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Medical entrance candidates to be fingerprinted now


CHENNAI: Mobile phone jammers and fingerprint scanners will greet aspiring medicos who appear for the All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Test ( AIPMT) at exam centres across the country on May 13. Candidates taking the exam will also be videographed.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the test, has pulled all stops to check malpractice. The board has planned to take two sets of fingerprints and photographs of examinees, which will be matched with the candidates at the time of counselling or joining the college. As many as 30,788 candidates will take the test this time.

One mobile jammer is expected to be used for a room seating 24 students. Cellphone jammers are expected to block cellphone / bluetooth service, including CDMA, GSM, 3G, 4G, spy camera and Wi-Fi. Considering the power cuts, the board is planning to use jammers that work on battery.

"Parents, guardians are advised to ensure their wards don't indulge in unfair activities or malpractices which breach examination rules. If any candidate is found to have indulged in any such activity, he or she shall be debarred from taking this examination permanently in future and shall also be liable for criminal action," the CBSE has said.

The banned items include cellphones, pagers, electronic gadgets, slide rules, calculators, log tables, geometry box and digital watches with calculators. Text material, printed or written, papers bits and envelopes are also prohibited. So is tea, coffee or snacks.

You can read the full article here: TimesOfIndia, Image: 123rf

Medical entrance candidates to be fingerprinted now Reviewed by Sartaj Husain on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 Rating: 5

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