(Agence France-Presse) India's army made candidates at a recruitment day in Bihar take a written exam in their underwear to prevent them from cheating, reports said Tuesday, after a spate of exam cheating scandals in the eastern state.
Images in the Indian Express showed dozens of men sitting cross-legged in a field clad only in underpants, with many resting their test papers on their thighs, while a uniformed supervisor stood guard.
The paper quoted an army source as saying they took the radical step to "save time on frisking so many people" after more than 1,000 candidates turned up.
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"We had no option but to comply with the instructions even though it felt odd," one told the paper.