Uttar Pradesh Board Exams: Students Not Allowed to Wear Shoes, Socks at Examination Centres
Noida, February 9: Students, appearing for Uttar Pradesh Board Examinations for high school (class 10) and intermediate (class 12), are not being allowed to wear shoes and socks inside examination centres by management of many examination centres.
District Inspector of Schools (DIOS), PK Upadhyay said, “This is done to check the copying. At the gates of all centres, staff also physically check students to make sure there is no cheat sheet hidden in their dress.”
On Thursday, at the Inter College in Sector 12, class 12 students were seen removing their shoes outside the examination hall, the Hindustan Times reported.
Before students were allowed to enter the examination halls, two teachers were seen checking the admit card and scanning their pencil/pen boxes. No books or notes were allowed inside the examination hall. Mobile phones were also disallowed.
Not giving any scope of cheating and no proxy candidate takes the examination, invigilators tallied students with their list, which has the photograph of each student.
“Though there is no written direction from the board about the removal of shoes. Management of exam centres, in an effort to ensure cheating-free exams, prefer to get the shoes and socks removed outside the examination hall. In some centres, slippers are allowed inside the exam halls,” Upadhyay said.
“The practice is followed to curtail copying and unfair practices. Centre staff also check students’ arms to see if they have written any formula or answer,” Upadhyay said.
At some examination centres, even slippers were not allowed and candidates had to sit barefoot for exam.
But some students said that after a thorough checking, they must be allowed to wear their socks and shoes.