Bhopal, March 2: The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) introduced several measures for the disabled student appearing for board examination. These students will have separate question papers and formatted laptops and tablets, to help them write their answers. Also Read - 39-Year-Old Man Arrested Under NSA for Selling 'Beef' in Madhya Pradesh's Indore
Disabled students had to answer a common paper till 2017, but the pattern has been kept the same for all the 7,69,000 students taking the Class 12 exam this year, the Hindustan Times reported. Also Read - Man Gives MP Minister Haircut on Stage, Rewarded Rs 60,000 to Set up Barber's Shop
“In a bid to provide all the facilities and equal opportunity, the board has come up with the decision of providing extra time [of an hour]. We have ensured a gap of at least three days between two papers and that’s why a separate timetable has been introduced for the students,” the education board’s chairperson SR Mohanty said. Also Read - 70-Year-Old Man Marries 55-Year-Old Woman After Falling In Love At Hospital, Grandkids Attend Wedding
Not just 549 students of Class 12, even 850 of Class 10 will also be provided with the same facilities.
The board has enforced several measures to stop students from cheating during the exams. “The board has asked the exam centres’ heads to book students caught using unfair means for a criminal action which means an imprisonment of three years and fine up to Rs 5,000,” Mohanty said.
Students were asked to take off their shoes and girls had to remove their jewellery at centres marked as sensitive. Teachers were also barred from using mobile phones, tablets and any kind of device.