Smart Watch Ban on ICSE, ISC Examinees
Students appearing for the ICSE and ISC examinations will not be allowed to wear smart and digital watches to exam halls from this year.

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has recently sent a circular to this effect to the principals of affiliated schools, Nabarun Dey, the general secretary of the Bengal chapter of the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, told PTI today.

"The circular, issued by CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon, said the respective institutions should ensure that candidates from their schools do not carry digital watches during examinations. They are only allowed to wear analogue watches," Dey said.

The move will ensure that candidates do not resort to unfair means while writing their exams, he said, adding that students will be apprised of the CISCE circular when they collect admit cards.

Welcoming the move, Sujoy Biswas, the principal of Ram Mohan Mission School, in the southern part of the city, said gadgets of any kind should not be allowed in the exam hall.

The ICSE exams for Class X are scheduled to begin on February 26 and end on March 28 whereas the ISC exams for Class XII have been slated between February 7 and April 2.