Growth of CBSE
In the case of secondary education, the Board witnessed enormous growth and expansion resulting in improved quality and standard of education in institutions. But with the advent of State Universities and State Boards in various parts of the country the jurisdiction of the Board was confined only to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh later. Eventually, the constitution of the Board was amended wherein its jurisdiction was extended to part-C and Part-D territories and Board was given its present name 'Central Board of Secondary Education' in 1952 and the The Board was reconstituted finally in the year 1962. To serve the educational institutions more effectively, to be responsive to the educational needs of those students whose parents were employed in the Central Government and had frequently transferable jobs were the main objectives.
According to a report in The Indian Express, each exam centre will be provided with login details and the question papers will be printed in the school, photocopied and then distributed. As per current practice, the papers were printed and kept in the banks but under the new system the paper will be printed just a few minutes before the exam. The same process was put to practice by the board earlier this year but failed as the exams centres were not properly equipped for the same. The board exams were later conducted using the old method.
Anurag Tripathi, CBSE secretary, said, “As a pilot project, we did this (used the encrypted system) for the class X compartment exam. There was no problem with it. We realized that the number of (test) centres were fewer — just 32. We have almost 4,500 exam centres and close to 30 lakh children for the board examinations, so the board is deliberating on providing infrastructure at the examination centres.” He added that the board would also provide a “printed set of question papers in the banks in case of an emergency” like technical glitches.
In addition to the above, logistical support will also be provided to the examination centres for the proper implementation of the system. In order to carry out the process smoothly, centres will require equipment like a computer, printers, internet connection, photocopier and continuous power supply.
Over the years in shaping up the Board to its present status, a trail of developments marks the significant changes that took place. The first Board set up in 1921 was the U P Board of High School and Intermediate Education. It has under its jurisdiction Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior. For all the areas which was named as the 'Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana, the then Government of India suggested to set up a joint Board in 1929 in response to the representation made by the Government of United Provinces,. This included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior.