THE ODISHA CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION ACT, 1993
THE ODISHA GAZETTE
Friday: March 11, 1998
LAW DEPT. NOTIFICATION
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,
(a) “Recognized examination” means an examination specified in the schedule and includes evaluation, tabulation, publication of result and all other matters connected therewith.
(b) “Unfair means” in relation to any recognized examination means taking or giving or attempting to take or give any help other than one permissible any, under the rules applicable here to form any material, written recorded or printed or relayed from any person, in any form whatsoever.
2. PROHIBITION OF USE OF UNFAIR MEANS AT EXAMINATIONS:-
a) No person shall adopt or take recourse to unfair means at any recognised examination
3. RESTRICTION ON COPIES OF QUESTION PAPER AND OFFER OF INFORMATION:-
No person, who is not lawfully authorized or permitted by virtue of his duties to do so, shall before the time fixed for distribution of copies of question paper to examinees at recognised examination,
(a) procure, attempt to procure or possess such question paper or a portion or a copy thereof or
(b) impart or offer to impart information which he knows or has reason to believe is related to or is derived from or has a bearing upon such question paper.
4. RESTRICTION ON FAKE PAPERS:-
No person shall procure, possess, distribute or otherwise publicize or cause to be published any question paper as bearing the one purporting to be the one that is to give or likely to be given at an ensuing recognized examination.
5. PROHIBITION OF LOITERING, ETC. NEAR EXAMINATION CENTRE, ETC:-
No person save in the discharge of the duties shall
(a) during the hours when a recognised examination centre or where any evaluation or tabulation work relating to a recognised examination is done and
(b) two hours preceding the commencement of such examination, evaluation or tabulation work or cause to be committed, any of the following acts within the premises wherein the recognised work is done at any
public or private place of evaluation or tabulation work namely:
(i) distributing or otherwise publishing any paper or other matter relating to such examination or
(ii) including on such examination or is likely to affect the secrecy thereof provided that nothing contained in this section shall apply in respect of bonafied activities or examination appearing at the examination which is conducted at such examination centre.
Whoever contravenes any of the provisions of the above section shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees but shall not be less than five hundred rupees or with both.