1. CBSE to do away with re-evaluation of answer sheets from 2017

CBSE to do away with re-evaluation of answer sheets from 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to discontinue the provision of re- evaluation of answer sheets from 2017.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 4, 2016 6:54 PM
cbse-exam-pti-L Senior CBSE officials told mediapersons here that since 2014, re-evaluation of answer sheets was done in around 10 subjects for class XII examinations. (Source: PTI)

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to discontinue the provision of re- evaluation of answer sheets from 2017.

However, officials said some system will still be in place for redress of genuine cases.

Senior CBSE officials told mediapersons here that since 2014, re-evaluation of answer sheets was done in around 10 subjects for class XII examinations.

However, the actual number of students who applied for re-evaluation was only around 1.8 per cent and the number of beneficiaries even less, a senior official said.

“Keeping these in mind, the CBSE has decided to do away with the system of re-evaluation,” the official said.

CBSE chairperson R K Chaturvedi said the Governing Body of the board has given its assent to the decision of doing away with re-evaluation.

Chaturvedi also said the CBSE has formed two committees– one to look at existing by-laws and another to look at the system of examinations.

He said there are often reports of violation against schools and there is a view that CBSE needs more teeth to enforce the by-laws.

Giving an instance, officials said complaints were received that schools sometimes gave transfer certificates to students mid-session which caused them difficulties.

CBSE officials also said they are planning to hold online examinations for the next Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET).

They said they are working on number of other digital initiatives like ensuring that school exam certificates of applicants to various courses can be checked by institutions online.

They also added that soon students will be able to get digital copies of their certificates.

They added that records of various schools are also being digitised and they have been asked to put data related to them on their websites.

CBSE officials said they are also in the process of mapping the educational audio-visual content available online, which can be used by school students.

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