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CBSE finds 'foolproof' technological solution to plug paper leaks in future
In order to counter the paper leaks in future, the CBSE has come out with a technological solution in the form of examination centre-based printing of 'encrypted question papers' to make its examination system 'leak-proof', reports media.

The instructions have been sent to the schools working as exam centres to get the system installed and get well versed with its operational procedure. Those who cannot get it installed have been asked to hire the system during the examination days. The schools have been asked to ensure the availability a safe and secure room for installation of computers and printers and ensuring high-speed internet connection on their premises.

This would require all the invigilators and supervisors to report a few hours before the examination to download the question paper and have it printed in their presence.

However, already, the trial run of the new system has reportedly shown many glitches.

Many well meaning educators are of the opinion that often technological solutions to human problems do not work well and it has been found that when technology fails, it fails badly to turn you helpless and hopeless.

Besides, the exam centres are not the only places from where question paper leakage can occur. There are multiple sources of leakage. Anyway, the news is good for market forces selling smart technology and a challenge for the 'cheating professionals' to get even smarter.

In the domains of material production and the sales of goods, modern technology has been found to be effective and efficient. In other words, when technology is designed and mobilized to solve the problems of commoditised material world, it is successful. Many instances have proved that when it comes to solving the problems related to the human nature, technology has an in-built way of not delivering which results into serious consequences and newer problems, I feel.

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