BISE Rawalpindi New paper checking system
New paper checking system introduced
Rawalpindi, Jan 23: Under a new system, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, will provide answer sheets to examiners for evaluation with bar codes in an effort to keep the identity of candidates under wraps.
“To check the possibility of examiners favouring or targeting students, the board will paste a separate sheet with bar code on answer sheets to keep the identity of candidates secret for evaluators,” said Chaudhry Abdul Hafeez, chairman BISE. The bar sheet would have two parts with one code. Part A pasted on the front of the answer sheet will have the roll number, candidate’s name with signatures, and the signatures of the deputy superintendent of invigilation.
The front part will be separated from the answer sheet by invigilators before handing them over to examiners. It will be kept by the secrecy department without knowing where the answers sheets were being evaluated, the chairman said. The part B of the bar sheet will remain pasted on the back of the answer sheet. The evaluator will mention marks of candidates on the given columns in the B part without knowing their identity.
After the evaluation of answer sheets, candidates will be identified through the bar code mentioned both on parts A and B, only read by a computer programme, Mr Hafeez said. He said the new system approved by Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen would be applicable for the province’s nine examination boards from 2011.
In the past answer sheets with names and roll numbers of candidates were handed over to evaluators for checking. Recently to ensure transparency, the boards also introduced centralised marking system – examiners checked papers under one roof and not allowed to take away answer sheets. The BISE chairman hoped that that the new system of bar code would ensure maximum secrecy and transparency in evaluating answer sheets. Dawn