The examination system in India has always been a contentious issue with different experts giving varying opinions and suggestions. Now, the system seems to be set for a change. Answer scripts will have keywords to mark scored for the Madhyamik examination from 2017. A marking system model is in the making, taking after which candidates will be marked on the premise of specific keywords and points in the answers. ICSE and CBSE examinations currently make use of this strategy.
The new marking system model will now present the evaluator with an ideal answer so that he or she may compare it with the answer present before his or her in the answer sheet and mark accordingly. It will also mention mandatory points which need to be present in an answer. Apart from that it will also contain steps marking each stage of a mathematical problem. So even if a student fails to write the correct answer for each step he will be awarded marks. This system will be introduced for other subjects as well says a source in the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
The centralized marking system in ICSE is done in an alternate manner. The examiners are available in at specific centre from 8am to 3pm and they are assigned answer scripts. Contingent upon the subject every day, they are designated a selected number of answer scripts from the examination centre coordinators. Appropriately the evaluators correct the scripts and enroll the marks. At that point they leave the cente. This proceeds over a brief period. From 2016 onwards, ICSE will introduce online marking, named LICR (Live In Character Recognition). Such an incorporated checking system is applicable in each subject," said Nabarun De, principle of Modern Public School.
Students will be familiar with the arrangement of all India examinations and other competitive exams. It will offer examiners some assistance with accessing the candidates better. "For instance, if an inquiry in Physics asks students: A force is applied on a non-rigid body and a rigid body. How does the effect of force differ in the above two cases? The question may carry two marks. The model marking framework will indicate that full marks must be remunerated if a candidate writes on force on both the rigid and non-rigid body and then explains their difference. Students who don't go along will be given one and-a-half checks," said a member of the Madhyamik Board member.
There is likewise a plausibility of the board following in the strides of CISCE and requesting that the examiners to correct answer scripts at an evaluation centre. "It will lessen the danger of losing answer scripts. It will likewise guarantee a consistency in the marks," the board authority said.