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Cbse Releases Details On Open Book Exam For Std Xi

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released details regarding its open book exam for std XI. The details have been released for Geography, Biology and Economics for the open text-based assessment (OTBA) which will account for 10 marks.The annual exam in these subjects will be conducted by the schools as per the past practice. The question papers will be set by the teachers as per the syllabus and question paper design prescribed by CBSE. The question papers in these subjects will have an OTBA section of 10 marks based on one of the open text materials supplied by the Board. The questions for the OTBA section will be supplied by the CBSE through Integrated Test Management System (ITMS) in the months of February/March 2014. With the inclusion of OTBA section of 10 marks the weightage of marks assigned to various units of these subjects will be proportionately reduced.TOI was the first to report in July 2012 that CBSE was planning to introduce the open book concept. The board officially announced it a year later. OTBA will be conducted only for std IX and XI as part of the final exams in March. For std IX the OTBA material has been released for all main subjects such as English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.OTBA is applicable only to std IX and XI. For std XI the text material is for Geography, Economics and Biology. OTBA will be applicable only to these subjects this year. The question paper in each main subject will have a separate section of 10 marks for OTBA. The OTBA section will comprise of text material accompanied by two or three questions based on that text. The questions based on the text will be of HOTS requiring students to apply to the situations given in the article/ report/ case study and draw inferences/conclusions from. The questions based on the text will be open ended, extrapolative, inferential and look at personal response justifying a point of view.TOI had reported earlier that CBSE has decided to give 30 minutes extra to students for the OTBA. These questions will be in addition to the original number of questions as per last year's pattern, hence the central board decided to allow an extra half-hour to students.

 

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