Besides invigilators, video cameras will also keep an eye on students appearing for the class X and XII board exams that begin on Thursday. The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) has decided to conduct videography in examination centers in eight sensitive districts.
"We want exams to be conducted in a fair manner and so are making best arrangements for the same. Learning from past experiences, the board has deployed extra workforce of home guards at nodal centers. In total, 264 flying squads have been deployed for surprise checks. For the centers only for girls, female flying squads will operate in eight divisions of the state," said Subhash Garg, chairman, RBSE.
To restrict hi-tech cheating by using mobile phones, the board organized special workshops for examination superintendents. The use of mobile phones will be restricted in the periphery of 100 meters of the examination centers when the exam is on and even photocopying machines will remain closed.
After the completion of the exam, the answer sheets will be sent to the headquarters on the same day and all necessary transportation arrangements have been made for the same. Similarly, for any other help at examination centers and for teachers on examination duty, a control room has been established which will operate from 6 am to 12 midnight.
"Our arrangements are fool-proof. Teachers who are found involved in malpractices will be suspended right there. Students who are found cheating will be punished under the provision of the Rajasthan Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act 1992. District administration has also been apprised to make all security arrangements for the examination," added Garg.
The board is also in the process to expedite the evaluation process so that results for the examination can be issued at the earliest. "We have asked all the evaluators to pick up their copies within three days otherwise they will be transferred to someone else. Our aim is to come out with the results as soon as possible," said Garg.
Students, who have not received their admission cards so far, can also download it from the RBSE website www.rajeduboard.nic.in. All the other details of the examination like timetable, center, enrollment number and result will be made available on the site.
Board exams for senior secondary and secondary classes are beginning from March 15 and 22 respectively. Around 6 lakh 89 thousand students will appear for exams this year.