Bengaluru: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has banned the use of all forms of head cover during recruitment examinations for boards and corporations to check cheating using concealed electronic devices.
The KEA directive stated that wearing “any garment or cap that covers head, mouth or ears” will not be allowed in the exam hall. The order says that this is part of the effort to stop exam malpractices using Bluetooth devices.
However, the KEA has allowed women to wear mangalsutras and toe rings following protests by right-wing organisations.
This dress code will bar use of hijab during the recruitment exams.
The KEA will hold recruitment examinations for various boards and corporations on November 18 and 19 across Karnataka.