PSA IX/XI

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About PSA

It is a widely acknowledged fact that research and analytical skills, ability to apply basic concepts of different subjects, solve application based problems in Mathematics and Science, comprehend and analyze written text and effective communication are the skills which ensure success in Higher Studies and Professional areas. These dimensions of 21st Century life skills will greatly assist learners in acquiring higher order thinking skills such as Problem Solving and Decision Making.
It is in this connection that the CBSE has  initiated a `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) for students of Classes IX and XI from the second term of this session 2012-13.

The features of the ‘Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) are: -

1. It will be compulsory for all students of Classes IX and carry 90 marks. There will be 60 items of MCQ type.

2. It will assess the following areas:-

  • Quantitative Reasoning (found in mathematics, science and technology)
  • Qualitative Reasoning (found in humanities, arts and social sciences)
  • Language Conventions

There is no specific syllabus for Problem Solving Assessment (CBSE-PSA).

3. The items will incorporate aspects of 21 Century Skills (Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Communication) that leads to success at Secondary Stage. They should be able to assess student’s ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assess student’s prior subject matter knowledge.

4. The Assessment will contain items that will assess written expression, including grammar and usage, vocabulary in context and passage-completion.

5. The test items will be so designed that they will also help in improving scores within the core school subjects as the Problem Solving Assessment test items are designed to improve  generic and higher order thinking skills.

6. The items will be able to assess students ability. The test items will be so designed that they will also help in improving scores within the core school subjects as the Problem Solving Assessment test items are designed to improve the generic skills.


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PSA exams

PSA exam is conducted by the board on one day for class IX and XI. Last exam carried 60 questions which had to be solved over 90 minutes. The number of questions from each area were 24 ,18,18 for Language conventions, Qualitative reasoning and Quantitativ reasoning respectively.


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Our Programs

We have two PSA programs  for each class - Class IX and Class XI. 

 

PSA -Comprehensive- IX

 

PSA-Comprehensive- XI

 

PSA- Institutional IX - The details of this program can be requested by any school wanting to enroll its students for the program.

 

PSA - Institutional XI-The details of this program can be requested by any school wanting to enroll its students for the program.


The details of the above programs can be found on the online store link of our website.


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