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Open text based assessment for class IX, XII says CBSE

October 9, 2013, 2:17 pm


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently introduced the Open Text-Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes IX and XI. The examinations will be held in February and March for the current session.

Most schools have found the material challenging enough to introduce it without changing the entire teaching methodology. Others have admitted that teachers requires intensive training before they teach the material to students.

The circular released by the CBSE says that schools have to prepare question paper out of the material provided by the CBSE. The material has been released for all main subjects-English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social science for class IX and Geography, Economics and Biology for class XI.

While class XI will be evaluated on these three topics, class IX students have English, Hindi, mathematics, science and social science subjects to prepare for.

These topics will test the studentsí knowledge about various relevant current issues.

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