Rajasthan government snapped internet and SMS services as 16 lakh appeared for REET 2021 exam
The state government took this measure to ensure that any kind of paper leak is not reported as nearly 16 lakh candidates appeared for the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET).
Jaipur: Mobile internet and SMS were snapped in 16 districts of Rajasthan on account of Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test or REET exam in which more than 16 lakh candidates are taking it up.
The state government took this measure to ensure that any kind of paper leak is not reported.
“Mobile internet services, bulk SMS/MMS and other social media by Internet Service Providers (except for voice call of landline, mobile phone, and landline broadband) to be suspended in Ajmer district from 6am to 6pm on September 26 in the wake of REET exam," the administration said in a statement.
Nearly 16 lakh candidates appeared for the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) which were held to recruit Level 1 (class 1-5) and Level 2 (classes 6-8) teachers in as many as 4,019 centres across the state on Sunday. The last REET was conducted in 2018.
According to reports, 22 people conspired to get the paper out and appear as dummy students but were caught in time.
The decision was taken despite the intervention of the Rajasthan High Court which asked the state government to avoid suspending the internet to conduct exams as it causes inconvenience to other residents utilising services such as booking cabs, ordering food and other essentials online.
Excluding minor incidents, the REET examination was held amidst strict security and was conducted peacefully.
Rajendra Gupta, spokesperson of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE), on Sunday evening, said about 95% of the 16.51 lakh eligible candidates appeared for the exam, which was held in two sessions, from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5 pm.
A person needs to pass the REET exam to become a teacher in Rajasthan government schools.