Students may be smart but the council that conducts ICSE and ISCexams have got smarter.
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations(CISCE) has barred class-X and class-XII board examinees from wearing smartwatches and digital watches and has decreed that they can wear only analog wristwatches to the exam hall.
The council does not let students use calculators in ICSE exams (for class X) but allows them to do so in the class-XII exams. But, in the ISC exams as well, there are restrictions; students can use calculators of only one particular make. The council now wants to preclude any chance of students taking advantage of technology to cheat their way through exams.