CBSE News > Clarification on use of PSA marks for FA4 in Class IX and Class X

Clarification on use of PSA marks for FA4 in Class IX and Class X

CBSE

The first Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2012-13 was conducted on 16-02-2013 for students of Class IX (who are now in Class X).
The second Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2013-14 was conducted on 18-01-2014 which also included (optional) improvement in PSA by students currently in Class X.

Based on the various queries received from principals across the country, the board has decided to clarify the following for use of PSA marks in FA4 in one language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science.

  1. Please take the PSA score of the candidate in Class IX [either subject wise for relevant subjects sent in the first mail on 21.03.2013 or average (shown in the last column) of the second mail sent on 01.05.2013 for each subject]. Award the same in FA4 in Class IX and Class X in one language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science.
  2. In case any student has opted for improvement of PSA in class X, between the Score what he scored during PSA of class IX in 2012-13 and the average score of his improvement sent by mail on 11.03.2014, whichever is higher should be taken for the individual subjects.

Example:

SNo

Academic

Session

Class

Score obtained in Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) out of 10 Score to be reflected towards FA4 in both Class IX and Class X
LanguageConvention

(English

/Hindi)

QualitativeReasoning

(Social

Science)

QuantitativeReasoning

(Mathematics

/Science)

Average Score

1

2012-13

IX

5.8

4.4

6.7

5.7

2013-14

X

Not appeared for Improvement of PSA

Best PSA Score

5.7

Language 5.8 Math 6.7 Science 6.7 Social 4.4 Science OR Language 5.7 Math 5.7 Science 5.7 Social 5.7 Science

2

2012-13

IX

7.9 | 7.8 | 8.9

8.2

2013-14

X

Appeared for Improvement of PSA

8.2

Best PSA Score

8.2

(Scores are equal)

Language 7.9 Math 8.9 Science 8.9 Social 7.8 Science OR Language 8.2 Math 8.2 Science 8.2 Social 8.2 Science

3

2012-13

IX

7.8 | 10.0 | 5.0

7.6

2013-14

X

Appeared for Improvement of PSA

8.4

Best PSA Score

8.4

(Best out of two)

Language 7.8 Math 5.0 Science 5.0 Social 10.0 Science OR Language 8.4 Math 8.4 Science 8.4 Social 8.4 Science

4

2012-13

IX

9.2 | 5.6 | 9.4

8.2

2013-14

X

Appeared for Improvement of PSA

7.5

Best PSA Score

8.2

(Best out of two)

Language 9.2 Math 9.4 Science 9.4 Social 5.6 Science OR Language 8.2 Math 8.2 Science 8.2 Social 8.2 Science

5

2012-13

IX

Not appeared for PSA

2013-14

X

Appeared for PSA

6.7

Best PSA Score

6.7

Language 6.7 Math 6.7 Science 6.7 Social 6.7 Science

Last date for Uploading of assessment data for Class IX Term-H has been extended to 31st March 2014