This step is undertaken for the first time. According to J.Ajeeth Prasath Jain, the secretary of Chennai Sahodaya Complex, the mian advantage of this system is that confidentiality of the papers could be maintained even if schools schedules an examination on different dates.
He said "Until hast year, the board allowed us to choose from 25-30 question papers. So, if two schools happened to chose the same paper and schedules the examination on different dates, confidentiality of the paper is compromised."
"Hence, this year the question papers shall be generated through Integrated Test Management System", he added.
All the schools which come under CBSE section are hereby asked to register by February 15th through the CBSE Website, so that they may download the question papers for all subjects on March 5 and 11 March, 2013 for both class 9 and 10 respectively. Similarly, the marking scheme for these two examinations can be downloaded on 19th and 29th March 2013.
However, her is an opportunity of students where an option to choose between writing the school based and board examination.
K.Mohan, principal of Modern Senior Secondary school, in whose all the 180 class 10 students are writing their board exams said that the procedure has been simplified. He further said "Earlier, the question papers were given in a CD and we had to wait for it to arrive. Now, we can get the paper through a click of the mouse".
The board examinations are to commence from March 2 to March 15, the schools have been directed to conduct the school based examination for students of class 9 and 10 between 16 and 31 march, 2013.