Digi lock system for NEET to prevent paper leak

For the first time, digital lock system will be implemented for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) that will be conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA) on May 5.
Until last year, the box containing question papers for entrance test used to be opened manually with the help of keys that were provided to the centre superintendent and official. But, this year onwards the lock will be opened digitally from Delhi.
NTA takes several measures every year to conduct this competitive exam in smooth and fair manner and with technological advancements, this year the agency has come with digital lockers. It will keep question papers safe, an agency official told TOI.
“Like every year, the question papers for the competitive exam will be kept in the bank locker but this time there will be no keys. The lock will open at the same time for all the cities with some sort of GPRS system,” he added.
Approximately 23000 students will appear for the competitive exam from Indore district in around 33 exam centers that will be conducted on Sunday and in a bid to ensure that exams are conducted in a proper manner, the city-coordinator and employees involved in the exam have also been undergoing training.

It will be mandatory for candidates to carry copy of admit card downloaded from NTA’s website, a passport size photograph and it has to be same as uploaded on the online application form for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at centre during the exam, Any one of the authorized photo identity card that must be original, valid and non-expired.
“Candidates will not allowed to carry any material except the admit card and the identity proof. Also, they will not be allowed to sit in the exam if they fail to bring the mandatory items,” said the official.

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