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WBJEE Board steps up measures to prevent leakage of question papers

WBJEE Board steps up measures to prevent leakage of question papers

Kolkata: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) Board has taken a major step to prevent the leaking of question papers during this year's WBJEE which is scheduled on Sunday.

During the examinations, each of the examination centres-in-charge will be given a Radio Frequency Detector (RFD) device which can identify wireless signals around it's location. On the other hand, Metro Railway and Eastern Railway (ER) have decided to run additional services on Sunday, specially for the this year's Joint examinees.

According to sources, during this year's Madhyamik examination, several question papers were leaked out after a few minutes of the commencement of the test. Keeping the incident in mind, the WBJEE Board has decided to used RFD devices to locate any mobile phone or bluetooth devices inside the examination halls.

According to Dibyendu Kar, Registrar of WBJEE Board, each of the examination centres-in-charges will be given the RFD device. He will attend each of the rooms inside the examination centre

with the RFD device to detect any mobile phone frequency within a few metre radius of the given location.

"These devices were used during past examinations. But only roaming observers were provided with these devices. They used to make surprise visits to the examination centres with the devices. But this year centres-in-charge will be given similar devices," said Kar.

He also informed that if any examinee is found to be using any device to avail unfair means during the examination, he or she will be handed over to police and will be Reported Against (RA) as per the norms. The whole procedure will be based on the report of the centre-in-charge.

Apart from the measure by the WBJEE Board, Metro Railway and ER authority have decided to run additional services for the WBJEE aspirants. As per the time table on each Sunday Metro services begin around 9:50 am. For the examination purpose on Sunday, the first Metro from Kavi Subhas will start at 8 am and from Dum Dum at 8:22 am. For this, four pairs of additional rakes will run. The schedule of last services will remain unchanged. Also ER authority will also operate additional services in it's Sealdah and Howrah divisions. In both the divisions local trains will follow the week day's schedule up to 4 pm.

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