STUDENTS sit HSC exams that began on Tuesday.
KARACHI: Some 18 students were caught cheating on the first day of intermediate exams here on Tuesday.
The exams for Urdu (compulsory) for pre-medicai and pre-engineering were held in the morning in some 108 examination centres across the city.
The English (compulsory) paper was held in the afternoon at 87 centres.
Earlier, the BIEK issued a list of this year’s 13 most sensitive examination centres. They are Government Degree Boys College, New Karachi; Government Degree Boys College, 7/D-2, North Karachi; Government Premier Boys College No 1, Block-H, North Nazimabad; Jinnah Government College, Nazimabad; Government College for Men, Nazimabad; Aisha Bawany Government Science College No 1, Bizertta Lines; CMS Government Boys Secondary School, Nishtar Road; Government Degree
Science and Commerce College, Block-7, Gulshan-i-Iqbal; Government Degree Boys College, Gulistan-i-Jauhar; Government National College, Shaheed-i-Millat Road; PECHS Government Degree Science College, Kashmir Road; Government Inter Boys Science College, 36-B Landhi; and Government Degree Boys College, Korangi 2 l/i.
On the first day, the super vigilance team headed by BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai with some other vigilance teams made several surprise visits to various examination centres. They included Government Degree Boys College, 7/D-2 and Government College for Men, Nazimabad, both located in the sensitive spots.
The cases of the students caught cheating have been forwarded to the unfair means committee.
Controller of Examinations Imran Chishti said that having five different versions of the question paper was successful in curbing cheating to some extent.