Jamshedpur : The East Singhbhum district education department is all geared up for matric and intermediate board exams that will start from February 16.
Across East Singhbhum, as many as 24,477 matric examinees will appear from 65 centres and 20,935 intermediate ones from 23 centres.
The district administration has restricted the use of cell phones and hi-tech digital watches for the students in the examination rooms for matriculation and intermediate. Invigilators and teachers on exam duty will also not be allowed with mobile phones at the centres.
Centre superintendents have been asked to arrange for electricity at exam points in the event of power cuts. The DEO Mukesh Kumar Sinha has also asked the centres-in-charge to be at the treasury office on time to collect the question papers and answer sheets and check the date and the subject. Besides, examinees will be frisked at entry points and cell phones will not be allowed inside the exam halls.
He asked to check whether students have anything written in their hands or any other exposed parts of the body. The invigilators will have to do their duty with their ID cards. The examination would begin from 9.45 and would continue till 1 pm.
The number of centres has been increased to provide students a better ambience to answer their examinations. Lesser number of centres results in crowded classrooms and seating arrangements which increases the risk of malpractices for students.
“Students will not be allowed with cell phones. If found they will be kept with the security officials. There will be sufficient number of policemen at one centre and a patrolling officer for three centres,” noted DEO.
Foolproof security arrangements have been made for exams. The district administration has already deputed static magistrates in each of the examination centres while there will be 18 zonal magistrates who would look into the smooth examinations. There would be five to six magistrates who would be patrolling the centres for surprise checking.
“We have been strictly asked not to allow cellphones in the campus. We have acquainted him of our issues concerning the security and infrastructure,” said a centre superintendent.
DEO conducted a meeting with all the centre superintendents to discuss about the needs of the centres and also to discuss the do’s and dont’s especially for teachers.
“The meeting was organised to make sure that the examination for both matric and intermediate transparent and fair. So we had called the centre superintendent and principals of various colleges to clarify their doubts.
We have tried our level best to ensure safety for teachers and students. I hope the results would be better both for matriculation and intermediate,” said an official.