Cheating during exams? Be sure drones will catch you!

Cheating during exams? Be sure drones will catch you!

Chinese students are in trouble: a new drone is to be used to stop cheating. Invigilators will have an opportunity to control the drone with the range of 1 km.

Chinese students are in trouble: a new drone is to be used to stop cheating. Invigilators will have an opportunity to control the drone with the range of 1 km.

Cheaters are everywhere. And China is not an exception. So the authorities have an excellent idea: they are using drones to catch cheaters during one of the most difficult exams – the National Higher Education Entrance Exam. It is held every year to decide which students may enter universities, and which may not.

Some students make attempts of cheating on exam, also known as gaokao, by making photos of the questions with special pens and sending them to someone who can find them answers. Often, their “partners” dictate answers to an earpiece, hidden in the ear.

With the aim of stopping cheating,  Luoyang students are now being observed by drones with in-built cameras. They also control radio activity on the test area.

Each drone can hover 500 meters above the exam area and it has a range of around 1 km. When it notices some kind of activity, it alerts and the invigilator sees who is cheating. Invigilators use tablets, where they can see the accurate location of cheater.

If someone is caught cheating, he immediately has to leave the test. It is also forbidden for him to resit exam for three years.

Typical exam in China

Typical exam in China

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