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Can’t hold your bladder? Better not appear for constable exam in Rajasthan

No loo break, no full sleeves, no metal on body, no shoes in exam hall for the police constable recruitment exam.

jaipur Updated: Jul 13, 2018 22:15 IST
Aparnesh Goswami
Aparnesh Goswami
Hindustan Times, Bikaner
A file photo of aspirants coming out of the examination hall after appearing for the entrance test for recruitment of constables. (HT File Photo)

Candidates taking the police constable examinations on Saturday and Sunday will not be allowed to go to toilet once inside the examination hall, according to an order from the police headquarters. The order adds that the candidates will have to take the exam barefoot, leaving their footwear outside the examination hall.

The Rajasthan Police has made the examination rules in the backdrop of the arrest of two gangs in Jodhpur and Bharatpur districts, which were taking money from candidates to arrange proxy candidates and ensure their success in the test.

Earlier, the state government decided to suspend internet services around 664 examination centres across the state during the test. The police authorities are leaving no stone unturned to conduct a fair examination for the recruitment of 13,142 constables. More than 1.5 million candidates are likely to appear for the test. CCTV cameras and jammers have been installed to prevent irregularities at the centres.

The exams would be conducted in two shifts: from 10am to noon, and from 3pm to 5pm. The candidates are told to reach the centre two hours before the shift begins so that verification of documents, frisking and other formalities can be completed. Entry to exam centres will close 30 minutes before the start of the test.

Candidates have also been barred from wearing anything except a half-sleeve shirt/ kurta/ blouse/ suit/ saree, trousers and flip-flops. Women have been told to use only ordinary rubber bands in their hair and not wear any jewellery. Rings and amulets have also been barred in the examination halls.

Don’t wear nose rings, earrings to bracelets, chains, necklaces, brooches and pendants when you come to the examination centre, candidates have been told. The police authorities believe these unprecedented steps are necessary to thwart the menace of unfair practices at exams. “The steps we are taking are necessary to conduct a fair recruitment exam,” said Bipin Kumar Pandey, the inspector general of police, Bikaner range. “A few restrictions for a bit will secure the future of a genuine candidate. There will not be a city wide impact internet banning or anything at all,” he added.

The order issued by the police headquarters followed an investigation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) into previous academic and recruitment exam paper leak cases, which revealed a massive network of racketeers that operated pan Rajasthan. Candidates have no problem with the bar on internet, gadgets, pens, wallets, even the intense frisking, but “how does it matter if someone wears a nose pin?” a candidate asked.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 22:15 IST