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CBSE to introduce metal detectors at JEE Mains exam centres to curb cheating

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JEE mains metal detector

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has set up metal detectors for students appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, which will take place on April 8, 2018 across various cities in India. CBSE coordinator, Balvinder Singh, said that this decision was taken to prevent candidates from carrying electronic items inside the exam halls for cheating. Electronic items including mobile phone, electronic watch and calculators are banned inside the JEE Mains exam hall.Over 1.3 million students have registered their names for JEE Mains 2018.

The metal detectors can detect any prohibited metallic or electronics devices, copper, aluminium, silver, wire, cell battery, watch battery, miniature electronic gadget or photovoltaic equipment, etc. There were several cases in the past where students were found using Bluetooth devices in different examination centres across the country. Such electronic devices help candidates to stay connected with people outside the exam hall and seek answer for the questions. CBSE has also directed the examinees to carry their admit cards, Aadhar cards, passport or any other identification document in order to be allowed in the JEE Mains examination centres.