PUC exams: 48 caught copying

In Gulbarga educational district alone, nine students were caught. According to the Department of PU Education, most of them were caught while seeking help from their friends, relatives outside the examination centre.

Seven students were caught for indulging in malpractices at Nehru College, Ghantikeri, Hubli. Two more students were caught in Dharwad district. A student was picked up at a college in Yadgir district’s Afzalpur town, which does not have a regular principal.

Five students each were caught in Haveri and Bijapur districts whereas four examinees were caught in Gadag district. Two candidates each were caught in Bellary, Hassan, Koppal and Shimoga districts. One student each was caught in Bangalore North, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Chitradurga, Chamarajanagar, Tumkur and Yadgir districts.

R Basavarajappa, Joint Director (Examination) of the Department, attributed the increase in number of students caught to the “stringent measures”.

“Our squads keep a very strict vigil over examinees. Also, we are not allowing non-examinees to come anywhere near the centres,” Basavarajappa told Deccan Herald.
Interestingly, the number of students caught for copying on Saturday is almost double than those picked for malpractices in the first two days of the examination. While 10 students were nabbed on Thursday, 13 more were caught on Friday.

The increase could also be attributed to the subjects of examination. For many students of Arts stream, Political Science is a difficult subject. Ditto with Basic Mathematics. The real test would be on Monday when Mathematics examination is scheduled.

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