While the Covid-19 protocol precautions were taken in the exam rooms, the candidates disregarded the norms of social distancing outside the centers. In most districts, large crowds could be seen outside the exam venues in the morning.
Lucknow: Over five Lakh students across the state took the Uttar Pradesh BEd entrance exam on Friday amid the Covid-19 pandemic, held at 1,476 centers in 75 counties. According to the examination board, the examination was attended by over 90%.
While the arrangements in exam rooms were made in accordance with the Covid-19 protocols, the candidates disregarded the norms of social distancing outside the centers. In most districts, large crowds could be seen outside the exam venues in the morning.
“The BEd exam passed across the state with no adverse incident reported. We used the latest technology to ensure the exam was held fairly, ”said Amita Bajpai, state coordinator. “The rest of the process, including outcomes and advice, will also be done in a fair manner,” she added.
The exam took place in two shifts of three hours each. The first shift lasted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the second from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The paper contained multiple choice questions that had to be answered on an optimal grade reading paper. The question paper comprised 100 questions in each of the two shifts. A total of 5.91 lakh students signed up for the exam, of which 5.3 lakh appeared on the exam. Of these, 28,141 students took the exam in the state capital.
All candidates who appeared for the exam received a Covid-19 protection set consisting of masks, face protection and disinfectant. In order to avoid the use of unfair means, the management relied on artificial intelligence-based technology. “We have identified some suspicious candidates. Your sheet music will be carefully checked before the result is published, ”Bajpai said.
The Management Committee has also kept biometric and video data of the candidates, which are kept securely for over two years. The exam results will be announced on August 27th and the online consultation from September 1st.