In the upcoming board examinations 2015, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to introduce online evaluation of class X answer sheets.
Last year, Digital marking system of class X and XII answer sheets was introduced by CBSE in all its other regions.
“The board introduced the online marking system to minimise the scope of errors and to ensure an error-free evaluation system. We are planning to introduce the system, starting with Class X this year in our region,” Mahesh D. Dharmadhikari, Regional Officer Kerala, CBSE, told The Hindu.
Preliminary works to roll out the new evaluation process has already been started in the region. The schools are asked to provide complete training to teachers in handling computers and also setup necessary infrastructure.
After the CBSE’s board examination 2015, the answer books in sealed covers, would be given to the software provider after fixing bar-coded stickers on it for scanning and put in the computer for evaluation by the trained teachers.
“In terms of totalling and revaluation too the system has its advantage. The online marking will rule out the possibility of wrong totalling as the system will reject evaluation in case of wrong totalling. If one question is left unmarked, evaluators cannot move to the next section. Also, students can see the answer sheets while applying for revaluation,” said, S. Jyothis Chandran, Kerala Sahodaya School Complex State President.
Around 70,000 students are expected to take the class X CBSE examinations 2015 in the State.