In a path towards advancing in digital India, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a new advanced "image technology" based method - Digi Scoring to mark responses answers on OMR sheets in examinations.
This new methodology will reduce cost and save time for the staff. Earlier, the centre had to spend much money and effort towards transport and security. With digi-score, these processes would become simple.
In a press release, Central Board of Secondary Education said 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 launched the initiative 'Digi scoring' at a meeting with city coordinators recently.
"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 read.
According to Chaturvedi, Digi scoring saves time and protects the data by keeping it secured in a temper proof format without losing precious time. Also it is cost effective and time saving explained Chaturvedi. The results will be evaluated with accuracy, transparency and speed much ahead of the usual time frame, he added.
CBSE being an active partner in the ongoing 'Digital India Programme' it is also upgrading itself in other digital ideas such as 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.