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4) Incidents of mass copying and question paper leaks represent the deep rooted malaise that affects our education system. Discuss how technology can be exploited to prevent such incidents.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources; Paper-3 (Awareness in IT)

4) Incidents of mass copying and question paper leaks represent the deep rooted malaise that affects our education system. Discuss how technology can be exploited to prevent such incidents. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Why this question

Ranging from mass copying in Bihar to incidents of paper leaks of various exams, portray the deep rooted malaise in our education system. However, rather than improving the education system, present technology offers us various solutions to manage examinations. This can be asked in UPSC mains examination and is related to GS-3 syllabus under the following heading; Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights. It is also related to GS-2 syllabus; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources.

Key demand of the question

The question simply wants us to describe various technologies available today which can be used to manage such kind of examinations in our country.

Directive word

What- We have to simply describe those technologies one by one and also discuss their economic and operational feasibility.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- you can introduce your answer by briefly discuss the prevalence of mass copying and paper leaks and the effects of lack of integrity in the examination process.

Body- write in points about the technologies that could be used to avoid such incidents. Also discuss their economic and operational feasibility.

Conclusion- in the conclusion you can mention some more measures which could help avoid mass copying and paper leaks.