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Microchip to prevent question leak in Secondary Examinations

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The question paper packets of Secondary Examinations, set to begin tomorrow, have been fitted with a microchip, which will send an alert to its server as soon as the seal is broken.

Board of Secondary Education Kalyanmoy Ganguly told reporters that the will be put on a sticker on the sealed envelope containing the question papers.

"The specially designed envelopes will be GPS-enabled, enclosed by a seal. If the seal is broken, the data will be passed on to the central server at the control room at the Board office here," Ganguly said yesterday.

The question papers will be despatched from the main venue in each district to the examination centre by 10.30 am.

Once the opens the packet for sorting purpose by 11.15 am, the data will be relayed to the central server and the Board will crosscheck who received and opened the packet with its own list of names.

The invigilators at the examination centres will have to sign on the packets by 11.40 am, five minutes before the distribution of question papers, Ganguly said.

The steps will ensure that there were no malpractices or unfair means during the examinations.

The Board said no electronic gadget would be allowed inside the examination halls.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 16:00 IST