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Digitization of CBSE Answer Sheets

To make evaluation of board answer scripts error-free, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced digitalized marking of answer sheets for classes X and XII in the board exams. 

According to the CBSE, the answer books in sealed packets from the examination centres will be handed over to the service or the software provider after fixing bar-coded stickers by the chief secrecy officer of board examinations. The answer sheets will then be scanned and put on screen for evaluation by examiners trained in using the software. 

The digitized system will be used starting from the evaluation of Class X exams in 2013. Digitization for Class XII will take place in 2014. Computer-based evaluation and online marking of the board results will also ensure compliance of RTI provision which makes it mandatory that the answer sheets should be made available for scrutiny to the students, if they wish to see it.

(Source: Times of India)

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