Indore : CBSE issued a circular underlining the requirements of uniformity in question papers and strict invigilation during summative assessments (SA-II) of classes IX and X.

“It is imperative that no school uses defective questions. The head of the school needs to ensure that appropriate fonts are downloaded and installed for proper viewing of the question papers of Classes IX and X (SA-II),” the circular signed by Additional Director (Research and Innovation) Sugandh Sharma states. She further states that while schools have the freedom to make their own question paper for conducting SA-II for classes IX and X, it must be verified by the board. “However, in case the school prepares its own question papers, the question papers and marking scheme so prepared should be emailed to the Board (email for verification within a week of conduct of the respective paper,” she wrote.

CBSE is providing each school with two sets of unique question papers generated through online Integrated Test Management System (ITMS). The schools can use either one paper or use them as set A and set B for conducting examination in the school.

As a third alternative, Sharma advises, “Mix and match the two question papers downloaded by the school from ITMS.”

CBSE is providing question papers in most opted eight subject viz. English Communicative (Code No. 101), English Language and Literature (Code No. 184), Hindi Course A (Code No. 002), Hindi Course B (Code No. 085), Mathematics (Code No. 041), Science (Code No. 086), Social Science (Code No. 087) and Communicative Sanskrit (Code No. 122).

The purpose for sending pre-designed papers through ITMS is maintenance of uniformity and standardization in conduction of exams.

The final exams, i.e. SA-II for classes IX and X have to be conducted after March 10, and the question papers will be supplied by CBSE online on March 4. “These question papers must be kept carefully maintaining secrecy,” the circular underlined.

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