CBSE introduces digital marking system
New Delhi: In order to minimise the scope of errors and ensure an error-free evaluation system, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce digital marking system of students answer sheets of classes X and XII from the upcoming board exams in 2013.
The board has decided to implement the new system in two phases. The first phase of digitalized marking of answer sheets will begin in March 2013, where online marking of class X students answer sheets will be done. Around three lakh students are expected to sit for the forthcoming class X exams.
In the second phase, which will begin in March 2014, digital marking of class XII answer sheets will also begin.
Once the evaluation of answer sheets is complete, the board’s examination centres will hand over them to the software provider in sealed packets with bar-coded stickers put on them under the supervision of the chief secrecy officer of board examinations.
After this, the answer sheets will be scanned and put on screen, which will then be evaluated by the examiners trained in using the software.
As of now no service provider has been fixed by the board, however, a tender regarding the same is already out.
According to the board, the new evaluation system of online marking will not just ensure much less errors, but also enhance quality and speed the entire process. The new system is bound to get transparency in evaluation.
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