CBSE to discontinue provision of re-evaluation of answer sheets from 2017

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

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

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Senior CBSE officials told mediapersons in Delhi 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 percent 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 RK 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 a 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.

Giving more details, CBSE officials said they were also working on apps which would guide students appearing in exams to their centres.

They also said there have been some incidents of fake calls being made in the name of CBSE officials to general public.

Some of these matters, they said, have been reported to the police and an advisory issued to the general public.


Updated Date: Oct 05, 2016 15:22 PM

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