CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has started the process of evaluation of answer sheets from May 10, 2020 as the Ministry of Home Affairs had approved the proposal of HRD ministry in this regard. Answer booklets will be transported from 3,000 designated schools to the residences of qualified evaluators who will evaluate them from their homes and the process is expected to be completed in 50 days. Over 18 lakh students are awaiting their class 10 results and about 12 lakh students are awaiting their class 12 results.
Anurag Tripathy, CBSE Secretary, in his interview with India Today on April 30, 2020 had stated that CBSE had been forced to put a complete halt to paper evaluation due to the phase 3 lockdown. He also added that they would require 1.5 to 2 months for paper evaluation and that they would start with the evaluation process as soon as they got the approval from the Central Government.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said permission had been granted for evaluation in 3000 schools and hoped that 1.5 crore answer sheets in 173 subjects would be evaluated soon. He added that copies of the answer booklets will reach evaluators and they will evaluate the same from home. He expects the entire process to be completed in 50 days.
According to the report by Times Now, the evaluation of answer sheets for CBSE Exam 2020 for classes 10 and 12 would be held in evaluation centres situated in Green Zone only. The decision had been taken, considering the health of the teachers and to minimize risks. Those schools and exam evaluation centres in corona free zones will be declared as evaluation zones by the authorities.
To make the evaluation process easier, the board has appointed Nodal Officers at each centre. These nodal officers will be responsible for collection of answer sheets and safe transportation to the residence of the evaluators. Also while delivering the bags with answer sheets, the officers would be required to take a picture of the Aadhar Card, the PAN card and the school ID card of the teacher/evaluator. Teachers will be given a time period of 7-days to complete the evaluation of the answer sheets delivered to them. Once the work is done, arrangements will be made for officials to come and collect the answer sheets and take them to the board exam centres.