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CBSE to implement Pre-Announced Test (PAT) in Std X, XII

The CBSE has decided to introduce the ‘open book exam’ concept for its board exams (Std X, XII) from academic session 2013-14. It won’t literally be an open book exam. It will be called the ‘Pre-Announced Test’ (PAT) and will be applicable for all Std X subjects and some major ones of Std XII.

Four months before the exam, students will be made aware of the test they will appear for. They will test students’ analytical power. A formal announcement will be made in December.

PAT functions like the Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) system that some education boards, including Maharashtra, are implementing. In the SSC exam, an out-of-syllabus passage is given to students and they are asked questions that cannot be answered word-for-word just by looking at the matter. For example, if the passage has a line saying, ‘Rajesh goes to school everyday and learns about animals, new countries and math formulae’, the question would be ‘Why does Rajesh go to school?’ The expected answer would be “Rajesh goes to school to increase his knowledge about the world around him.”

Under PAT, the same passage would be taught to students four months before the exam. The student will be expected to analyze various relevant questions that could be asked. On the day of the CBSE exam, PAT will not produce the passage, but there will be questions based on it. via toi


  • anushka

    is it really gonna work in india? lets check it out!!!!

  • i thnk its a great idea .i am waiting for the same

  • laksh

    its frm dis yea>?

  • ajitha

    great idea. any certifycate for d high achievers?

  • Thaseema A S

    Its really hard that the first batch facing this pattern will have no idea about the exam They could have been informed about this much earlier Its hard to accept when there are fewer months left for the exam and students have already prepared under the old scheme

  • gazal

    Good,it will really develop their cognitive skills.

  • utkarsh

    its a gr8 profit for us

  • Sneha

    here we goo again…….first cce den dis….i wonder wats next..

  • mohit

    gud like it

  • haider

    it is benifited for weak student

  • anny

    d only way to brng d best from the crowd… i appreciate..

  • thats great……

  • rohit


  • its not the good idea..

  • Pratyush Gupta

    aage aage dekho hota hai kaya


    hai give me question paaper for sample

  • Shubham Printe

    mail me 10th sample papers
    [email protected]

  • ums

    who said its benefit for weak student still more difficult since in the name of value based many general qns are asked so school effort becomes less only student’s extensive reading w/o outside support has to perform indepth knowledge wil be expected of a chapter total wreckage of students life since after passing 12th if he wants to go for comp exams due lack of subject knowledge after passing thr this system one can go for marketing job or set up shop fit for that

  • tgt

    When and how will this exam be conducted?

  • lekshmanan

    who are the major 12th students and whether pat will be implemented from 2013-2014 for 12th