markers must ensure that the marking of scripts is clear, intelligible and that
nothing is left in doubt, no errors have occurred in marking – e.g. errors in adding
marks, failure to mark a question or a part of it – and no errors have occurred
in the inputting of marks.
in RED (first marking); moderation (Second marking) is to be carried out in
evidence that every page has been marked.
an answer begins on one page and continues on the next page but there is no
reason to give a mark there, the marker is to leave a mark (as agreed with the chairperson)
to evidence that the page has been seen.
out and initial any blank pages.
the candidate’s script is marked ‘absent’, the same shall be registered in the
scoresheet too. The names of the absentees must be indexed and informed to the
chairperson for the registration of makeup cases.
chairperson is to instruct the markers on the use of ticks and any other codes
to indicate that the script has been assessed. The first marker can highlight
the errors found in the work of the candidate for assessment criteria, guided
by the chairperson.
there is an evidence of examination malpractice or cheating report found
attached with the script, the examiner shall follow the guidance of the
chairperson or the control committee. The reported script attached with the
evidence shall be forwarded to the control committee for the further scrutiny
and action if required.
marks are to be awarded for crossed out work.
case of illegible script, or the candidate writing in pencil or ink that is not
black or blue, the marker should inform the chairperson immediately. The
chairperson shall liaise with the control committee for a further decision.
questions should be awarded a mark on the right-hand side of the script. Marks
awarded for writing skill should only be registered in the score sheet provided
with the envelope.
work of each candidate must be assessed and marked by more than one person. If
a higher disparity is found with the allocation of marks awarded by the first
marker and the second marker, the third marker who will be the chairperson,
must use his/ her discretion to finalise the score.
the scripts and forms attached with the envelope must be returned to the
control committee after the evaluation under the supervision of the