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PSA Exam Pattern

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Problem Solving Assessment for CBSE class 9 and 10

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PSA Exam Pattern

  1. 1. `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE- PSA) • Central Board of Secondary Education • Class IX and Class XI
  2. 2. • No specific syllabus for `Problem Solving Assessment’ • PSA will assess the following areas:- 1. Quantitative Reasoning 2. Qualitative Reasoning 3. Language Conventions
  3. 3. • aspects of 21st Century Skills • Creative Thinking • Decision Making • Critical Thinking • Problem Solving and Communication
  4. 4. • The `Problem Solving Assessment’ will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX.
  5. 5. • This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. • option to improve their PSA Score in Class X • The students will get a certificate on the `Problem Solving Assessment
  6. 6. • compulsory for all students enrolled in the school in Class IX and Class XI for academic session 2012-13 • no separate time tables or periods for teaching or practice of PSA in schools
  7. 7. • The examination shall be held on 14thFeb., 2013 (Thursday) from 10.00 AM to 11.30 AM • 60 items of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and carry 90 marks • The examination shall be conducted in the school
  8. 8. Test design • 60 items of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and carry 90 marks
  9. 9. PSA blueprint • Quantitative Reasoning (18 marks) • Stand alone MCQs : 6 items : 6 marks • Passage based MCQs : 2 passages : 2(6 items) = 12, 12 marks
  10. 10. • Qualitative Reasoning (18 marks) • Stand alone MCQs : 10 items : 10 marks • Passage based MCQs : : 2 passages : 2(4 items)=8 marks
  11. 11. Language Conventions (18 marks) • Grammar & Usage MCQs : 8 items : 8 marks • Vocabulary in Context based MCQs : 8 items : 8 marks • Passage comprehension : 8 items : 8 marks
  12. 12. The following shall be supplied by the Board : • The Question Paper containing OMR Answer Sheet • List of Candidates registered for Class IX and Class XI for academic session 2012-13 • Attendance Sheets • Absentee Performa
  13. 13. At the end of examination, school shall send the following in sealed cover to the Regional Officer : • OMR Answer Sheets • Absentee Performa • Attendance Sheets
  14. 14. Jnana Prabodhini W.N. Dandekar Teacher Training Center 514,Sadashiv Peth, Pune 30

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