No smart watches in CISCE exams
In order to keep a check on the malpractices in the exams, Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has asked the schools to ensure that students do not wear smart watches inside the exam hall. This year, students appearing for the board exams will not be allowed to wear the smart watches and digital watches inside the exam hall.
"CISCE has recently sent a circular to this effect to the principals of affiliated schools," Nabarun Dey, the general secretary of the Bengal chapter of the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, told PTI today.
"The circular, issued by CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon, said the respective institutions should ensure that candidates from their schools do not carry digital watches during examinations. They are only allowed to wear analogue watches," Nabarun Dey said.
"Students will be told about the circular by their respective schools while collecting their admit cards. The move will ensure that candidates do not resort to unfair means while writing their exams," he said.
The ICSE exams for Class X are scheduled to begin on February 26 and end on March 28 whereas the ISC exams for Class XII have been slated between February 7 and April 2.