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Newsmen Bureau

Kolkata, 11 February: WEST Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has come up with several stringent measures to curb cheating in the upcoming Class-XI and XI examination. The examinations will be held between 15 and 29 February.

If an examinee is found carrying mobile phone inside the examination centre, his/her exam will be cancelled. To ensure that this is strictly enforced, WBCHSE said, it would deploy additional supervisors at all the centres. The ban on carrying mobile phones extends to invigilators as well.

Around eight lakhs students will write the Class-XII examination this year. Unlike previous years when the number of female examinees were more than that of the boys, this year, higher number of boys will appear for the exam.

The examination will be held at 2,024 venues. None of the examinees will be allowed to enter the examination venues without admit cards, WBCHSE said.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, WBCHSE president Mahua Das said: “In this era of technological advancement, we can curb cheating during examination by imposing stringent measure only.”

She informed: “We have identified 75 examination centres as highly sensitive, and therefore, videography would be done in those centres all through the examination.”

Besides, there will be police patrolling around those centres. Section 144 of the CrPC will remain in place around all the examination centres.