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Indian Army defends testing on the seat of recruits’ pants

Fri, 4 Mar 2016

A regional Indian Army recruiting office has defended the practice of making recruits sit entrance exams in their pants, claiming the practice is not unusual.

Earlier this week, Recruiter reported in the Indian city of Muzaffarpur, last Sunday, around 1,150 candidates for the post of clerks in the army were ordered to strip down to their pants in an open field to prevent cheating.

Digital website Catch News reports that the army’s zonal recruiting office (ZRO) for Bihar and Jharkhand, Danapur claims there is nothing unusual about the practice – adding its use dates back to the British Raj.

And according to Hindustan Times, the ZRO report also claims candidates do not object to the practice...

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