High power panel to make CBSE exam 'foolproof'

The Centre has constituted a high power committee under a former secretary of the Higher Education Department of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to make CBSE examinations "foolproof" using the technology route.

The committee, to be headed by V S Oberoi, who retired in 2016, has been tasked to submit its report by May 31.

"Govt constitutes a High Power Committee, comprising experts, under chairmanship of V S Oberoi, ex-Secretary, MHRD, to examine the process of conduct of CBSE exams & suggest measures to make it secure & foolproof through the use of technology. Report to be submitted by 31st May," the Ministry's School Education Department secretary Anil Swarup tweeted on Tuesday.

The move came on the heels of another announcement that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would not hold re-examination for Class X mathematics paper after reports of the question paper being leaked.

No benefit from leak

The Board decided against a re-examination after it carried out "a random evaluation" of the answer scripts of around 1,000 students and concluded that the question paper leak did not lead to "passing of widespread benefits" to students who may have got the leaked questions ahead of the examination.

"The random evaluation of the papers indicated that the performance of the Class X students in mathematics had rather declined compared to last year. There was no indication of sudden spike in scores or unusual patterns when the answer scripts were randomly evaluated," official sources said.

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