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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 02:35 AM IST

WBBSE 10th board exam 2019 to begin tomorrow, invigilators forbidden from carrying cellphones

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10th board or Madhyamik examinations of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) will start from tomorrow (February 12). The exam will begin from tomorrow with the first exam of language paper and will finish on February 22, 2019 with Optional Elective Subjects.

The exam will be held from 11:45 to 3 PM. The first 15 minutes will be strictly allotted to students for reading the question paper. There have been strict rules implemented by the board to restrict any form of malpractices. Invigilators will not be allowed to carry mobile phones inside the examination hall during the Madhyamik examination, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education told PTI.

Teachers, who have been assigned the duty of invigilators, will have to hand over their mobile phone 30 minutes before the start of examination to the venue-in-chage who will be a government official, Board president Kalyanmoy Ganguly told reporters on Saturday.

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He said the move was aimed at preventing malpractices. Disciplinary action, including suspension, will be taken against those violating the rule, he said. Students were barred from carrying mobiles in the earlier editions of the exams.

Ganguly said the centre officer in charge, centre secretary, venue supervisor, venue in charge and additional venue supervisor have been permitted to use cellphones. Last year, the headmaster of a high school in Jalpaiguri district was suspended for leaking the question papers of the Madhyamik examination.

With PTI inputs

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Published on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 11:40 AM IST
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