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UPPSC Enhances Exam Papers To Have Digital Locks Amid Leaks

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is implementing multi-layered digital locks on boxes to secure question papers following a rise in paper leak incidents, The Times of India reported. Previously, the UPPSC used similar secured boxes for two examinations last year. Now, this enhanced security measure will be extended to all recruitment exams. Additionally, […]

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is implementing multi-layered digital locks on boxes to secure question papers following a rise in paper leak incidents, The Times of India reported.

Previously, the UPPSC used similar secured boxes for two examinations last year. Now, this enhanced security measure will be extended to all recruitment exams.

Additionally, a control room will be established within each recruitment board or selection commission to enable monitoring of the examinations during the recruitment process.

The entire process, from retrieving the papers from the treasury to opening the bundles at the exam centers, will be monitored through CCTV cameras. These recordings will be stored and accessible for one year.

According to sources cited by The Times of India, the question papers will be collected from the printing press and placed in iron boxes equipped with multi-layered digital locks and screws. These boxes will be stored in the district treasuries and transported to exam centers in the same secured boxes.

Following the prescribed procedure, the exam papers can be removed from the boxes and opened only 30 minutes before the exam starts. This entire process will also be recorded on video.

The commission maintains a digital lock code for the boxes, which is held by a commission officer and can only be revealed 30 minutes before the exam. The boxes feature locks on either side, making them difficult to open even if the screws are tampered with.

This rigorous process was initiated due to a series of paper leaks across the country, prompting officials to re-evaluate the security measures surrounding question papers and their administration.

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