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Material for Open Book Exam Released by CBSE

04-OCT-2013

All the formalities for conducting the Open Book Exam in CBSE affiliated schools across the nation have now been done. The CBSE has released on Tuesday the text and pictorial material from which the question paper for the Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) will be prepared.
The OTBA will be held only for classes IX and XI as part of the final exams in March. For class IX, the OTBA material has been prepared and uploaded for all the main subjects such as English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science, and that for the class XI is available for subjects like Geography, Economics and Biology. This year, the OTBA will be applicable only to these subjects.
The OTBA students will be given text material in advance, and later, while giving the test, they will be allowed to refer to it. However, the CBSE has ensured that OTBA's format does not adulterate the process of conducting an exam.
As revealed by the Board's chairman Vineet Joshi, the OTBA will include questions of higher order thinking skills (HOTS), and some of which would be subjective, creative and open-ended. He further added that the text material will be related to some selected concepts taken from the syllabi. The material given to students may have content in the form of an article, a case study, a diagram, a concept/mind map, a picture or a cartoon, and problem/situation based on the concepts being taught during second term.
To accommodate OTBA scores in the main subject marks, the Board has reworked the marks distribution process. According to new marks distribution scheme, the question papers in main subjects at Summative Assessment (SA)-II will be of 90 marks based on prescribed syllabus and question paper design. For example, in English, the paper will be of 70 marks + 20 marks, for assessment of speaking and listening skills. The remaining 10 marks in question paper of each main subject will separately be dedicated to OTBA.
The OTBA section will consists of text material accompanied by two or three questions based on the text, and those questions will be of HOTS seeking students to apply to the situations given in the article/ report/ case study, and draw out inferences/conclusions from the same. The OTBA questions will be open-ended, extrapolative, and inferential, and seek students’ personal responses to justify a point of view.
After releasing the OTBA content, the academic director of CBSE, Sadhana Parashar, wrote to schools that the concerned teachers are expected to read, discuss and analyze the material. She further urged them to keep their focus regarding OTBA content on to understand its objectives and outcomes.

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Vivek Gupta,

Our school has not supplied the OTBA materials so what shall I refer to in the exams.

harsh amrit,

thank u cbse..this test will improve the efficiency and thinking skill

Asfia Khan,

in my view OTBA is initiative xam........

anantjain,

study material

ANN SOYAR,

NOT SATISFIED.NEED SOMEMORE....

abhijeet godara,

it is very simple question

diksha,

nice

Tushar,

Study material

aarushi sharma,

please provide sample paper on my id

Aman miglani,

i want to stunedy onli

ramya rangi,

It is very nice

ramya rangi,

it is a nice idea i like it

ASHWINI PAYADI,

I WANT SAMPLE PAPERS OF OTBA OF CLASS 11. PLZ PROVIDE IT

ABHAY CHAUHAN,

I WANT TO GET ANSWER ON MY EMAIL ID.. THANKS A LOT.

UMANG SAH,

IT SOUNDS INTERESTING

nidhi,

nice

jasleen kaur ,

i want obt of hindi course- b bt this is a story of......... so i want obt of hindi class 9th obt

dakshita,

please,tell me from where i can get question sample paper to download

Gauri Shivalika,

how i can open & download marterial psa & otba material

sanchi,

from where can i get open book text exam material for class 9 plzzzzz tell me if u get it so that i can download it and can study a bit for this........................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

prasath,

good. very useful.

shivangi,

how i can donload obta material of class 9

vijay,

how i can dawnload obta materials of class 9

ashok,

please let me know where will i find the material for open text material for french subject of class 9. its urgent..............................

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