CBSE to provide schools with unique online question papers
In a first-of-its-kind move, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will provide schools with unique online question papers ahead of the school-based Summative Assessment (SA) for Class IX and X.
The decision of the board aims to bring in more transparency by improving upon the present paper-distribution system.
The system, being tried for the first time in the country, will also help maintain confidentiality during examinations even if different schools decide to schedule the same exam on different dates. “This innovative solution will allow CBSE-affiliated schools to access question papers and download them in a transparent, secure and user-friendly manner,” Rama Sharma, CBSE spokesperson, said.
CBSE has already introduced an online test management system called CBSE-Integrated Test Management System (CBSE-ITMS) from this academic year for the purpose, which will help schools in generating these question papers instantly.
Earlier, the board used to provide CDs containing the question papers and marking schemes to schools to conduct the assessment.
As ITMS is essentially a web interface — schools will have to register themselves with the system between February 1 to 15. Once registered, they will be able to generate their own unique papers from March 11.
“Two sets of unique question papers will be provided to each school for every major subject. The school can then either pick up a question paper for each subject or mix and match two question papers or even prepare their own papers, according to the design available on
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