Jamshedpur, March 23: The East Singhbhum district education department is set for matric and intermediate board exams that will start from Thursday.
It may be noted that 67 centers have been set up for matriculation across the district, in which 21700 students will appear, while 29 centers have been set up for inter, in which 18578 students will appear. Magistrate and police force will be deployed in all the centres.
Flying Squad will monitor the centers. Section 144 will be applicable within a radius of 100 meters of all the centres, as well as the top officials of the district themselves will inspect all the centres. The centers have also been equipped with CCTV cameras so that there is no apprehension of malpractice in the examination in any way.
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. Education department has 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.
The officials 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 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.
“We have been strictly asked not to allow cellphones in the campus. We have acquainted him with our issues concerning the security and infrastructure,” said a centre superintendent. “We have made elaborate arrangements for the exams and are happy to note that everything went off smoothly. Students were satisfied with the question papers too,” said an official.
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 tried our level best to help teachers and students. I hope the results would be better both for matriculation and intermediate. The rest can only be said after the examination is over and when the results are out,” said the official.