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Problem Solving Assessment 11th Class

The CBSE has declared a test for class XI students i.e. Problem Solving Assessment Test (PSA Test) to be held on 16 February 2013, designed to judge the “skills”. There is no specific syllabus for the test and has been prescribed for Class XI students studying in CBSE schools. It will be mandatory for all students of class XI.

The features of the Problem Solving Assessment will be as follows:

1.This test will carry 90 marks. There will be 60 questions of MCQ type from different sections.

2. There is no specific syllabus for PSA. It will cover the following areas:-

(A) Quantitative Reasoning {Includes reasoning from Humanities, Art & Social Sciences}

(B) Qualitative Reasoning {Reasoning of Mathematics & Science}

(C) Language Conventions {Different Aspects of written Communication like grammar & Vocabulary}

3. The question paper will inclusive facet of 21st century skills like Creative Thinking, Judgment Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving skills and Communication skills that leads to success at secondary stage.

4. The assessment in language will contain items that will assess grammar, usage, Vocabulary in context and passage-completion.

5. The items in PSA will be structured in such a way so as to ameliorate the routine and supreme order thinking skills. This will also result in improving scores within the core school subjects.

6. All Questions will be provided in English & Hindi.

7. The class XI students will get a certificate on the "Problem Solving Assessment".

8. There will be no isolated time tables or periods for teaching or practice of PSA in schools.

9. The examination shall be conducted in the school.

10. Candidates shall appear against their Registration No. issued earlier.

Circular of CBSE PSA Class XI

PSA Sample Question Paper Class-XI

PSA Sample Questions Paper Class-XI

PSA Exam Answer Sheet Format

      Problem Solving Assessment Test-Format:

Test Context Domain/ Item Type

No of Items 

Sub-Total 

Qualitative Reasoning :

1. Stand alone MCQs 
2. Passage based MCQ Set #1 
3. Passage based MCQ Set #2 


6
6
6



18

Quantitative Reasoning :

1. Stand alone MCQs
2. Passage based MCQs Set #1
3. Passage based MCQs Set #2



10
4
4



18

Language Conventions :

1. Grammar & Usage MCQs
2. Vocabulary  in Context based MCQs
3. Passage completion based MCQs



8
8
8



24

      Test Detail:

Test

Duration

Timing

Date

Question Detail

Maximum Marks

PSA Class XI

2 Hours

10:00 to 12:00

16th Feb 2012

60 MCQ

90

 


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