The vigilance squad of the SSC exam caught two dummy candidates from M K Shah primary school in Desar taluka of Vadodara on Monday, while four students from an exam centre in Jharod and one from Vadodara city were caught red-handed for indulging in malpractice during the Math exam on Monday. Two cases of copying were also reported from the HSC exam in the second half of the day.
According to the DEO office, two dummy students were caught from M K Shah Primary School in Desar. The issue came to light when the block teacher and the vigilance squads checked the hall tickets of the two students in question — Pradipsinh Parmar and Ganpatsinh Solanki — to realise that the students appearing for the exam were dummies. Jayesh Vikramsinh Parmar and Jagdish Solanki were caught writing the exams as dummies instead of the two students.
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In separate incidents, four other cases of copying in Jharod and one from Maharani school in the city kept the vigilance squad busy on Monday.
According to DEO Navnit Mehta, apart from the seven cases in the SSC exams, two cases of copying in the HSC exam were also reported in Bajwa and Gotri. A case of copying and malpractice during exam has been framed against these students.
Mehta said that the students will be allowed to appear for their next exams, but they will have to explain the charges to the board committee. Mehta said, “Those who have been caught indulging in malpractices will be given the opportunity to write the next exam but the committee will hear them regarding the case made by the vigilance squad against them for the exam held on Monday.”