India job seekers made to strip for army test to stop cheating
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 16:28
Hundreds of young men in India's Bihar state have been made to strip down to their underwear while appearing for an army recruitment test in an attempt to prevent cheating.
Photographs showed candidates sitting cross-legged in a field in Muzaffarpur town wearing only their underpants. The army said it was done to "save time on checking so many students".
A candidate told The Indian Express newspaper that he felt "it was not dignified". Officials said 1,159 candidates participated in Sunday's hour-long written examination to join the Indian army.
"As we entered Chakkar Maidan, the venue, we were asked to remove all clothes except underwear. We had no option but to comply with the instructions even though it felt odd. The gap between candidates was about eight feet in all directions," The Indian Express quoted a candidate as saying.