Here’s how CBSE revaluation system was bolstered without any delay in results
CBSE officials said this year, each answer sheet was evaluated by two evaluators. This was done to provide objectivity in evaluation and also to minimise mistakes.Board Exams 2018 Updated: May 27, 2018 13:57 IST
Despite a nation-wide controversy caused by leaked question papers that led to the CBSE conducting a retest of the economics paper, the board managed to declare the results on time. CBSE officials said the board also took a number of steps to strengthen the evaluation and result system without any delay in announcing results.
Officials said this time each answer sheet was evaluated by two evaluators. This was done to provide objectivity in evaluation and also to minimise mistakes.
“A senior computer teacher was provided at each evaluation hall to upload candidate-wise marks to prevent errors while adding the marks,” said a senior CBSE official.
For the first time, officials said the marks were uploaded question-wise rather than just by the total marks of the candidate.
A daily monitoring of each evaluation centre in each of the region for each subject was done in real-time through a new portal. “We have an outlier system for detecting inconsistency in a candidate’s result. This system was applied for the first time on 100% results and wherever inconsistencies were found, 100% rechecking was done,” added the official.
The board also rechecked all cases where marks posted were zero. “On the examination day itself, we had a system of obtaining online feedback about the difficulty level of each subject through a portal which helped in the evaluation,” a senior official added.
According to a CBSE official, in January, all centres sending candidates to Class 10 and Class 12 were directed to relieve requisite number of evaluators subject-wise. The board had imposed an on-the-spot penalty for schools not sending evaluators.
The board declared the Class 12 result on Saturday, with the overall pass percentage increasing by 1 per cent to 83.01. Of the 11,06,772 students who had appeared for the Class 12 exam, 9,18,763 students passed the examination, a statement said. The exam was held between March 5 and April 27.