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End to paper leak problem: Schools to get question papers directly via email
The state government in an effort to end the leak of question papers has decided to directly e-mail the common exam question papers for Classes 10, 11 and 12 to each institution instead of sending it to nodal schools. The new measure would be implemented from the common revision test in January 2020, sources revealed.
At present, the question papers for common exams such as quarterly, half yearly and annual exams are emailed to a nodal school, which sends them to around 100 institutions in its zone. Under the existing system, question papers would be printed at a local press identified by the government and they would be sent to the respective school, a day before the examination.
On the source of leakage, a senior official from the Directorate of Examination told DT Next miscreants take photos of the question paper on mobile phones during transportation and upload it on social media. “It (question papers) is shared lakhs of times via mobile phones,” he said.
In the wake of several complaints of question paper leak from parents and teachers in the recent past, the cyber crime wing’s assistance was sought, the official said. To put an end to this problem, a meeting with the officials concerned in Information Technology Department was held and it was decided to send the question papers to each school through email. “It (email id) will be protected with a password and it will be opened only by the headmasters or a specifically appointed non-teaching staff for that purpose,” he said.
“Though most private and self-financing schools have both computers and printers, which will help the management to take printouts just before the beginning of the exams,” he said adding, “Required equipment will also be sent to few government schools, which do not have printers.”
The email method of sending question papers to the schools would be implemented during the common revision test to be held in January, before the common exams in March and April, he said.
The official said that the government high and higher secondary schools would also be equipped with inverter and other facilities for uninterrupted power supply especially during the examinations.
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