A Big Yes for Encrypted Question Papers in Board Examination?- CBSE
Recovering from the setback of Paper Leak, CBSE tested the encrypted question papers on 16 July and will continue till 25 July. It followed the practise of centre based printing of encrypted question papers where encrypted question papers were delivered directly to the centres where the passwords were provided just half an hour before the commencement of examination. It’s a pilot experiment initiated by CBSE for the compartment examination of class 10th. It is successfully tested at 32 centres for 11 subjects. Till now no incidents of delays are reported.
The officials of CBSE declared it to be a successful trial. But as an emergency measure the board also kept a set of hard copy question papers ready which were nowhere used. Officials reported that the set of hard copy was different from the encrypted one.
The intention of the major step is to minimize the human intervention in the delivery of question papers.
Depending upon its success and analysing the logistics; the board will come up with its decision to continue it in March 2019. It will initiate with the centres with higher accommodation capacity and necessary logistics. This may bring down the number of centres as against the requirement of 4500. 1200 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 600 Navodaya Vidyalayas were found complete in terms of infrastructure. Officials ensured that students will not face any difficulty with the move, if implemented.
Source: Times Of India