For the present classes 10 and 12 board examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Thursday that it has decided to halt the physical review of OMR answer sheets at exam centers on the day of the test.
The ruling will take effect on December 16th, according to the statement. The board, on the other hand, gave no rationale for the abrupt change in regulations while the tests were in progress.
“From December 16, the practice of evaluating students on the same day in the test center will be discontinued. After the examination is completed in the presence of the Observer, all Centre Superintendents will pack and seal the OMR sheets within 15 minutes. The Center Superintendent and Observer will sign the sealed parcel, noting the time of packaging as well “In a letter to linked schools, Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj stated.
“Once OMRs are packed and sealed, the same will be dispatched to the concerned regional office. After dispatch, the receipt of dispatch will also be uploaded as per practice,” said Bhardwaj.
The term-1 board examination is currently going on for students of classes 10 and 12. It is an objective-type questions-based exam, for which students are given optical mark recognition (OMR) answer sheets to fill.
Until now, the OMR answer sheets were first physically evaluated at the exam center by school teachers and then sent for a digital evaluation. However, the board has now asked for physical evaluation to be stopped Thursday onwards for the remaining exams that will go on till 30 December.
â€œIt is the sole responsibility of the Centre Superintendent to ensure that the examination is conducted smoothly and fairly. In case of any deviation from the safety and security of the examination, CBSE will be liable to take action against the Centre Superintendent and the school as per its affiliation and examination bye-laws of the board,â€ the letter read.