Chennai: The Central Board of Secondary Education – CBSE will send online question papers its affiliated schools for school-based Summative Assessment for classes IX and X examination. According to J. Ajeeth Prasath Jain, secretary Chennai Sahodaya Complex, even if a school plans to administer examination at a different date then the confidentially of the will be maintained.
“Until last year, the board allowed us to choose from 25-30 question papers. So, if two schools happened to chose the same paper and scheduled the examination on different dates, confidentiality of the paper is compromised,” he said.
The question papers would be generated through Integrated Test Management System, he said.
CBSE has asked its affiliated schools to register by 15Feb, 2013 through the official portal; then only schools will be able to download the question papers for all subjects on 5March, 2013 and 11March, 2013 for Class 9th and 10th examination. In the same manner, marking scheme for Class 9th and Class 10th examination, schools would be able to download on 19 March, 2013 and 29 March, 2013. This system is meant for school based exam, and not applicable for board based examination. . S. Amudha Lakshmi, principal, Chettinad Vidyashram, said that this system was definitely welcome. “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 the click of a mouse,” she said. K. Mohana, principal of Modern Senior Secondary School, in whose school all the 180 class X students are writing the board exam, said that the procedure has been simplified.
CBSE has asked schools to conduct SA Examination for class 10th between 16 March 2013 and 31 March 2013. The Board based exam will be held during 2 March 2013 and 15 March 2013.
Source- The Hindu