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Rising cases of paper leak in competitive examinations : challenges and the way through

Shashank Jain

21 Mar 2024

An analysis of the plague of paper leakages and recent developments


The rising cases of paper leaks in Indian competitive exams have become a pressing issue, undermining the integrity of the examination process and the credibility of the education system. Organized syndicates, aided by technological advancements, exploit weaknesses in IT infrastructure and lax security measures to gain unauthorized access to exam papers. This unethical practice, fuelled by societal pressure and intense competition, not only leads to financial losses for the government but also unfairly advantages certain candidates, eroding trust in the merit-based selection process. Recent cases in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh highlight the severity of the problem, prompting legislative action with the introduction of the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024. This bill aims to deter paper leaks through stricter penalties and greater transparency. Recommendations include the use of technology such as Just-in-Time Question Papers and Blockchain to enhance security, as well as measures adopted by other countries like internet shutdowns and surveillance drones. Collaborations with technology companies and proactive measures by educational institutions are also proposed solutions. Despite these efforts, a holistic approach is necessary to address the multifaceted nature of the issue and ensure the integrity of the examination process in the future.

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Shashank Jain is a student of Political Science (H) at SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi


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