CBSE’s encrypted papers plan for 2019 class X and XII board exams

  • 26 January 2019

CBSE will continue to conduct its class X and XII board exams via the conventional hard copy question papers

CBSE’s solution to exam leaks-double encrypted question papers of 2018 which were printed at the exam centres 30 minutes ahead of the test

The exams will start from mid-February with the vocational courses first, while the academic subject exams will start in March, 2019. According to government sources, unlike as planned earlier, the board will continue with the conventional method of delivery of question papers to the exam centres

Following leaking of question papers in the 2018 board exams, CBSE successfully pilot tested double encrypted question papers which were printed at the exam centres during the Class X compartmental exams in July 2018. The committee set up by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) after the paper leaks also recommended use of technology in delivery of question papers.

The double encrypted question papers were delivered to the exam centre via email 30 minutes ahead of the exam. The passwords were sent separately to the exam centre superintendent. The question papers were then printed in the centre itself. The question papers will have details of the centres so that in case of any leaks, the source centre can also be tracked.

The board made a proposal of using encrypted question papers in July 2018 to the MHRD so as to minimise human intervention in delivery of question papers to the centres.

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