Assam Higher Secondary Exam From Tomorrow, Mobile-Phone Jammers To Check Cheating

The examination will be conducted across 772 centres of Assam. Representational image
The examination will be conducted across 772 centres of Assam. Representational image

Guwahati, February 11, 2019


he Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will be conducting the Higher Secondary (HS) Examination from February 12th, 2019 to March 14th, 2019.

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For the first time ever, in order to prevent hi-tech cheating, statutory examination-conducting bodies have been allowed to use mobile-phone jammers. The Council has decided to install jammers at the 25 “sensitive” examination centres, from where complaints of rampant cheating have been received, in Assam to prevent students from cheating using mobile phones and other such devices.

The examination will be conducted across 772 centres of the state. As many as 2,42,843 students will appear for the HS examination of which 1,86,187 students will appear from the Arts stream, 37,455 from the Science stream and 18,291 from the Commerce stream and 910 students from the vocational courses.

Barpeta has recorded the highest number of appearing candidates i.e. 15,542 and Karbi Anglong registered the lowest count of appearing candidates i.e. 1,133. A total of 924 supervisors and 33 trained examiners from 11 different locations have been deployed to take care of the anomalies and misconduct in the examination halls. The gap between the papers has also been reduced.

The students will be under CCTV cameras’ surveillance from two angles. The Council has ordered all the examination centres not to turn off the CCTV cameras even after four days of the conclusion of the examination.

Section 144 will be imposed within 50 meters of the examination centres and experts have been appointed to curb cyber crimes during the examinations with the full cooperation of the cyber intelligence committee. Special care has been taken in case of the packaging of question papers.

No candidate and invigilators will be allowed to take their mobile phones, calculators or any other electronic device inside the examination halls.

“The students leaving after one hour of the examination will have to submit the question paper along with the answer script,” said Dayananda Borgohain, Chairman, AHSEC.

“We urge the groups and organizations across the state to refrain from calling any bandh during the examination days,” said Kamaljyoti Gogoi, Secretary, AHSEC.