THE ODISHA CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION ACT, 1988An act to provide for penal action for adoption of unfair means at certain examinations held in the state and other matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of Odisha in the Thirtyninth year of Republic of India as followsShort Title : 1. This Act may be called "The Odisha conduct of Examination Act, 1988".Definations :2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.(a) "Recognised examinations" means and examination specified in the schedule and includes evaluation, tabulation, publication of results and all other matters connected therewith........(b) "Unfair means" in relation to any recognised examination means take or giving or attempting to taking or giving or attempting to take any help, other than one permission if any, under the rules applicable hereto, from any material, written record or printed or relayed or from any person, in any form whatsoeverPROHIBITION OF USE OF UNFAIR MEANS AT EXAMINATIONS3. (1) No person shall adopt or take recourse to unfair means at any recognised examination. (2) No person shall aid, abet, or conspire in the use of unfair means at a recognised examination.RESTRICTION ON COPIES OF QUESTION PAPER AND OFFER OF INFORMATION :
4. No person, who is not lawfully authorised 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 a recognised examination :-
(a) Procure, attempt to procure or possess, such question paper or 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.PREVENTION OF LEAKAGE BY PERSON ENTRUSTED WITH EXAMINATION WORK: 5. No person who is entrusted with any work connected with a recognised examination shall, except in the discharge of his duties, directly or indirectly divulge or cause to be divulged or known to any other person any information or part thereof which he has come in possession in the discharge of his duties.RESTRICTION OF FAKE PAPERS 6. No person shall procure, possess, distribute or otherwise publicize or cause to be publicized any question paper as being the one or purporting to be the one that is to be given or likely to be given at an ensuing recognised examination.PROHIBITION OR LOITERING, ETC. NEAR EXAMINATION CENTRE, ETC.7. No person, save in the discharge of his duties shall :(a) During the hours when a recognised examination is conducted at any 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 on any date on which such examination is conducted or evaluation or tabulation work is done.