In Telangana, where the State Board of Technical Education and Training (SBTET) is considering the first-of-its-kind usage of an AI-based system for evaluating diploma candidates’ answer scripts, artificial intelligence will soon be used to judge their intelligence.
The new method will use artificial intelligence to correlate terms in the answer script with the answer key, allowing for computer-based grading. The computer recognises right answers and assigns grades based on the key.
“For every question paper, the Board prepares the answer key for evaluation. After the exams, the answer scripts are scanned and stored in the server. Using the answer key and AI, the answer scripts will be evaluated. Given the dearth of regular teachers, this new system could come in handy for the Board,” officials said.
The Board is also looking into topics such as handwriting, how to approach mathematical difficulties and answers, and engineering drawings that may arise during AI-based evaluation.
Officials said, “These issues were reviewed during meetings, and we are looking into ways to resolve them.” For starters, the planned system, which is still in the design stages, is likely to take shape and go into effect shortly for at least a few subjects.
The Board now uses an on-screen evaluation mechanism to evaluate diploma students’ answer scripts each semester. After the tests are completed, the students’ answer scripts are scanned and saved in a server as part of this evaluation system. Teachers can analyse response scripts on the computer and issue marks using a user ID and password. Answer scripts were manually examined in universities or evaluation camps prior to the introduction of onscreen evaluation.
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