The usage of AI-powered ChatGPT for the class 10 and 12 board exams has been banned by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and students who are found using the platform will be reported for using unfair means.
When students received their board exam admit cards this year, this was a surprising addition to the list of items prohibited inside the examination centre. CBSE has listed ChatGPT among mobile and other electronic items forbidden inside the examination centre.
A class 10 student parent, Harish Modak, said, “After I saw this word in the instructions list, I asked my son about it. He was equally unaware about it. Then I had to Google it and read about it. I do not think it could be used by any student during exams as it requires a device and CBSE has already mentioned a big list which is banned to carry in the exam hall.”
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“The school has taken cognizance of the matter and instructed students about the same. It is a very welcoming decision by the Board, because at present our exam system is to test the ability of students to understand the concepts and its applications. It is the right step by the Board is my personal opinion,” Dr Sr. Kripa, principal, Carmel Convent, BHEL.
Recently, a Bengaluru-based RV University banned the use of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The university banned the chatbot inside the campus to prohibit students from using it during the exams, assignments, and lab tests.