Hyderabad: With 5.36 lakh candidates ready to attend the written examination for the first ever Telangana Police recruitment on Sunday, officials will use fingerprint bio-metric machines in examination halls to prevent fraud.
At the 1132 examination centres spread across all the districts of the state, invigilators will verify candidates using these machines to ensure no impersonators sneak into the halls. The candidates have been asked to reach the centres and report before one hour. Earlier, police had received information that scamsters had lured a few aspirants promising them help to cheat in the examination.
The police recruitment board has provided special smartphone apps for the aspirants to locate their examination centres. Officials said that all the 1132 test centres have GPS tagging.
The board has also provided an SMS service for the candidates for the same purpose.
“A two-way SMS service is provided as an alternative to the smartphone application. Candidates can use their registered mobile number to send an SMS with their registration number or hall ticket Number to 9222273310. They will receive an SMS with their allotted test centre address and link for navigation using maps,” said Dr. J. Purnachandra Rao, chairman of TSLPRB. He said that using biometric devices will help the invigilator, thoroughly verify the identity details of the candidates.
“The device will also collect fingerprints and photo of the candidates, which will be used for comparison during the subsequent physical measurement test, physical efficiency test and final written examination etc. The Biometric devices are being used on a large scale to cover over 5.36 lakh candidates. If anybody tries to indulge in any illegal activity, action will be taken against such persons as per law,” said Mr. Rao....