In UP, answer sheets for Class 10th and 12th board exam students will come with barcodes and monograms on them.
As per the latest reports, this initiative has been implemented by the Board to make sure that there is no manipulation of answer sheets.
Answer Sheets of Class 10th and 12th Students To Come With Monogram and Barcodes
Answer sheets with barcodes and monograms will be distributed to students taking the UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 exams in 2023.
The Board has taken this action in an effort to limit the number of answer sheets that can be manipulated.
As per Divyakant Shukla, secretary, UP Board, “Introducing the practice of having barcodes and monograms on answer sheets will enable us to do justice with the students, especially the meritorious ones. This will also help us put a check on unscrupulous elements trying to tarnish the image of the Board for their own interest, as the foremost priority of the government is to conduct fair and totally transparent exams.”
He claimed that an additional measure against copying and malpractices is that the Board would use barcodes to randomly check some answer sheets.
Stitched Answer Sheets To Prevent Malpractices
According to officials, the Board has instructed the government press to print more than three crore answer sheets for the Class 10 and 12 examinees. For the Board exams, will be distributed to all districts beginning in January and ending in 2023.
The Board also decided to start sending stitched answer sheets to all districts this year because there were complaints in previous years about changing copies by removing the staples.
The front page of the answer sheet for meritorious students, which contains their roll number and other information, used to be changed by copying gangs to the names of students of their choosing.
Additionally, the copies of one centre cannot be replaced by those of any other centre by anyone due to the barcode that is printed on each answer sheet, further reducing the possibility of answer copies being altered or lost accidentally or on purpose.
A total of 31,16,485 students have registered for Class 10 and 27,50,913 students have registered for Class 12 for the 2023 examination, according to official sources.
In contrast, a total of 51,92,689 students registered for the 2021–2022 session’s exams, which started on March 24, 2022. This included 24,11,035 students in Class 12 and 27,81,654 students in Class 10.