Kolkata: Some smart watches and digital varieties have in-built calculators. Chips and modern gadgets can also contain data and information, which can be used by students. Thus such watches will not allowed by the School Authorities during their exams.
Students may be smart but the council that conducts ICSE and ISC exams have got smarter.
Students can wear only analog wrist watches to the exam hall. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has barred class-X and class-XII board examinees from wearing smart watches and digital watches.
The council does not let students use calculators in ICSE exams (for class X) but allows them to do so in the class-XII exams. But, in the ISC exams as well, there are restrictions; students can use calculators of only one particular make. The council now wants to preclude any chance of students taking advantage of technology to cheat their way through exams.