Centres ask students to leave shoes, socks outside exam halls
Two teachers were seen checking the admit card and scanning their pencil/pen boxes before allowing students to enter the hall.noida Updated: Feb 08, 2018 23:04 IST
Management of many examination centres are not allowing students to wear shoes and socks inside examination centres during the ongoing UP Board examinations for high school (class 10) and intermediate (class 12).
District Inspector of Schools (DIOS), PK Upadhyay said, “This is done to check the copying. At the gates of all centres, staff also physically check students to make sure there is no cheat sheet hidden in their dress.”
At the Inter College in Sector 12, class 12 students were seen removing their shoes outside the examination hall on Thursday.
Two teachers were seen checking the admit card and scanning their pencil/pen boxes before allowing students to enter the hall. Those carrying books and notes were asked to place these near the gate. Mobile phones were also disallowed. Students gave their mobile phones to their parents or relatives.
Inside the examination hall, invigilators tallied students with their list, which has the photograph of each student, to ensure that no proxy candidate takes the examination.
“Though there is no written direction from the board about the removal of shoes. Management of exam centres, in an effort to ensure cheating-free exams, prefer to get the shoes and socks removed outside the examination hall. In some centres, slippers are allowed inside the exam halls,” Upadhyay said.
“The practice is followed to curtail copying and unfair practices. Centre staff also check students’ arms to see if they have written any formula or answer,” Upadhyay said.
Vijendra Singh Ahlawat, principal, Public Inter College at Rabupura in Jewar said, “I am not allowing students to wear even chappals (slippers) inside the examination hall. Candidates sit barefoot and take the exam. Hiding slips for copying is a possibility even with chappals. When we are to ensure copying free exam, we have to take all such measures.”
However, students were of the view that after a thorough checking, they must be allowed to wear their socks and shoes.