New Delhi: In view of the CBSE board exams for classes X and XII next year, schools are preparing to hold online pre-board exams for students in these classes starting in the second week of December.Read also – Will the CBSE provide questionnaires for grades 9 and 11? Board issues clarification on viral claim, calls it fake news
According to reports, some schools in the National Capital Region are considering opting for artificial intelligence, mirrors, webcams and other similar methods to ensure that students do not use unfair means when they show up for exams. Read also – Fact Check: Students promoted to grade 10, 12 this year are not eligible for government jobs? Find the truth behind the viral claim
Gurugram Sector 49 DAV Public School will use artificial intelligence (AI) during online pre-boarding, principal Charu Maini told The Times of India. Read also – ICSE, ISC Exams 2021: Improvement schedule, exams by compartment published on cisce.org | Details here
Software will take photos every few seconds and create time-lapse videos of each candidate, she said.
These videos will be shared with teachers and will identify students looking for outside help or looking away.
Rashmi Biswal, principal of the DAV Public School in Pushpanjali Vihar, told The Indian Express that students would be allowed to take the two-part exam and submit it in PDF format.
However, Biswal said they couldn’t check for unfair practices on the first attempt at online exams, therefore students would be encouraged to use two devices: one to download the quiz and another with a webcam.
“Two devices may not be possible for all students”
“Of course, two devices may not be possible for all students,” Biswal admitted. According to TOI, Scottish High International School in Gurugram, in Sector 57, will also encourage students to use two devices, one with a webcam to monitor applicants, principal Sudha Goyal said.
Some schools use mirrors; others to take oral exams
A student at a leading school in the NCR told TIE that he was asked to keep a mirror behind when taking online exams. It would help capture more angles.
Birla Vidya Niketan director Minakshi Kushwaha told the publication that they will conduct offline pre-boarding later and hold mid-term terms in December. An oral evaluation will also be carried out later.
CBSE plans to hold offline exams next year
On December 3, the Central Council for Secondary Education announced that next year’s board exams would be offline.
The Delhi government has indicated that it has no plans to reopen schools anytime soon.
In the towns of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the NCR, governments have allowed schools to reopen for high school students. However, in Haryana, schools were closed again until December 10.