BHUBANESWAR: The e-evaluation of Plus Two Science papers will be completed by April 24. Digital correction of four lakh Science answer scripts of 94,952 students had started on April 7 at 28 evaluation centres in the State. While the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) was hopeful of completing the process by Monday, it was extended by another four days in the wake of delay on the part of the evaluators in getting accustomed to the software and other technical aspects.
The CHSE has this year implemented e-evaluation on a pilot basis for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Zoology and the process will be extended to all the subjects for Plus Two from next academic year.
While around 3,000 evaluators are on the job, each evaluator is checking 20 objective papers of 50 marks each for subjects like Zoology and Botany or 15 subjective papers of 70 marks each for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Chairman of the CHSE, Basudev Chattoi said, “After initial glitches, the e-evaluation of papers has been going on smoothly and it will be over by April 24.”
Similarly, the manual evaluation of Arts and Commerce streams of Plus Two, which started on March 31, will be completed by April 30. This year, around 21 lakh answer scripts of both the streams are being checked manually for which CHSE has engaged 12,000 examiners.
Although manual evaluation was supposed to start in two phases from March 26, it had to be postponed because of inadequate infrastructure. This year, the CHSE has conducted manual evaluation in two phases.
The first phase included Arts and Commerce papers and compulsory papers of English, while MIL and optional papers of Science are being checked in the second phase evaluation that started on April 13.
The CHSE Chairman said the results of Plus Two will be declared in last week of May and supplementary examination conducted thereafter. This year, 3,71,920 students appeared for the Plus Two examination in all the four streams of Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational.