BHUBANESWAR: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has started tabulation of marks of Plus Two answer sheets with correction of papers reaching final stage.
In its bid to announce Plus Two results by last week of May, the CHSE authorities decided to begin tabulation of marks of answer sheets that have already been corrected. While e-evaluation of Science papers has been completed, the process for Mathematics papers is on and will be over within a day or two. 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 CHSE was hopeful of completing the process by April 24, it was extended by another week as evaluators took time to get accustomed to the software and other technical aspects.
Similarly, manual evaluation of Arts and Commerce papers, which started on March 31, has been completed. This year, around 21 lakh answer scripts of both the streams were checked manually for which CHSE 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 conducted manual evaluation in two phases. Answer papers from evaluation zones where correction is over are being brought to the CHSE office here.
CHSE Chairman Basudev Chattoi said all steps are being taken to announce the Plus Two results in last week of May. “There are just a few answer sheets left for e-evaluation which will be completed within a day or two. Hence, we decided to begin tabulation of marks of all the subjects except Mathematics,” he said.
The CHSE has decided to make the process of applying for re-addition of marks online from this year. The fees for re-addition is `200 per answer script.
Earlier, students used to fill up forms and submit re-addition fees at the Council office in Bhubaneswar. From this year, they would have to apply online and the money would be collected through a system called ‘State Bank Collect’, a State Bank of India initiative.
The decision in this regard was taken in the wake of last year’s incident when irate students had ransacked the CHSE office protesting faulty evaluation. “The students will no longer have to come to CHSE office. They can apply for re-addition through State Bank Collect method,” Chattoi said.
This year, 3,71,920 students appeared at Plus Two examination in all the four streams of Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational.