Up Board Answer Sheets Will Now Have Barcode, Monogram To Check Copying | Allahabad News


PRAYAGRAJ: Students appearing for UP Board’s class 10 and 12 exams in 2023 would be given answer sheets bearing barcodes and monograms. The Board is taking this initiative with the aim of eliminating the scope of manipulation of answer sheets of meritorious students during examinations by organized copying syndicates.
“Introducing the practice of having barcodes and monograms on answer sheets would enable us to do justice with students, especially the meritorious ones. This will also help us in checking the unscrupulous elements from tarnishing the image of the Board as the foremost priority of the government is to conduct fair and totally transparent exams,” secretary, UP Board, Divyakant Shukla, told TOI on Thursday.
He added that the Board would also check some of the answer sheets on a random basis, using the barcodes which will further put a noose around those involved in copying.
Board sources informed TOI that for class 10 and 12 examinees, the Board has ordered the Government Press to print more than three crore copies which will be sent to all the districts from January-end for the 2023 Board exams.
From this year itself, the Board has also decided to send stitched copies to all the districts because in the previous years there have been complaints of copies being changed by removing the staple pin. Gangs involved in copying used to change the main page of the answer sheet of meritorious students with that of students of their own choice, Board sources added.
Likewise, with barcode printed in each answer sheet, the copies of one centre cannot be changed by anyone, thereby minimising the chances of answer copies getting changed, purposely or otherwise, or getting lost.
After the last date of registration on October 10 this year, a total of 31,16,485 students have been registered for class 10 and 27,50,913 for class 12, an exam which would be conducted in 2023.
In comparison to this, in the 2021-22 session, a total of 51,92,689 students had registered to appear in the exams that began on March 24, 2022. This included 27,81,654 for class 10 and 24,11,035 for class 12.

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