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HBCSE to develop the CBSE Proficiency Test Papers

The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) will submit pilot papers of the proficiency tests for Maths and Science to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a week.

This is a month after the CBSE announced in September that it will conduct an optional proficiency test for students of standard X in five subjects — English, Hindi, Science, Maths and Social Science.

“The HBCSE was entrusted with the task of developing the test for Maths and Science. We will submit it within a week to the CBSE. Subsequently, the CBSE will conduct the test with approximately 1,000 students,” said an official from the HBCSE. Based on the feedback, the HBCSE will develop the final test papers by January 2011.

The test, which will be held in May-June 2011 for two-and-a-half-hours, will not include any direct recall, information-based or memory-based questions.