Fact Check: Has CBSE Announced Biometric Attendance For Board Examinations? Here’s The Truth

A picture of a media report claiming that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct biometric attendance during board examinations to prevent students from cheating is being widely shared on social media.

“नकल पर नकेल,” a Facebook post read.

(A rough translation of the above caption: Restriction on cheating.)

Here’s the link to the above post.

Another post making the same claim can be seen here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false and misleading.

We first checked the official CBSE website and found no such information there. Then we searched their social media handles but could not spot any such announcement made by them.

To verify the claim, we contacted the Controller of Examinations, Sanyam Bhardwaj, who confirmed that the claim is false.

“We have not made any announcement stating biometric attendance will be conducted during board examinations,” he said.

Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the post is false and misleading.

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