West Bengal Higher Secondary exam starts from Monday
Around 8 lakh students will appear for the examination which will start from Monday.
This is for the first time that such astringent measure to stop carrying cell phones at the examination hall has been taken. A special invigilator will be appointed at every room in addition to two invigilators to ensure that no student was carrying a cell phone.
The teaching and non-teaching staff will also not be allowed to carry cell phone at examination hall. In case they forget, they will have to deposit it to the head master or head mistress.
Of the two invigilators, one will check the admit cards and the other will distribute answer scripts and questions papers. The question papers will be unpacked at the examination hall and not in the staff room which had been the usual practice.
The board has made elaborate arrangements to stop copying during the examination. Seventy-five examination centres have been declared as sensitive and more police personnel will be deployed there, Das said.
Mobile police vans will be patrolling the area. This year around 15,000 more girls will be writing in the examination. The number of regular candidates has gone up by 28,000. There are 2024 examination centers throughout the state.
Das said every step had been taken to conduct peaceful examination. Like yester years, the Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) will run examination specials.
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