Vikash Sharma

The crucial board examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 are currently underway and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released an important notification for all its affiliated schools regarding observation of question papers.

Though it is an annual process, the CBSE has asked schools to ensure that they send their observations on the question papers in OECMS. Apart from this, the CBSE has observed that the schools are sending observations to various email IDs not meant for the purpose. Moreover, the observations are delayed and sent after several days.

In its latest notice, the CBSE said that the observations sent are vague and not clear. The CBSE has also listed out what needs to be done by the schools.

The observations should be sent on OECMS. To clarify the issues, if required, the schools may send them to

Importantly, the observations should be sent on the same day the examination is conducted.

"In case, the observation(s) received are not clear, not received on time, not in compliance with the instructions issued by the CBSE, or vague, no action will be taken," CBSE wrote in its letter.