The big all-India exam leak: Over 5 years, 1.4 crore job seekers in 15 states bore the brunt

Syllabus: GS-I

Subject: Society and Social Justice  

Topic: Education

Issue: Exam_Paper_Leak.

Context: The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 introduced in the parliament.

Key Provisions:

  • To address widespread exam malpractices disrupting recruitment processes.
  • Aim for transparency, fairness, and credibility in the examination system.
  • It lists various unfair actions including leaking question papers and tampering with answer sheets.
  • Applies to exams by designated authorities and central government ministries.
  • Offences are non-bailable, and non-compoundable, with punishments including imprisonment and fines.
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