Students appearing for AIPMT exam had Bluetooth devices and SIM cards stitched into their shirts. They sat in the exams while someone else, in a distant corner of the country, recited answers to the candidates who paid as much as Rs 15-20 lakh each.
We had massive erasers in our time, kids now have mobile phones at their disposal. Answers are just a quick ‘google’ away.
If you think the MO used during AIPMT was inventive, listen to this: Students remove the polarisation sheet of their personal digital assistants (PDAs) and cut it to fit their spectacles. Now, the invigilator will see a switched off media device without its casing but a student can read everything from the screen.
Examinees also use devices such as micro earphones, special clothes fitted with devices, button-hole cameras, tablet computer, wireless ear plugs and micro bluetooth devices to transmit the question paper to people outside during the examination. The answers are transmitted back to students via the same device.
The micro earphones are very small and fit deep inside your ears. The device syncs with any bluetooth cell phone allowing the person on the other line to hear what’s going on and giving them the ability to speak directly into your ear.
Pens that can scan question papers and are connected to a bluetooth system is another device used by a student. There are glasses as well that can scan the question paper.