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No shoes please, only slippers in exam halls: Bihar cracks the whip on cheats

Nearly 17.70 lakh students will sit for the Class 10 exams at 1,426 centres across the state starting from February 21.

patna Updated: Feb 19, 2018 09:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The board examinations in Bihar start from February 21.(HT File Photo)

Ahead of the Class 10 examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday directed students to sit in exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes along with socks.

It is believed that candidates can hide chits or other devices inside their shoes and socks.

“There is nothing new in this order to students appearing in Class 10 exams from February 21. It is a usual practice in other examinations held in the state. The board decided to adopt the practice from this year,” BSEB chairman Anand Kishor, who issued the instructions on Sunday, said.

Nearly 17.70 lakh students will sit for the Class 10 exams at 1,426 centres across the state starting from February 21.

Nearly 1,000 students were penalised for cheating during the Class 12 exams that concluded last Saturday.

According to BSEB officials, the annual examinations this year were fair and mass cheating is a thing of the past in Bihar.

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 07:58 IST