Cheating at Freewill | Candidates seen using mobile phones during PNRD exam

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Candidates seen using mobile phones during PNRD exam

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Candidates seen using mobile phones during PNRD exam

The Assam Panchayat & Rural Development Exam which was held on May 20 has turned out to be more like a mere “SHOW” and more of controversy as many candidates were seen using mobile phones at free will in the examination Hall.

The PNRD exam has turned out to be one of the most controversial examinations of recent times as not only there were reports of question papers being leaked but also allegations and photos have emerged of candidates using mobile phones inside the exam halls to cheat. The use of mobile phones by the candidates came to light after multiple photos got circulated on social media platforms.

It has been reported that mobile phones were used across the state in many examination centres, including some of the top colleges of Assam such as B Baruah College, Guwahati Commerce College and various others.

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Some candidates alleged that although carrying mobile phones inside the examination hall was banned during exams; however, this time majority of candidates were seen violating the order. Many candidates were allowed to take their mobile phones inside the centres.

Some of the candidates who shared these images on the social media also alleged that even after they made complaints to the invigilators about the use of mobile phones, no actions were taken. There were even allegations that some candidates already had access to the question paper even before the examination commenced.

Candidates seen using mobile phones during PNRD exam

One of the candidates, whose examination center was in Barni High School, Hajo made another allegation that the invigilator not only allowed the use of mobile phones but also helped some of the candidates to cheat by allowing “outsiders” to pass on the answers through the window.

The use of mobile phones inside the exam hall was reported from Nalbari Commerce College, Rangia HS School, Sivasagar Govt. High School, Raghunath Choudhary School in Mukalmua, GNDGN Commerce College in Nagaon and so on.

It was also reported that there were incidents where some candidates made calls to their “contacts and sources” from the bathroom to get all the answers to the questions.

Now, a number of candidates have decided to file a writ petition before the Guwahati High Court regarding the selection process. Some of the candidates have also written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to intervene in the matter.

Initial sources said that the original question paper set for the exam was leaked on WhatsApp from a center in Silchar at around 1:20 pm on May 20. It was suspected that some candidates inside the examination hall at the particular center managed to carry their mobile phones inside the hall and click pictures of the question papers and thereby leaked it in the WhatsApp groups, which went viral later.

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