BHOPAL : Strange as it may seem, other states are coming forward to study the examination pattern followed by the tainted Vyapam (now Professional Examination Board).
The PEB director Bhaskar Lachakar informed Free Press that study teams from three states, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi has visited PEB office.
The PEB officials made a power-point presentation before them.
Gujarat wants to conduct the police constables recruitment exam, Himachal Pradesh State Public Service Commission exam and Delhi wants to recruit IT professionals through online mode and they hope to learn from PEB’s experience.
The board has started using biometric identification system in examinations and to check the use of unfair means, jammers are installed at examination centres. Exam halls are equipped with CCTV cameras.
Even if the candidates manage to manipulate photograhs, the system of taking thumb impressions of the applicants on the application forms and matching them in the examination halls precludes any possibility of an impersonator taking the exams. The scores of the candidates are declared immediately after submission of the answer sheets to maintain transparency.
The teams studied the process of accepting applications, their scrutiny; roll number allotment, centre allocation and the system of verifying the identity of all candidates before permitting them to enter the exam hall. They also studied how the answer sheets are submitted, evaluated and the results declared
Recently one of biggest online exams of the country – to recruit police constables for MP police – was conducted by the Board.
As many as 9.28 lakh candidates had applied. Of them, 6.91 lakh had appeared in the exam. A total of 57 impersonators were caught and 18 cases of unfair means were detected.