The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been using TETRA software digital technology to create as much of a level playing field for students in exams.
The software can be used for moderation of marks in case of an unfair degree of ambiguity or difficulty in any question paper. It will help the students who feel unduly penalised by a disproportionately difficult question paper or a stray ambiguous question, a senior official said.
According to the official, “The software was last year used for studying the trends of marks being obtained by the students across the regions. The software displays the live trend of average marks scored across the centres.”
“We analyse the trend of marks being obtained by students across the regions and centres. Whenever we spot any deviation from the norm, we call up that centre and probe if there were complaints about the question paper,” the senior CBSE official stated.
“We look for complaints regarding any ambiguity or difficulty in the question paper. A team then sees if and how much moderation is needed to account for these difficulties,” the official added.
The CBSE had also used the TETRA software last year when it weathered opprobrium from all quarters after the Maths and Economics papers for class 10 and class 12, respectively were leaked.