CBSE introduces metal detectors at JEE-Mains exam centres to prevent candidates from cheating

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The Central Board of Secondary Education has set up metal detectors for students appearing for the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, which will take place on April 8, 2018 all over India. A top official from the board confirmed the news on Saturday.

According to CBSE coordinator Balvinder Singh, the stringent system is introduced in order to prevent candidates from carrying electronic devices which are being used for cheating and wrong deeds.

Earlier, several students have been found using bluetooth-enabled 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.

"The banned items include mobile phone, electronic watch and calculators," Balvinder said.

CBSE has also directed examinees to carry their admit cards, Aadhar cards, passport or any other identification document in order to be allowed in the examination centres.

Over 1.3 million students have registered their names for JEE Mains 2018. This is the first stage for gaining entrance to the top most engineering institutes in the country.

Post that, candidates need to clear JEE (Advanced) to get admission in their dream colleges.

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About Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains:

Every year the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts this national level competitive test for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) score, mainly 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and 23 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs).

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