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Class XI OTBA Details Released By CBSE


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released details related to Open Text-Based Assessment (OTBA) which is to be held for Class XI students. The details are out for the open book examination subjects - Geography, Biology and Economics. The OTBA will account 10 marks.

The Final examinations that occur annually in these subjects are to be held same as the previous year pattern. The question papers are to be framed by teachers in their respective subjects as per the prescribed CBSE syllabus and question paper format set by CBSE.

OTBA section of extra 10 marks will be included in the regular question paper only. The extra OTBA section is to be attempted by using the open text materials provided by the Board.

The OTBA questions will be supplied by the CBSE in February/March 2014, by means of Integrated Test Management System (ITMS).
OTBA is to held only for Class IX and XI, to be conducted in School’s final exams that held in March. For all main subjects as English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science of class IX, the OTBA study material has been released.

While, For Class XI the OTBA study material is released for subjects - Geography, Economics and Biology only, these are the only subjects OTBA is to be conducted in class XI.

The OTBA will have question to be answered from the provided texts only. The questions would be on the basis of article/ report/ case study and students might need to draw inferences/conclusions from the provided text material.

The question would be open ended, extrapolative, inferential, based on justifying a viewpoint.
CBSE will offer 30 minutes extra to students to attempt OTBA.

Related Searches Central Board of Secondary Education,  CBSE,  Open Text-Based Assessment,  OTBA
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12 Comment

abhilipsa mohanty,

i m upset of this site nothing is there in this site


very nice.Please send informations immediately through email.


very informative news . please do release sample papers of all subjects for class 9

pratibha parihar,

plz send all details about OTBA ,sample papers of economics of OTBA with solutions and detailed discription about OTBA

taran kaur,

plz send history sample question paper of 11 cbse ....

Afifa Alam,

CBSE should provide elongated answers of the sample questions in OTBA material.

Afifa Alam,

good, but can elaborate the provided information.

farida sridhar,

Pls send sampl questions for 11 bio otba


please provide us answers for the questions so that we can get a hint to prepare


plzzzzzzzzzzzzz provide me some questions of biology


send obta of xi georaphy pqp34


cbse site does not specifies if economics paper is for 90 marks total including otba ,then what are 10 marks (left) meant for.

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