SSC examinees must be in hall 30 mins before exam
Published: 11:13 AM, 4 January 2018 Updated: 04:48 PM, 4 January 2018
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent exams examinees must reach their respective exam centres half an hour before the tests start. If they fail to reach in this time, they will not be allowed to enter the exam halls.
The Education Ministry took the decision at a meeting on Wednesday to prevent question leaks or copying or any other forms of cheating in the upcoming exam.
The ministry issued a press release on Wednesday regarding the new decision. The meeting led by Md Sohrab Hossain, Secretary to the Secondary and Higher Education Division of the ministry.
The meeting discussed possible ways to stop question leaks, according to the circular. They include carrying the questions inside specially sealed envelopes, making multiple sets of questions, using pin codes, using USB drives to carry questions inside centres and blocking internet connections around centres for the time being.
There was also a discussion about whether internet connection in the vicinity of test centres can be cut off during the exams, and several other measures to prevent question paper leaks.
No smart phones will be allowed inside the exam centres and only secretary of the exam centre will be allowed to use a regular mobile phone, it added.
The written part of the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations will be held between Feb 1 and Feb 24 this year.