Watches to be banned from SSLC ex­am­i­na­tion halls?

Evening Today - - STATE -

Bengaluru: The Kar­nataka Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Ex­am­i­na­tion Board (KSEEB) has de­cided not to al­low SSLC stu­dents to en­ter the SSLC ex­am­i­na­tion halls with watches. In­stead, the board it­self will en­sure that a wall clock is present in all the ex­am­i­na­tion halls. Ac­cord­ing to sources in the KSEEB, a de­ci­sion in this re­gard has been taken to make the ex­am­i­na­tion sys­tem more fool­proof. “There is a pos­si­bil­ity of the stu­dents us­ing the lat­est watches to com­mit mal­prac­tice dur­ing the ex­am­i­na­tions. So, it has been de­cided not to al­low watches,” said V Su­man­gala, di­rec­tor, KSEEB. The Kar­nataka Ex­am­i­na­tion Au­thor­ity (KEA) also de­cided to ban watches for the CET 2019 ex­am­i­na­tions. The de­ci­sion was taken af­ter watches al­low­ing two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion were in­tro­duced in the mar­ket.

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