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Punjab to have table marking in board exams

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to start table marking for answer sheets of class 10 and 12 board exams. Earlier, teachers were allowed to take answer sheets home for checking, a practice that has now been done away with. These directions were issued by board chairperson Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal during the board of directors' meeting held at the PSEB office here on Friday.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 27, 2015 20:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to start table marking for answer sheets of class 10 and 12 board exams. Earlier, teachers were allowed to take answer sheets home for checking, a practice that has now been done away with. These directions were issued by board chairperson Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal during the board of directors' meeting held at the PSEB office here on Friday.


Dhaliwal said this step had been taken to ensure that evaluation is done with utmost care on the campus and errors are minimised.

The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss steps to curb cheating in board exams. In a step in this regard, every board employee, including the chairperson, will go as a flying squad member to various examination centres. The board has identified 'sensitive' cities which senior officials will visit as part of the flying squads. These officials are principal secretary, education, C Rahul, who will visit Ferozpur; PSEB chairperson Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal (Ludhiana); director general, school education, Pradeep Aggarwal (Amritsar); and Balbir Singh Dhol, director, public instruction (DPI, secondary), who will go to Fatehgarh Sahib.

During the meeting, it was also decided to give one special chance to those who completed Class 12 at least five years ago to get their father's or mother's name corrected. Also, if required, the birth date can be got corrected on the school certificates as well.

"We have decided to give a special chance to allow people to get their details corrected on school certificates. Also, it has been decided to publish medical and non-medical text books of classes 11 and 12 in both Punjabi and Hindi," said Dhaliwal.