The number of encrypted question papers have also been increased from 19 to 50. Following the exam paper leak in 2017, CBSE had introduced encrypted question papers, which are password protected.
Of the 30 lakh examinees, 18,89,878 are Class X students, while 12,06,893 have registered for the Class XII exam. The examinations for Class X will be held from February 15 to March 20 and Class XII from February 15 to March 30.
At the exam centres, photo-tagging of the custodian and centre superintendent has been added with the image of the exam material. CBSE officials said this has been done for safe collection and delivery of materials.
CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi said, “The portal for collecting real-time data of absentee students has been strengthened. An integrated portal was developed for submission of internal assessment and practical marks for Class X and XII with photo-tagging of practical exam labs and images of examiners and examinees.”
A letter has been sent to the students, parents, teachers and principals about the instructions and new initiatives taken by CBSE.