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CBSE to set up metal detectors at JEE-Mains exam centres, to screen students for electronics

The stringent system has been introduced for the first time at the JEE-Mains, the first stage for gaining entrance to some of the top engineering institutes in the country. The exam will be held on April 8.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2018 20:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
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Students leave an exam centre after appearing for the JEE Mains exam in Indore in 2016. The CBSE is ensuring stringent security to check cheating.(HT FIle Photo)

Students appearing for the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains next month will have to pass through metal detectors at the examination centres, a top official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Saturday.

The stringent system has been introduced for the first time at the JEE-Mains, the first stage for gaining entrance to some of the top engineering institutes in the country.

The examination will be held on April 8.

CBSE coordinator Balvinder Singh said it was being done to prevent examinees from carrying electronic devices which could be used for cheating.

Earlier, there has been instances of candidates using bluetooth-enabled devices which allows candidates to stay connected with people outside and seek answer for the questions.

Singh said banned items include mobile phone, electronic watch and calculators.

For entry, the examinees will also have to produce their admit cards, Aadhar cards, passport or any other identification document.

More than 1.3 million students write this examination every year.

Candidates have to clear both the JEE-Mains and subsequent JEE (Advanced) for admission in the engineering institutes.

First Published: Mar 24, 2018 20:12 IST