Govt will install jammers to check cheating in exams
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to install jammers to prevent cheating with the help of high-tech electronic gadgets in examinations held for Delhi government jobs.
The growing use of electronic devices in written tests has the government worried over the possibility of incompetent candidates entering the government. "After successfully using jammers in a <g data-gr-id="24">clerk-level</g> exam on a pilot basis a couple of months ago, the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has decided to use the device in its critical exams," a government official said.
Set up in 1996, DSSSB conducts written tests and interviews for middle and lower-level jobs in the state government and civic agencies.
A mobile phone jammer is an instrument used to prevent cellular phones from receiving signals from base stations. When used, the jammer disables cellular phones. It transmits on the same radio frequencies as <g data-gr-id="22">cell</g> phone, disrupting communication between the phone and the cell-phone base station in the tower.
“Nowadays, students are using technology to pass exams which <g data-gr-id="19">is</g> the other facet of technology. You remember ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, don’t you,” added the official.
‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ is a movie in which the protagonist - a local goon - is shown taking a medical exam with the help of a tiny earphone.