Copying in the examination is called adopting unfair means in the examination. Nowadays copying in the examination has become a crucial problem in our education. It is so widespread that conscious people are greatly alarmed at it. It is not a new thing. It was in the past and it is prevalent still. But at present, it is very much rampant. None can support it because real education is not possible through adopting unfair means in the examination. During any kind of pubic examination, an examination hall becomes almost a fish market full of hue and cry. So-called helpers and well washers gather around the campus of the examination centers and supply copying materials. There are many reasons behind copying. First of all our education system is defective. Secondly, the teachers do not teach the students in the classroom well. Thirdly, there are not sufficient trained teachers. Fourthly, some students engage themselves in politics and idle away their time. Moreover, we find moral degradation is the main factor for copying in the examination.
There are many causes behind this copying in the examinations. There are many causes responsible for this national problem. Some of these are defective examination systems, student politics, unsuitable syllabus, lack of qualified teachers, dishonesty of teachers, lack of teaching atmosphere, lack of public awareness, etc. Nowadays students are very much involved in harmful politics. Many teachers cannot teach the students properly. Teachers, too sometimes attend their classes irregularly. Parents and guardians, in many cases, fail to look after their children. The students are also not attentive to their studies. They only want to cross the stairs of examinations. As a result, they cannot earn a real education. For all these causes, students neglect their studies, sit for examination unprepared, and adopt unfair means.
Besides, after liberation, many schools and colleges have been set up on the political ground. These institutions do not have any academic atmosphere. So the student of these schools and colleges cannot but adopt unfair means in the examination. So the people of all strata should come forward to tackle the problem jointly. Some measures should be taken immediately to stop copying in the examinations. In order to solve copying in the examination of the Govt. has taken some preventive measures. First of all the Govt. is trying to raise public awareness through mass media. Public awareness must be raised against copying in the examination. Recently the government has enforced a law that any student is found copying in the examination hall, she/he will be expelled from the examination hall. Exemplary punishment should be given to those who are involved in copying. If any invigilator is found helping any examines, legal action will be taken against her/him. Even if outsiders are found involved in helping any examines tin copying, they will also be punished. The government has interchanged the examination centers and formed invigilation teams to monitor the overall condition of the examination centers. In addition, it is encouraging to notice that the deterrent actions recently taken by the authority concerned started yielding affirmative results. The result is that unfair means in the examinations have already been reduced much. It is a good sign for the progress of the country.