Going digital seems to be the new mantra for the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB), which conducts the SSLC examinations. This year, for the first time, the board will experiment by using bar codes on marks cards.
“We are going to implement 2-D bar codes, wherein if the bar code is scanned, a candidate’s details will be available,” said D Venkateshaiah, director, KSEEB. The aim is to prevent forgery of marks card, said a department official.
‘Digital hashing’ is being used to record details of the candidates, which include the candidate’s name, parents’ name, date of birth and subjects taken up for the exam. “If the bar code is scanned on the website, the information that we have uploaded will be available,” he added.
The facility will be available for those appearing for the examinations, which will begin on April 2. The marks cards will be given in September. “This is being done to ensure security. If other boards want to verify details, they can do so by scanning the
bar code,” said Venkateshaiah.
This year, 8. 39 lakh candidates will be appearing for the examination at 3,002 centres.
In addition to the existing security measures, special squads (special observers) have been appointed for each taluk to prevent malpractices.