No cheating! IIT students now have a dress code for JEE

| Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:21
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The IITs have also appealed to the students to cooperate with physical frisking that will take place at the exam centres

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) (Advanced) is scheduled to take place on May 22. Along with the pressure of the exam, now there is pressure of managing the restriction on clothing on students appearing for the entrance exam. 
IITs have released a list of items prohibited in the exam centres and have also mentioned a specific dress code for the same. In order to avoid malpractices, IIT has restricted the dresses to half/sleeveless shirts and T-shirts. In footwear, shoes and heel sandals will not be allowed. 
Restrictions on clothing, the students’ feel, are still acceptable, but IIT has gone a step further and has decided to ban wristwatches and writing pads from the examination room. For examinees, a wristwatch is one of the essential items that they carry for time managing themselves. In this case, students might face difficulty as there is a general tendency to look at ones watch while writing an exam. 
As justification, the instructions in the list mention that the invigilator will be announcing the time every half an hour to the students.
The IITs have also appealed to the students to cooperate with physical frisking that will take place at the exam centres. 
This is not the first time that such a thing has happened. The Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had formulated a dress code for the National Eligibility Test (NET).  While appearing for the exam, the students were not allowed to wear full sleeve shirts, and belts along with covered footwear were restricted.

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Dress code

These codes have become necessary because aspirants have been found to be cheating. In my days they did not check even my identity when I appeared for the interview at Kharagpur. The trust was high and so was the reciprocity.

applicants who wear full sleeves cut with scissors

What is going on in our examination systems. Why so compulsory dresscodes? This insulting students interest . Students those came with full sleeves cut with scissors. Is this correct. A shirt cost from Rs.1000-2000 that may be a birthday shirt. How the candidates shirt cut with scissors for entry into examination. This is too much in my opinion. The candidate can approach National and State level Human Rights Commission for damaging his/her full sleeved shirt. Strictly can manage by rules but not fundamental rights of educand who came to exam centre for the benefit of his career. The Newspapers and T.V. channels are looking through cameras but not through Indian Constitution for Education. All must oppose such conditions damaging resources of one's on the name of rules and regulations.

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