CBSE to use Advanced Data Analytics to ensure fairness in exams

CBSE to use Advanced Data Analytics to ensure fairness in exams

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE would use Advanced Data Analytics in order to ensure that exams are conducted in a fair way. The data analytics would help the board to identify the exam centres where the probability of using unfair means is high. The intention to use data analytics is to conduct exams in a standardized manner.

CBSE would soon conduct its Term 1 board exam from November 16, 2021. Further, the board has also released the admit card for the term 1 exam on its official website. According to the Press Release by CBSE, the board would be using all means such as using CCTV, appointing external observers, flying squads to prevent unfair means during the exam. The use of data analytics is a further improvement upon it.

According to news agency, Antriksh Johri, Director (IT), CBSE said, "We have decided further to improve upon it by using advance data analytics to detect cases and centres where there is a high probability of recourse to unfair means during examinations." In January 2021, a pilot analysis for the same was done with the CTEET examination data. The analysis was done in collaboration with Playpower Labs and Central Square Foundation, CSF. It helped to develop algorithms that would identify suspicious data patterns both at the centre and individual levels.  

As per news agency, Antriksh Johri further said, "Based on the analysis results and the algorithms developed, CBSE has decided that such analysis will be extended to other administered examinations. The board will use advanced data analytics to detect, respond and therefore, in the long run, prevent any irregularities in academic testing across all major CBSE administered exams in the country."

The use of Advanced Data Analysis by the board would help to strengthen the reliability of exam centers by identifying malpractices. The use of data analytics would help the board to strengthen the reliability of its board examinations, Central Teachers Eligibility Test, and National Achievement Survey. 

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