Trends in Test Security: PGET in India beefed up with CCTV, Biometrics, Online Registration and increased security to prevent cheating

Trends in Test Security: PGET in India beefed up with CCTV, Biometrics, Online Registration and increased security to prevent cheating

The new security measures appear to be in response to controversies last year over cheating and fairness.

 The story highlights the fact that if you want to administer exams securely, you can do it. Just don't expect to do it for free. Security costs.
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The Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) for admissions to medical and dental courses in the State will be conducted on January 29, amid a slew of security measures that have been taken up in the wake of the controversy last year.
 
Sriprakash K.S., Vice-Chancellor, RGUHS, announced: “All our examination centres have been equipped with CCTVs, which will stream the proceedings of the examination live.”
 
Security and police force will be stepped up at each centre, he said.
 
Dr. Sriprakash said that to minimise human error, the entire process from registrations to issuing applications was shifted online. During the time of counselling, biometrics will be used to indentify candidates.