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Microsoft creates security solution to prevent CBSE paper leaks

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 August 2018, 18:26 IST

There have been many issues regarding paper leaks. Half of the nation were ma at the Government for not creating a proper system.

From past years, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is under criticism because of the following leak of class 10 mathematics examination paper and class 12 economics examination paper.

This has forged a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to prevent such leaks in the future.

The paper leaks triggered outrage among students and parents. This set the CBSE board, which has 20,299 schools in the country, in action, paving the way for the partnership with tech giant Microsoft which developed an encrypted security solution for digital question papers for the board within a period of three months.

"We have developed for CBSE an innovative solution which makes question papers leak-proof until 30 minutes prior to the start of the examinations," Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India (R&D) and Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, told IANS in a telephonic interaction.

"But if the question papers get leaked after they are allowed to download (just half an hour before the start of the exam) due to some bad actors, the system allows easy traceability as question paper for each centre are watermarked," Bhansali said.

Currently, the Tech giant claimed that the product passed the test when they ran its pilot mode.

It was a part of their collaboration, CBSE and Microsoft successfully executed in July the first ever pilot of the digital question paper generation and delivery process at 487 centres for compartment examinations for class 10.

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First published: 13 August 2018, 18:26 IST