Bihar judicial service exam: BPSC to use jammers to prevent cheating

The BPSC will use jammers during the preliminary test of the 29th judicial service examination to be held on August 13.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016, 06:03 AM IST
Bihar judicial service exam: BPSC to use jammers to prevent cheating

Patna: With Bihar gaining notoriety for cheating during examinations, the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has now decided to install mobile jammers near examination centres in an effort to check malpractices.

The BPSC will use jammers during the preliminary test of the 29th judicial service examination to be held on August 13.

The BPSC, which conducts exams for recruitment of state government employees in different cadres, including medical, engineering and general education, has floated a tender to engage a Centre-approved firm to install the jammers at its examination centres.

“The jammer will block mobile signals, wi-fi and Bluetooth operation on electronic devices. Once the agency is finalised, the BPSC will approach the Centre for clearance to install jammers,” a senior official was quoted as saying. 

The judicial service examination for recruitment of judicial officers will be held at 25 centres across the state. Around 15,000 examinees are expected to write the preliminary test to fill up 206 vacancies.