Friday, 3 August 2012

CBSE Class 9 and Class 11 to have PSA test from SA-II onwards

CBSE has asked CBSE affiliated schools to conduct a MCQ based exam called Problem Solving Assessment (CBSE-PSA) for class IX and XI from second term (SA-2) w.e.f. from January-Feburary 2013.
Later the test will be conducted for class X also.

Its score will be added in FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX and class XI students will get a certificate. 



1. The test will be compulsory for all students of Classes IX and carry 90 marks. There will be 60 items of MCQ type.

2. For class 9 and 11,  the assesment will be based on the following:
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Language Conventions
3. The Assessment will contain items that will assess written expression, including grammar and usage, vocabulary in context and passage-completion.

For more details and sample question, you may download the circular from the following links from CBSE website.

PSA Circular (Class IX)

PSA Circular (Class XI)