Gurugram, Feb. 15 -- The state education department will be assessing the answer sheets of Saksham - the statewide competency exam - through data analysis to detect cheating patterns in the exam, which end today.

The exam is held at different intervals throughout the year and tests the grade-level competency of students in government schools. In the last round of the exam that took place in September 2019, Kharkhoda block in Sonepat was disqualified due to cheating. For the current round of examinations, the education department will be disqualifying blocks and districts based on the reports of digital analysis, in addition to "naming and shaming" the schools.

Ritu Chowdhary, district project coordinator, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, an overa...