It has been noticed that malpractices such as carrying books, handwritten materials, guides bringing written answer book from outside, taking answer book out the Examination Centre, making other persons appear in place of authorized candidate are increasing in number. Maharashtra government has passed an Act XXXI/1982 to counter-Act such Actions.
Material used for malpractices and answer books of the student caught indulging in malpractice during examination should be confiscated and their statement and signature should be taken on it. After taking the first answer book and illegal material of the student into custody, the student should be given another answer book to write. The second answer book should be marked as ‘Dummy’ in red ink and the candidate should be allowed to write the paper in the schedule examination time. If he/she tries to copy again, he/she should be sent out of the Examination Hall and should not be allowed to appear for that paper again.