The CBSE is all set to use advanced technology in CBSE examinations to check the growing incidents of question paper leaks, Union Education Secretary Anil Swarup, IAS, revealed in Kolkata on Monday.
The CBSE had been the centre of attack after the paper of a subject in the board exams was leaked in March recently. It had affected lakhs of students, and ultimately, a re-examination was conducted.
The government has already deputed a committee to find out how appropriate technology can be used to prevent any recurrence of such a situation, said Anil Swarup.
The Secretary claimed that no CBSE official was found to be involved in the leak scandal and that it appears to be a handiwork of some tech-savvy people.
We too can nab these people by using the same technology, which allows us to improve our performance. We have to see that such incidents are not repeated, Swarup said.
From the coming session, we will make our endeavour to ensure that there is no such pilferage, he said in a straightforward reply to a query.
The Central Board of Secondary Education is considered an apex board of education in the country. It is controlled and managed by Union Government. CBSE follow only NCERT curriculum in their studies. They have about 20 thousand affiliated schools in the country and more than 200 schools in 25 other countries which follow the CBSE system.
CBSE affiliates include Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, besides other private schools and the other miscellaneous schools which are on the approval list of the government of India.
CBSE is the board which conducts the examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 in the month of March, every calendar year. The results are announced by the end of May. Earlier, it also conducted the AIEEE Examination for admission to various courses in different branches of engineering in colleges all over India. But, of late, the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), about five years ago.
CBSE also conducts All India Pre Medical Test for admission to medical colleges in the country. With the addition of NET in their kitty in the year 2014, the CBSE has reached the level of the largest exam conducting body in the world.