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Bihar Board to Evaluate Answer Scripts Digitally from 2017 Onwards
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will digitally evaluate the answer scripts of Class X and Class XII students who took compartmental examinations earlier in November 2016. The government has taken this step to curb discrepancies in the results. Recent toppers and affiliation scam in Bihar made the board to take this step. It is a first concrete step to avoid bungling during the evaluation process.
According to the report submitted by the investigation team, the toppers of Bihar in 2016 board exam resorted to mass copying and wrote the exam leisurely after the examination time was over. They secured highest marks and stood as toppers. Hence, the government will evaluate the answer scripts of class 10 & 12 students digitally hereafter.
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Tha board will also train around 2,700 evaluators on how the digital evaluation is done. Anand Kishor, BSBE Chairman, explained that all the original answer sheets would be scanned and sent to strong rooms. All the evaluators will get virtual answer sheets as well as a tabulation sheet to enter the marks for each question attempted. In case if any student attempts more than permitted questions, the additional attempted answer will be declared invalid automatically by the system.
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He further added that the digital evaluation for compartmental exams would give an idea of how the system works.
Recently, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) also announced that it would evaluate the semester tests digitally. The varsity will evaluate around 20 lakh answer scripts digitally this year. The semester exams will commence from December 7, 2016.
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