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Madhyamik begins with eagle eye

Nearly 10,50,850 examinees wrote the Madhyamik examinations on Monday, even as a new and improved anti-cheating regimen kicked in.

There were no reports of any untoward incident anywhere in the state, said Kalyanmoy Ganguly, administrator, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, after Monday’s first language exam.

The board this time has taken a number of anti-cheating measures. Nearly 190 mobile teams with officials of local police and district administration have been deployed to video photograph outsiders at the exam venue.

“The deployment of mobile teams with video cameras has had the desired effect. The students were disciplined and they did not have to be cautioned about the consequences of cheating,” said the headmaster of a school in north Calcutta.

Two teams of board officials, one led by Ganguly and the other by board secretary Nabanita Chatterjee, visited several schools around town to inspect examination centres.

The exams were held in 2,661 centres and six correctional homes across Bengal.

There was no trouble at Bidhannagar Municipal School where 375 candidates from Kankinara Adarsh High School are writing their exams. They were given admit cards on Sunday following an instruction from chief minister Mamata Banerjee, after the students had been stopped for being unregistered.