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Measures put in place to check question leak

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examsReported Chinmaya Dehury/Edited by Swetaparna Mohanty

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8

Taking a lesson from the question paper leak during the plus two examinations in February this year, the Odisha government has introduced several reformative measures including setting up of examination management hubs to ensure safe conduct of examinations in the coming year.

The Higher Education department today decided to tag 200 colleges as Examination Management Hubs (EMHs) where question papers would be stored. These hubs, to be set up near police stations, will have CCTV cameras installed in them for the safety and security of question papers.

A District Level Committee consisting of the district collector, the superintendent of police and four senior principals of +2 colleges would recommend the place for the establishment of the hub.

“Under no circumstances would the question packets be transported from the Council to the EMHs and from EMHs to Examination Centres without full security,” said official sources.

Further, a decision has been taken to introduce a 32-page answer sheet. The practice of providing additional answer sheets will be dispensed with.

It has been decided to have one set of question papers in which questions would be jumbled at random and set in four series: A, B, C and D. This will help eliminate resort to unfair means by unscrupulous elements at the examination centres, official sources said. The system would be introduced from the Examination Year 2013-14.

The answer sheets of students securing less than 25% and above 90% would be re-evaluated by the chief examiner and the deputy chief examiner to ensure that marks are awarded fairly to the students.

 

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