Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) was introduced by CBSE for students of IXth and XIth standard in March, 2014 examination with an aim to bring in a new learning process that emphasizes on teaching the theoretical concepts practically that will help in better understanding of the concepts and topics. Questions asked in the OTBA question paper are aimed at testing the Higher Order Thinking Skills of students, encouraging them to adopt an unconventional approach to solve the problems. The OTBA helps to analyze the extent to which the students have been able to grasp the concept. It evaluates the students' ability to think and apply the concepts to given problems and reach the suitable conclusion/solution to that problem.OTBA takes place only in Summative Assessment II. Every year CBSE provides the textual matter for the OTBA exams before commencing of the Assessment in all its affiliated schools.
Text material for OTBA Class 11 Biology 2017 is released by CBSE board and is available for download. OTBA 2017 material is very important CBSE Class 11Biology 2017 exam.
Class 11 Biology question paper of the year end examination to be held in the March 2017 will have a section on Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA). The weightage of this section will be 10 marks.
In order to help teacher and students, CBSE has released text material for OTBA class 11 Biology.
Inside text material for OTBA Class 11 Biology 2017, there are two themes.
Theme – 1 is Long Live Humanity & Theme 2: 'Learn to live well'.
The flow of content in the themes is given below:
The given themes in the material for OTBA Class 11 Biology 2017 are unique and very interesting.