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education Updated: Feb 16, 2011 09:15 IST

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Are question papers for the Board exams and the exams conducted by schools the same? Can teachers put up questions from all sets followed by the Board, and make a new question paper that will be easy for the student to answer and score high marks?
The question papers for the Board exam and those conducted by schools are based on the same syllabus and question paper format prescribed by the Board.

Schools are given a set of question papers for administration. If the school wishes, it can mix and match the questions or can make its own question papers as per the marking scheme. However, in the latter case, it will have to email the question paper to the Board for verification. Random verification of the assessment procedures of schools are carried out by the Board officials/nominees.

We have heard that students are allowed to sit together but they have to answer different sets of question papers for the Board exams and that this strategy will be implemented for school exams too. Is this true or can the school implement its own strategy?
The detailed mechanism of administration of the school conducted examination will be decided by the school concerned.

In exams conducted by the school, some teachers are partial to some students. Does the Board verify the answer sheets of the students who appear for the school conducted exam and is the evaluation stricter?
Evaluation of answer scripts will be done by the school teachers themselves on the basis of the marking scheme provided by the Board. The school may use the Sahodaya School Cluster for spot evaluation so that teachers from other schools are also involved. Random verification of the assessment procedures of schools are carried out by the Board officials/nominees.

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