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CBSE to conduct on-screen evaluation of answer sheets

HT Correspondent   AJMER, March 02, 2014
First Published: 16:50 IST(2/3/2014) | Last Updated: 16:55 IST(2/3/2014)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will evaluate the answer sheets of its class 10 students through an on screen marking (OSM) system.
The board has introduced the scheme to erase any chance of wrong totaling of final marks, and to do away apprehensions in the minds of students that any of their answer might have remained unchecked.

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According to CBSE regional director, Ajmer region Kamal Pathak, after codification, answer sheets of the students would be scanned which would be then sent to the examiner for evaluation.

“The examiner would check the answer sheets on the computer. No answer will remain unchecked as software will open the next page of scanned copy only after the examiner has completely checked the previous page,” said Pathak.

The totaling of marks would also be carried out simultaneously by the software so there would be no scope for wrong marks, Pathak added.

Extensive security features have been taken into account so that no manipulation could be made. After the success of scheme for class 10 next year it would be implemented for class 12 exam as well, said Pathak.


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