Rajasthan suspends mobile internet in many districts to prevent cheating on teacher exams

Applicants Line Up Upon Arrival To Take The Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Examination (REET), Government Dungar College, Bikaner On September 26, 2021 | ANI

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Jaipur: The 2021 Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) takes place in Jaipur on Sunday, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the suspension of mobile internet services.

Mobile internet services, bulk SMS / MMS and other social media from internet service providers (except voice calls from landlines, cell phones and high-speed landlines) have been suspended in rural districts Ajmer, Alwar, Dausa, Jhunjhunu and Jaipur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday following the REET examination, an official notification informed.

REET 2021 is underway to recruit 31,000 grade 3 teachers across the state. The exam was previously scheduled to take place on June 20 but has been postponed due to Covid-19.

Examinations are carried out with all precautionary measures in place at examination centers. Speaking to ANI, police staff Bhanu Prakash said, “The staff and students at the examination center are very cooperative and all COVID-19 protocols are followed.”

However, a few candidates, queuing outside an exam center, complained about the problems they were having in getting to the center.

“I encountered many difficulties in reaching the examination center due to the huge crowd and the ongoing restrictions,” said one candidate standing outside the center.

Another Unnao candidate said it took him about a day to reach the center.

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