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CBSE implementing Problem Solving Assessment in Classes IX, XI

Problem Solving

It is a widely acknowledged fact that research and analytical skills, ability to apply basic concepts of different subjects, solve application based problems in Mathematics and Science, comprehend and analyse written text and effective communication are the skills which ensure success in Higher Studies and Professional areas. These dimensions of 21st Century life skills will greatly assist learners in acquiring higher order thinking skills such as Problem Solving and Decision Making.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to initiate “Problem Solving Assessment” (CBSE- PSA) for students of Classes IX and XI from the second term of session 2012-13.

The PSA is not a new test but it will replace the already existing pen-paper test in the FA. The only difference will be that PSA will be conducted by the Board in the respective schools and the evaluation will be done by the Board. The exam will be conducted on the same day and the question paper will be provided by the Board. This 90-minute test will have nothing from the textbooks. It will comprise of questions from mathematics and an English passage from old essays or contemporary fiction.

Registration for this Assessment will be done separately by the Board and detailed circular will be issued before the start of the second term i.e. September 2012.

  • Abhiijeet Tyagi

    It is very good idea to do this

  • harsh

    good idea but plz do not conduct FA-4

  • mohan

    experimenting on this year batch they would get sick of this

  • utsav

    time waste!!!

  • venai

    waste of time

  • apple

    i don’t’ no y the teachers r troubling the students like this i will tell sure that this is the batch who will suffer a lot

  • Mohd.Hashim

    this is very exciting ideassss

    • Mohd.Hashim

      this is very exciting ideassss

  • Ranjan Kumar

    It is really good for our coming future and it make us aware about our study.

  • ann

    problem creating assessment


    student like a test tube

  • deep

    my dis test is ….tommorrow…..feeling damnn hellllllllllllllllllllllll

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  • bhy

    Will this exam be conducted for class 10th(2013-14) also?

    • Neeraj


  • vaibhav

    is there any fees for psa for 11