The evaluation of second year pre-university answer scripts will be extended for a week due to the Lok Sabha polls scheduled on April 17.
The Department of Pre-university Education has started evaluation of the recently concluded second year PU examinations. The evaluation work resumed on Tuesday, but department officials do not expect to complete it before the elections.
According to officials, the department will lose at least five days of the evaluation schedule due to the polls.
Speaking to Express, Narasimha Nayak, Joint Director (Examinations) said: “Our original schedule was to complete the entire process in 15 days by April 15. But, in between, we need to send evaluators on election duty, which we cannot resist. This will take at least five days out of our schedule.”
Teachers must undergo a few days of training before the elections and must be at the polling stations on the day of elections.
However, Nayak said this will not delay results, which will be announced on time. Results are expected to be out in the first week of May and probably after the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2014, he said.
This year, the PUE department had sent evaluation orders to 19,506 eligible faculties. Apart from this, there will be deputy chief examiners and assistant examiners at each centre.
This year, the total number of answer scripts to be evaluated is 33 lakh and English paper contributes the lion’s share among them. “Apart from regular students, more repeaters write the English paper,” Nayak said.
Just 24 a day!
Each evaluator will get 24 scripts a day, 12 before and 12 after lunch. Evaluation work begins at 9.45 am and concludes at 5.15 pm. The department does not allow them to evaluate more than 24 papers a day, even if the evaluator is capable.