The three-day written exam, conducted by the Gujarat Police for the post of sub-inspectors and constables, concluded on Monday under tight security as 5,100 police officials were deployed to check cheating in the exam halls.
In addition to this, 40 teams of flying squads were also on their toes to keep vigil.
Out of 6.60 lakhs, only 2 lakh candidates appeared for the written exam after clearing the physical tests. In 450 schools of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Junagadh districts the exams were held. The officials from the Police Recruitment Board were also present at the centres.
During the physical tests last month, three candidates — two women and one man — were caught cheating in the CCTV cameras. The man caught cheating is reportedly the son of Rajkot ACP A L Chaudhary. The candidates were supposed to finish the 16,00-metre race in 9.5 minutes. However, the three candidates had allegedly taken a short cut and entered into the race from the middle, finishing it in 55 seconds.
The recruitment board had ordered an inquiry and found Commandant of State Reserved Police Group XIII M L Ninama, Rajkot ACP (Headquarters) A L Chaudhary and Police Inspector (Headquarters) R L Pandor guilty of aiding them. All the centres were under CCTV surveillance and the footage of the records was shown live on the tablets and television monitored by the recruitment board officials.
Officials said that the question papers were divided into 30 series to ensure that candidates in one classroom or sharing the table could not help each other. The results are out this month.