Taking a step towards making examinations organise, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a new advanced “image technology” based method — Digi Scoring to capture responses marked on OMR sheets in examinations. This will help in saving time but is also cost-effective.
In a release, CBSE has informed that ‘Digi-scoring’ was used for the first time for capturing responses marked on the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets in the recruitment examination of Principals and Assistant Commissioners of KVS which concluded just recently.
Chairman CBSE R K Chaturvedi has unveiled the initiative ‘Digi scoring’ at a meeting of city coordinators.
“The new Digi scoring process is a clear departure from the earlier system of centre wise packing the OMR sheets for evaluation, manually transporting the sheets from across the country to CBSE with utmost care and confidentiality, setting up of scanning machines at secure places for data capturing and evaluation which involves at least 20-25 days for pre result processes,” the statement said.
Chaturvedi said that Digi scoring allow the data of each examinee to be secured in a temper proof format without losing precious time. This process is cheaper in terms of time and finances, explained Chaturvedi adding that the result will be prepared with accuracy, transparency and speed much ahead of the usual time frame.
CBSE is already an active partner in the ongoing ‘Digital India Programme’, and is on board for Digital Locker, National Scholarship Portal and DGET Portal.
The success story of this pilot test has emboldened the board to replicate this technology in other examinations also,
the statement said.