CBSE's Digital Marking System Works Slow but Ensures More Accuracy
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been using its newly launched digital marking system for the first time to evaluate board exam papers.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been using its newly launched digital marking system for the first time to evaluate board exam papers. The 'on-screen marking' (OSM) system is highly efficient in eliminating errors to a large extent, slowly though.
The OSM system is being used for all the major subjects of the Class X exams — English, Hindi, mathematics, science and social science, and for Class XII it is used to evaluate English and Economics papers. The process of OSM system entails centrally uploading scanned copy of answer-scripts for the subjects, followed by downloading of the same at the evaluation centres for online correction/checking.
In OSM system, the time taken to check each answer-copy may have increased but that doesn’e mean it will delay the results. As said by a source from some school, in the pen-and-paper system, the evaluation process would complete in 12-15 days, and with OSM, it'll take 20-25 days. But at the same time, the OSM saves time on the rest of the process, said the source.