CHSE introspects into alleged irregularities

Bhubaneswar: A day after the crime branch began its probe in to the alleged manipulation of marks in plus two science examinations 2010, Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Thursday began introspection into alleged irregularities.
CHSE would investigate if there have been irregularities at any point starting from the evaluation of answer sheets to the publication of mark sheets.
As per the council’s answer sheets evaluation process, the sheets are first sent to evaluation centres in various zones in the state. Examiners begin the evaluation, after the sheets are coded. The evaluation is done as per the codes mentioned on the answer sheets.
After the evaluation ends tabulation of marks is done in mark foils which are further sent to the council with the Chief Examiner’s and Centre Superintendent’s validation. The mark foils are, subsequently, sent for generating computerized mark sheets. Following the printing, decoding of the answer sheets is done and a mark booklet is prepared which is later published by the CHSE on the day the results are out.
Hence, it is suspected that there is ample scope for manipulation of the marks during evaluation of the answer sheets and the preparation of the computer generated mark sheets.
The department of higher education had earlier entrusted the crime branch to probe into the matter on April 13.
The department sought the crime branch’s help after manipulation in plus two science results of 2010 council exams were reported. The results had come under the scanner after students of a particular residential college had fared better than the government colleges in the state.

“There are going to be changes in the evaluation zones for plus two examination. As most of the students in the toppers’ list belong to a particular residential college, the suspicion becomes obvious. It’s fair enough if the students have been positioned purely on their merit. However, we will investigate the case to solve the issue,” Controller of Examinations, Council of Higher Secondary Education Dr. Jashobant Behera said.