Carrying banned electronic devices inside examination halls would be nearly impossible for WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination) aspirants this year. WBJEE board has decided to arm every centre-in-charge with a hand-held RFID (radio frequency identification) device to detect mobile networks on campus.
Over a lakh candidates will sit for the WBJEE at 320 examination centres across Bengal on May 26.
This is one of the first times that RFID technology will be used to check unfair practices during a major national entrance examination. The decision was prompted by the repeated leak of question papers within minutes of the start of examinations during this year’s Madhyamik.
There are 320 Examination Centers for WBJEE exam, so each examination center will have one RFID device, while there will be 80 roving invigilators will get one each. The estimated cost for this is around Rs. 10 Lakhs.