C.B.S.E is first National examination body to have started On Screen Marking (OSM). This system was introduced in the class X exams in all subjects and for all regions except Thiruvananthapuram. However, in Class XII OSM was done in English (core) and Economics in Delhi region only. This move is designed to help in strengthening the evaluation process and minimizing the scope for errors.
Teachers from affiliated schools were trained for On Screen Marking.
Answer-books for these subjects were scanned and uploaded centrally and then downloaded at the evaluation centres online. For evaluation, teachers were given a user-id through which they could access and download the batch of scripts assigned to them for evaluation.
The OSM software has been developed in such a way that the Answer book cannot be submitted to the Head Examiner if there is any unassessed portion or unmarked answer on the Answer books. As a result there is no chance of leaving questions unassessed.
The Head Examiner was responsible for reviewing 10% Answer books compulsorily to ensure proper marking and rectifying mistakes, if any.
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