Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: The scanned copies of the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations, which were uploaded by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on its website on Wednesday, will be available for the students till May 11.

Informing this to the media on Thursday, BSE president Prof Dakshya Prasad Nanda said keeping the larger interests of the students in view and to ensure our transparency in the evaluation, the Board has provided them the scanned copy of the OMR sheets online at free of cost.

“The Board has uploaded the OMR scanned copies on www.indiaresults.com at 8 AM on Wednesday, which will be available in the aforesaid website till midnight on May 11,” he added.

He said the Board has uploaded the OMR sheets of all six subjects numbering about 36 lakh on the website. The students can access their OMR sheets of any subject or all the subjects by keying in their roll number and download them.

Nanda said though uploading 36 lakh OMR sheets amounting to two terabyte data on the website is a herculean task, the Board managed to get the job done after the said website agreed to its request to accommodate the data on its server.

Talking about the number of students who have applied online for re-addition and re-checking of their papers, he said the Board will calculate the number of applications 4-5 days after May 11.

"After receiving all applications, we will send the answer scripts to the examiners for re-evaluation in the first phase. If there is any mistake in the marks awarded to the students, we will rectify them, revise their mark sheets and send them to the address of the students. We will also send the scanned copies of the revised mark sheets to the students through the e-mail ID of the students,” Nanda informed.

He further said the Board has fixed the rate for re-addition and re-checking. “Students who have applied for re-addition will have to pay Rs 100 for each paper while those who have applied for re-addition along with the photo copy of the answer scripts will have to pay Rs 200 for each paper,” he said, adding that the Board has decided to send the photo copy of these answer scripts within a month.