With the Digital India program running in full flow across the length and breadth of the country, the biggest education board of India, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with an all-new digital platform ‘E-CBSE’. The platform is aimed to provide assistance to the board examination management system.
There are a total of 17,165 schools affiliated to the CBSE board, both in India and abroad, and almost all of them have been included in the digital campaign. Schools can now generate roll numbers of students, make corrections in the particulars, upload photos by simply logging into the e-cbse portal. Schools can log in to the portal using their existing ids and passwords.
The board exams (Class 10 & 12) will commence on 1 March and approximately 25 lakh students will be appearing in the exams. CBSE initiated its new feature which will enable external examiners to upload the marks award list directly to the web portal compared to filling up of manual award list. Earlier, schools were also provided the facility to generate and download question papers of all exams (expect Class 10 & 12 board exams).
As of now, external examiners will be allowed to upload marks online and along with that, schools can also upload internal subject assessment grades of Class 12 students with three internal subjects each. Earlier on 28 October, HRD Ministry had directed all the education boards to prepare and publish the board exam results by 31 May every year to assist professional courses admissions and the inclusion of technology in exam management system will lighten the results compilation process. Schools will also receive exam related material (including admit cards) from e-CBSE portal. This smart move by CBSE will not only save time, but will also reduce the use of paper.
Rama Sharma, CBSE’s PRO, said, “The board has leveraged the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to provide state of the art facilities to the stakeholders worldwide. Around 17,000 schools have been brought under the ambit of the digital programme of CBSE. The switch over from manual to technology driven system has led to prompt access, retrieval and increased responsiveness. The benefits in terms of time, energy, manpower and finances are visible and appropriate for this unique initiative of the board.”
The CBSE has adopted to complete online pre and post examination management system for Class 10 & 12 board exams along with other competitive exams. Private candidates registered with CBSE can also avail the online facilities provided by the board to submit their application forms and generate admit cards.