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AI helps catch impersonator on Day 1 of JEE (M)

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NEW DELHI: On the first day of the Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE-Main) Session 2 one case of

impersonation

and nine cases of unfair means were caught. Impersonation was caught using remote

AI technology

to match biometrics. Of the 2.35 lakh candidates for the first day, 2.1 lakh too the exam registering close to 90% attendance on Thursday.
As reported by the TOI on Thursday, the National Testing Agency (

NTA

) cautioned against unfair means and “mischievous collaborations.” The Agency has put in place multiple measures, including using hi-tech solutions to curb cheating in these high-stake competitive exams.

According to NTA sources, the case of impersonation was detected in a centre in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, while the nine cases of unfair means were identified from different parts of the country including Tamil Nadu, and UP.
NTA earlier announced the use of AI for remote

biometric matching

of candidates. The case of impersonation was detected using AI on Thursday.

“Once the exam started, all the images and biometrics captured at the entry were matched, and after about 45 minutes the impersonation was detected. The candidate who was taking the exam was approached by the official who confessed,” said an official in the NTA’s Command Control Room.
The nine cases of unfair means include smuggling in mobile phones, and passing of paper chits, among others.
Subodh Kumar Singh, director general, NTA said that, while most of the incidents were caught at the centres, the Command Control Room at the headquarters which was monitoring the entire exercise across 544 centres in 297 cities kept sending observations.

“The command centre ensures that all the officials at the centres are also on high alert. This monitoring improves vigilance. Moreover, use of remote AI also ensured that even during the exam we can run multiple matches to arrest any kind of misadventure,” said Singh.
Singh added that even after the exam is over, NTA would continue to study the patterns and analyse video data, as well as study question attempting logs to identify any wrong doings.
The Session 2 of JEE (Main) will continue till April 12, for which A total of 12.57 Lakh candidates have registered. The merit list for admission to engineering and architecture programmes in centrally funded technical institutions will be announced based on the results of both sessions of the exam. For aspirants who are appearing in both the sessions, the best score will be considered for the final merit.

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