Demystifying OMR to be used in Term-I examinations : Central Board of Secondary Education

Demystifying OMR to be used in Term-I examinations : Central Board of Secondary Education

CBSE/CE/TERM-1/ 2021



The Principal
Schools affiliated to CBSE
(Circulated through Web)

Sub:- Demystifying OMR to be used in Term-I examinations-regarding 

Dear Madam/Sir,

Greetings for the festival sessions,

You are aware that the CBSE will be using OMR for the first time for assessment of both the Classes- X and XII in Term-I examinations. Hence, there is a need that all the students appearing in the Term-I examinations and the schools sponsoring these students should have complete knowledge about the OMR.

Demystifying OMR to be used in Term-I

OMR is demystified by providing following information:-

1. A sample copy of OMR is enclosed with this letter.

2. Details of the candidates will be pre-filled in the OMR.

3. Candidate has to write a Question Paper Code in  the upper right corner in the space provided for the same. Question Paper Code will be written on the Question Paper .

4. Candidate has to write in his/ her own hand  in the space provided "I confirm that all particulars given above are correct" and sign in the running hand on OMR.

5. Only Blue/ Black ball point pen is to be used for filling desired information and for giving responses.

6. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If it is found that the candidate has used the pencil for filling OMR, this will be considered as use of unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate as per  unfair means rules.

7. Following are the important features of the OMR:-

(i) There is a space for answering 60 questions in an OMR irrespective of total questions given in the Question Papers of any subject. Candidates will use maximum circles as per total questions given in the Question Paper for giving responses. This should be only in serial.

(ii) Answers given after the maximum question number will not be evaluated. Meaning thereby, if there are 45 questions in some Question Papers and the candidate is changing Question no 46 in OMR and writing this question as 45 and then  giving the answer, it will not be evaluated .

(iii) For giving a response, 4 circles i.e. (a),(b) ,(c),& (d) are given in front of each question in a row. Candidates  once  confident about the correctness of reply should  darken  the  circle with  a pen.

(iv) After 4 circles are over, a box is given in the same row. Candidates have to write the correct option in this box i.e. a or b or c or d as the answer is.

(v) After the box, again a circle is given ahead of box wherein the question number is also written inside the circle. This circle is to be darkened by the candidates if they have not attempted this question.

(vi) Candidates are advised that first of all they should mark the response by darkening the circle. If fully satisfied then they should write a response in a box. Purpose of giving a box is only that if any candidate wishes to change the response, the same be written in the box.

(vii) Even if a candidate is satisfied with darkening the circle, this response has to be written in the box. Candidates have to reply both in a circle and in a box.

(viii) Reply written in the box will be treated as final.

(ix)  If the box is empty and the response is marked in the circle, it will be considered that the Question has not been attempted by the  candidate.

(x) If the response is given in a box and the circle is left blank, it will be considered that the Question has been attempted by the candidate.

(xi)   If all the three i.e. 4 circles, box and last circle are left blank, it will be considered that the question has not been  attempted.

8. Schools will download the OMRs in advance as per the schedule given in guidelines (to be provided by CBSE shortly).

9. Centre Superintendent will keep the OMR safely under lock and key after downloading and will be used only on the day of examination after affixing facsimile stamp of the Centre Superintendent.

Schools are requested that based on the information provided by the CBSE, practice sessions may be organized for the students. Prior to the practice sessions, teachers must also get acquainted them self well with the OMR.

Check the authenticity of this circular on the CBSE website.

(Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj)
Controller  of Examinations

Copy to web admin for uploading on CBSE website.

नोट :- हमारे वेबसाइट पर ऐसी जानकारी रोजाना आती रहती है, तो आप ऐसी ही सरकारी योजनाओं की जानकारी पाने के लिए हमारे वेबसाइट से जुड़े रहे।


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