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Details of CBSE PSA Test For Class IX and XI

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Details of CBSE PSA Test For Class 9 and 11The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released details on it mandatory Problem Solving Assessment Test (PSA Test) to be held on 14 February 2013, aimed to assess the ‘life skills’. The test will not have any specific syllabus and has been prescribed for Class IX and Class XI students studying in CBSE schools.

However, the PSA Test will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX. This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. This score will be reflected in one Language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science w.e.f the session 2012-2013 for Class IX and 2013 – 14 for Class X. The same score will be reflected in FA-4 for class IX and Class X.

The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class X, as they can sit for the test with Class IX students of the Session 2013-2014 in January – February 2014. The best scores will be reflected in the final certificate in case of those applying for improvement.

The PSA Test will focus on three areas – quantitative reasoning, qualitative reasoning and language conventions. Quantitative reasoning will include reasoning seen in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences subjects. Qualitiative reasoning will include reasoning seen in mathematics and science. Language conventions will include different aspects of written communication (e.g. grammar, vocabulary etc.)

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