Matric, inter paper marking to be automated.

LAHORE -- The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) is going to digitalise the matriculation and intermediate examinations.

On Jan 31, 500 matriculation and intermediate students will take exams at the Lawrence Road examination hall as part of a pilot programme.

Up to 10 students from a school will take exams in physics, chemistry, biology, English and mathematics. Each paper will be divided into three categories: objective, short answer and essay. Three hours will be given to attempt the paper.

Under the project, the marking will be done digitally, as every sheet of paper will be scanned, and it will also have a QR code. The board will conduct the examinations by introducing a rubric assessment system.

BISE controller examination Irfan Ahmad told Dawn that the system would lessen the burden of the examiner and also check their performance.

He said the paper sheets would be first scanned and a QR code would be allotted and the sub examiner could not identify the paper of the student.

He said the system would free examiners from calculating the marks and papers.

Mr Ahmad added that the automated software would also ensure the checking of every question and allotting the marks, as no examiner could submit the paper without allocating marks and checking every question.

He said the examination...

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