Railway station like security for UPSC examinations - News


Chennai: Two All India exams held in the past six months portray a stark contrast to measures adopted by our authorities in curbing malpractice in high stake examinations. While teenagers fresh out of school were put through security like those in airports, Monday’s incident of a trainee IPS officer sneaking in high-end gadgets into the exam hall during the UPSC mains examination is only reminiscent of the security at our railway stations.   

In May, when students took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Neet), officials on duty used metal detectors to frisk students, sleeves were cut, students were asked to remove footwear, at a centre in Kerala, officials even asked a girl student to remove her bra, an act which was condemned…

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