25 Mar 2018
CBSE deploying metal detectors at JEE exam-centers to check cheating
The CBSE is going hi-tech to check cheating. In the JEE Main scheduled on April 8, it will deploy metal detectors at centers.
"Banned items include mobile phone, electronic watch and calculators," said CBSE coordinator Balvinder Singh, and metal detectors would help catch violators.
Students have gone to new heights for cheating in exams
Bizarre incidents of cheating have come to light this time. Students under the Haryana education board have been found ingeniously smuggling electronic devices into exam halls.
In Rohtak's Farmana, a Class-10 student was caught with a cellphone inside his hollow cardboard.
In Karnal, a Class-12 student hid a Bluetooth device inside his turban.
The CBSE is eager to avoid such situations in the JEE.
JEE Main scheduled for April 8 and April 15-16
Over 10L students across India are busy preparing for the JEE Main in April, two weeks away.
While the pen-paper exam will be conducted on April 8, the online mode is scheduled for April 15-16.
Only the top 2.24L students will be chosen for the next round - the Advanced.
Ensure you carry the admit card, available on the official website.
Mock Advanced tests to familiarize students with new format
There are some changes this time; for one, the Advanced is going completely online.
Qualified candidates will be able to appear them in 18,000 affiliated schools across the country.
The Advanced will be held on May 20. Registrations will begin May 2.