Action against regional authorities for mass copying
National Institute of Open Schooling(NIOS) takes appropriate action in reported cases of Mass copying which are dealt with by a committee constituted for the purpose as per the examination By-laws of NIOS. Further action in each case is taken on the basis of evidence and recommendations of the Unfair Means (UFM) Committee.
NIOS has framed Bye-Laws for conduct of examinations which are being followed by all Regional Centres in letter and spirit. Besides that, as a preventive measure, Regional Directors are directed to ensure free and fair conduct of examinations and to depute full time observer and flying squads team to oversee and ensure fair conduct of examinations at all the examination centres. In the event any untoward incident of Mass copying/malpractices is noticed, the same are dealt as per the Bye-Laws of the examinations, which are duly approved by the Competent Authority of NIOS.Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has well established monitoring system to check unfair means practices during the conduct of examinations, for bringing transparency in the Examination system.Some of the measures taken by CBSE are as follows:
(i) Pre-Examination counseling of students.
(ii) Frisking at the time of entry in Examination Centre.
(iii) Appointment of external Centre Superintendent at Examination Centres.
(iv) Photo – admit cards issued to the candidates.
(v) Appointment of Officers from academic organizations as Observers.
(vi) Flying squads for sudden checking at examination centres etc.
(vii) Use of multiple sets of question papers.