According to a senior ministry official, CBSE is going to issue a circular for strict compliance of the entry timing and the centre supervisors will be accountable for its strict implementation.
The Board, which pilot-tested double encrypted question papers during the compartmental exams from July 16 to 25, is also analysing the prospect of scaling it up. Thirty-two centres in Delhi had received the papers and passwords 30 minutes before the Class X compartmental exam on July 16. The centre superintendents opened the papers with the unique passwords, printed one copy and made requisite photocopies for the candidates. After its successful run, on July 20, CBSE used the method for Hindi A and B papers at 211 centres across the country and seven centres abroad.
CBSE is likely to introduce the same in the main exam in March 2019, "but at a lower scale", said a ministry source. At present, the plan is to introduce encrypted papers for subjects, such as vocational ones, with comparatively less number of centres, he said.