS Council announces steps to ensure fair conduct of exams

Kolkata: The Higher Secondary Examination will begin from Tuesday with the West Bengal Higher Secondary Council taking a string of measures to stop cheating or a possible question paper leak. Around 826029 students will appear for this year's examination which will continue till April 11.
It may be mentioned that this is for the first time when venue supervisors have been handed over an examination security format.
"He will have to fill up the form whenever a teacher or a non-teaching staff violates the guidelines set by the Council. The form will have to be submitted to the Council later," a senior Council official said.
Moreover, three invigilators will be present at the examination halls. One of them will be a special invigilator who will ensure that no examinee is using any digital gadgets, including mobile phones.
"We have decided to do videography. The venue supervisors have been given a question distribution format. They will first open the seal of question papers and then put them in separate envelopes and again seal them and send them to the exam halls," the official added.
The number of girls appearing for the examination will be 57,534 higher than the previous year, while the number of examinees has gone up by 53,000 in comparison to last year.
Tracking of question paper that was introduced last year would remain operational this year as well. A computer-generated bar code will be attached to the question that will assist in tracking.
The students would not be allowed to go to the toilet within one hour of starting of examination. No teacher or non-teaching staff will be allowed to go outside the examination centre in the first hour.
Apart from Bengali and English, Hindi has been introduced as another medium of examina- tion. There will be interpreters for Urdu, Santhali, Nepali speaking students.

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