CBSE: PSA 2014: 18 January

In May 2013 vide their circular Acad-35/2013 CBSE announced conduct of Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for classes IX and XI for the academic session 2013-14.

And in August 2013 vide their circular Acad-52/2013 CBSE confirmed the date of Conduct of PSA as 18, January 2014 (Saturday).

CBSE has issued following information regarding PSA:
  1. It will be compulsory for all students of classes IX and XI.
  2. It will comprise of 60 items of MCQ type and will carry 60 marks.
  3. The examination will be held from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon.
  4. There is no specific syllabus for this test. It will assess life skills related to the following elements: Language conventions, Qualitative Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
  5. The items will incorporate assessment of 21st Century skills such as Creative Thinking, Decision making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Communication skills that lead to greater success at higher education as well as real life situations. These items will be assessing students’ ability to process, interpret and use information rather than merely assessing students’ prior subject knowledge
  6. The assessment in language will contain items that will assess grammar, usage, vocabulary in context and passage-completion.
  7. The items will be prepared in Hindi as well as English.
  8. PSA score will be counted towards FA4 which is 10% of total assessments for class IX. This score will be reflected equally in one language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science. Class-XI students will be issued a separate certificate for the same.
  9. All those students of classes X and XII (who appeared in PSA while studying in classes IX and XI during the previous session) who wish to improve in PSA may be allowed to do so.
  10. There will be no separate registration for appearing in PSA.
Downloads regarding PSA (hosted on CBSE website)

Sample Question Papers: Class IX | Class XI
Problem Solving Assessment Question Paper 2013: Class IX | Class XI

For any help on PSA, feel free to comment below.

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