Use of OMR Sheet in CBSE Board Exams of Class 10 and 12 for the First Time

Use of OMR Sheet in CBSE Board Exams of Class 10 and 12 for the First Time


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The CBSE Board is going to use the OMR Sheet for the first time to assess board students. Therefore, it is vital for students who are going to appear in the term 1 exam to be aware of the OMR Papers. School teachers are also required to have a good knowledge of this. 

However, this is the festive season where most of the students are busy preparing for the festivals, but it is their responsibility to not hinder their term 1 board exam preparation. Therefore, in this article, we have explained the use of OMR sheets, their features, and disclosed much information in a bit of detail. 

Disclosed Information of OMR Sheet

  1. CBSE has shared a sample of the OMR sheet along with the official notice for term 1 exam.
  2. In the term 1 exam Candidates will receive a pre-filled OMR Sheet in which their details such as name, Father’s Name, School Code, etc will be mentioned.
  3. Candidates are required to write a question paper code at the right-hand corner of the OMR sheet.
  4. There will be a self declaration section where candidates must write ‘I confirm that all particulars given are correct.’ and sign the sheet accordingly.
  5. In order to fill the OMR Sheet only Blue/Black pens are allowed.
  6. The use of the pencil to fill the OMR sheet is strictly prohibited and candidates must be aware of it.

CBSE Term 1 Exam Sample OMR Sheet

Following are the Important Features of OMR

  1. There is space for 60 questions to be answered in the OMR Sheet irrespective of the total number of questions given in the question papers of any subject. Candidates will use the maximum number of circles as per the given total number of questions to answer. It should be serial-wise only.
  2. Answers given after the maximum number of questions will not be considered and it will not be evaluated. This means, the changes in the serial numbers are not allowed, for instance, if some question papers carry 45 questions and the candidate answers this question by writing 45 by changing question number 46 to OMR, then it will not be used to evaluate.
  3. For answering each question, 4 circles i.e. (a), (b), (c) & (d) are given in a row for each number of questions. Candidates should answer the question once they are sure about the correctness of the answer, in order to give an answer they need to darken the circle for the respective option.
  4. After 4 circles are over, a box is given in the same row to allow students to write the correct option to answer.
  5. After the box, again a circle is given in front of the box which has the question number mentioned. This circle should be darkened if the candidate has not attempted a question of that given question number.
  6. Candidates are strongly advised to first mark the response by darkening the circle. After being completely satisfied with their answer they should write the answer in a box. The purpose of giving the box is only if any candidate wants to change their answer later. If it is so then they can write their answer in the box.
  7. It is mandatory to answer in both a circle and a box 
  8. The answer given by candidates in the box will be treated as final for the evaluation.
  9. If the box is left empty and the answer is marked in the circle, then it will be presumed that the question has not been attempted by the candidate.
  10. In case If the answer is written in the box and the circle is left blank, then it will be presumed that the question has been attempted by the candidate.
  11. If all three sections i.e., 4 circles, box, and last circle are left blank, then the question will be considered as not attempted by the candidates.

It is suggested to the students to prepare well for the exam and completely avoid the mindset to cheat. Because CBSE will use Advanced data analytics to ensure fairness in CBSE administered examinations

For the board exam preparation, students can refer to the below-given table to get study materials for free of cost.

CBSE Class 10th and 12th Free Study Materials
CBSE Class 10 Term 1 Date Sheet CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Date Sheet
CBSE Class 10th Term 1 Study Materials CBSE Class 12th Term 1 Study Materials
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