The Central Board of Secondary Education’s recent decision regarding uploading marks of external as well as internal Class 12 exams has made life easier for students and schools. Now, the marks will be uploaded online rather than being sent by post.
There are some subjects in which some components are marked by CBSE-certified external examiners as part of the internal assessment in schools. Most of the stakeholders in the city see this as a welcome change.
Principal, St John’s High School, Kavita C Das said, “It will definitely be helpful for students, especially for those who are applying abroad and are short of time. They can download it from the website and get school’s stamp on it.” The Gurukul, Panchkula, principal Harsimran Kaur said, “I think the move definitely needs to be appreciated as it won’t delay things unnecessarily and is a mark of digitalisation.”
Talking about a circular the school just received regarding the SARANSH portal, she said schools will also be able to view board results of about last seven years via the link concerned for their school on the SARANSH portal of the CBSE, which, in turn, will help them understand the dynamics and assessment and compare the results to the previous years.
Similarly, principal of the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Anujit Kaur said it will prove to be helpful for the teachers, who are already overburdened.
Another local government school teacher said, “This will be for the board exam of Class 12 as in Class 10 there are no external examiners. This will save a lot of paperwork and ensure records are updated in real time.”
CBSE regional director RJ Khanderao said this was the first time such an initiative has been taken. DSE Rubinderjit Singh Brar said, “It will help bring transparency and accountability. It is a noble initiative by the board.” “The quick updation of external and internal marks will save a lot of paper work and minimise unnecessary delays in the consolidation of results. Digitalisation of records on time is a step towards mainitaining more transparency,” said Pritinder Kaur, principal, Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr Sec Public School, Sector 40. “It has indeed reduced the load, besides taking care of transfer and clerical errors in manual submissions. Things are slowly becoming more and more streamlined,” said Reema Dewan, principal, Delhi Public School, Chandigarh.