Also, the CBSE board has divided to implement the new system in two phases where in the first phase of digitalized marking of answer sheets will begin in March 2013, and online marking of class 10 students answer sheets will also be done.
The second phase shall begin in March 2014 onwards where, digital marking of class 12 answer sheets will also begin. This academic year, around 3 lakh students are expected to sit for the class 10 examinations.
Once the evaluation of answer sheets in complete, the boards examination centres will hand over them to the software provider in sealed packets with bar-coded stickers put on them under the supervision of the Chief Secretary officer of Board Examinations.
Later, the answer sheets will be scanned and put on screen, which will then be evaluated by the examiners trained in using the software. But, as of now, no service provider has been fixed by the board, however, a tender regarding the same is already out.
According the CBSE Board, the new evaluation system of the online marking will not just ensure much less errors, but also enhance quality and speed up the entire process. The new system is bound to get transparency in evaluation.
This computer based evaluation and online marking of the board results will further ensure compliance of RTI provision which makes it compulsory, that the answer sheets should be made available for scrutiny to the students perusal.