If technology will not be availed to in this era, then when? To bring in the advantages of technology in the education system is the call of the day. This call has been very well understood by CBSE which has decided to go digital this 22nd of January in its UGC NET exam. This time the answer sheets would be evaluated in a digital way as digi-scoring would be used in evaluating answer papers this time.
A statement was released on Friday where the chairman of the CBSE Board R K Chaturvedi announced the new initiative of DIGITAL SCORING of OMR sheets. What is novel in this initiative is that the board recently used it for the first time and that too during the recruitment examination of principals and assistant commissioners of Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan held on December 4, 2016.
The outcome of this initiative has been surprisingly successful, so much so that this technique has been replicated in Kendriya Vidyalaya’s recruitment test which was held on December 17 for the post of Principals.
This technique was again used and that too for the third time during the Kendriya Vidyalaya’s recruitment test for the post of teachers held on January 7 and January 8 consecutively. A statement was issued where it was stated that the digital scanning was done in NCR at 108 examination centers.
“Digital Scoring involves scanning of the OMR sheets and storing images instantly on the central server. This secures the data of each examinee in a temper proof format without losing precious time. Use of this technology by the board has visible benefits in terms of accuracy, transparency, cost efficiency and time saving,” the statement said.
The CBSE Board has assured the use of the format in the subsequent exams in many centres. A statement also reads that the upcoming exam which would be held on January 22 would follow the similar format and the board would think over to cover other competitive exams later.