The entire state of Rajasthan went without mobile internet services for the second successive day today as the authorities blocked the facility in a bid to curb the use of unfair means in tests held for recruiting over 13,000 constables.
The move, however, drew flak from the opposition.
Internet is usually shut down in specific areas to curb the spread of rumours during a law and order problem but it is for the first time that the services were suspended across the state to preventing cheating in an examination, an official said.
Elaborate security arrangements were made for the exam. There were huge crowds at railway stations and bus-stands.
The revised exam was held off-line with arrangements for frisking each candidate and recording biometric attendance. Candidates were instructed to appear for the examination in specific dress only with half-sleeve shirts and normal footwear.
Candidates were not allowed to take the exam while wearing footwear.
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