The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will use hand held metal detectors to frisk candidates at examination centres. The CBSE is taking this measure to ensure that no incidents of mass cheating occur during professional entrance exams.
The Board has also been entrusted the responsibility by Govt. of India & other Bodies to conduct Professional Competitive Examinations and Eligibility Tests i.e. JEE Main, AIPMT, UGC NET & CTET, JNVST etc. The Board in order to check use of unfair practices through electronic devices by the candidates in professional examination has decided to frisk candidates before entering the examination centre for detection of bugs/devices by use of highly sensitive hand held bug/ metal detectors.
The CBSE has floated a tender with a desire to procure approximately 8,000 devices. These will be used at the centres in at least 52 cities across the country.