CBSE has decided to double the penalty for marking an answer book on the basis of a wrong question paper or marking scheme to Rs 100. In case the question numbers and answers are not tallied, or marked as repeated without basis, the fine will be Rs 20 per question.
For the centres outside the India, the penalties will be Rs 200/- per answer book and Rs 40/- per question.
The photocopies of the evaluated answer books were made available in 2012, question has been raised on the accuracy of the evaluation process in CBSE boards. According the CBSE sources, the board have received many obligation regarding differences in evaluation.
The minutes of the examination committee's meeting show that examples of errors were cited for imposing higher penalties against erring examiners. The common errors were found in papers is that, the examiners not evaluating an answer book with proper question paper and marking scheme, and instances of question being marked as repeated when the question has been attempted only once.
In a meeting the members were discussed on this issue and in order to discourage errors at the 'spot evaluation centres', resolved that the penalties be doubled with effect from 2013 board examination.
According to the CBSE officials, issue has became a cause of concern on class 12 science students. While, CBSE class 12 students have to get a required weightage of marks in board exams for JEE Main 2013 merit list.
Only 1.5 lakh eligible candidates from the JEE Main merit list will be able to get the JEE advanced entrance exam for admissions in IITs. Which also figure in top 20 percentile in their respective board exam results.
"The increase in the penalty is aimed an overall improvement of the evaluation process and making it more accuracy. This is a continuous process," said an official.