Malpractices in Annual Examinations
Malpractices in annual examinations refer to dishonest or unethical behaviors that violate the rules and integrity of the examination process. These malpractices undermine the fairness and credibility of the assessment system. Some common malpractices include:
Copying from others: Students may copy answers from their peers during the exam.
Using cheat sheets: Students may bring unauthorized materials into the examination hall.
Communication during the exam: Students may attempt to communicate with each other to share answers.
Sending someone else to take the exam: A student may hire someone else to take the exam on their behalf.
Copying from external sources: Students may use materials from books, websites, or other sources without proper citation.
Leaking of Question Papers:
Accessing and distributing exam content before the exam: This may involve stealing or sharing confidential information about the exam questions.
Use of Technology:
- Using electronic devices: Students may use smartphones, smartwatches, or other electronic devices to access information during the exam.
Bribery and Corruption:
Bribing invigilators or officials: Students may attempt to bribe those responsible for conducting exams to gain unfair advantages.
Fabrication of Results:
Altering answer sheets or grades: Students may try to change their answers or grades after the examination.
Collaborating with others: Students may work together to complete the exam, which is often against the rules.
Providing false information: This includes submitting forged documents or providing incorrect information to gain eligibility for the exam.
Impeding the Exam Process:
Disrupting the exam: Students may engage in disruptive behavior to create chaos during the examination.
These malpractices are serious offenses that can have significant consequences for the individuals involved and can compromise the credibility of educational institutions. Educational Authorities and institutions typically implement strict measures to prevent and address malpractices, including the use of surveillance, invigilators, and technology to monitor exams. Additionally, promoting a culture of academic integrity and ethical behavior is crucial in discouraging malpractices among students.