HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, through a video conference with all the education ministers of the state, discussed the further steps to be taken to smoothen the education process during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The most important topic which was discussed repeatedly on this conference was about conducting the remaining board exams, especially the CBSE board exams, and how to carry out the evaluation process for the exams that have got over already.
On further discussion, the HRD Minister has requested all the education ministers of the states to start the answer sheet evaluation process of various state board exams which has taken place.
He has also asked the education ministers to carry out the student's answer sheet evaluation process in the respective states.
The minister also informed that the Ministry of HRD has requested the Ministry of Home Affairs, to relax the lockdown rules to open the bookstores in each state so that the students can buy books to continue their studies.
Meanwhile, the CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi has said that the whole process of conducting the board exams and the student's answer sheet evaluation process will take over roughly, in two and a half months. He also said that everything mainly depends on how the lockdown for the coronavirus pans out.
When talking about the CBSE Class 10 and CBSE Class 12 answer sheet evaluation process, you must be aware that there are two methods involved, one is the digital evaluation and the other one is the manual evaluation.
The digital evaluation is a newly added system to evaluate the answer sheets. In this process, the answer sheets are scanned and uploaded to the server and sent to the particular checker present in India.
The manual evaluation is the traditional method where the answer sheets are circulated to different checking centers where the evaluation process takes place and teachers will do the manual evaluation.
In this lockdown period, there are many chances for digital evaluation to be carried out, as the manual evaluation is not possible during this time.