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 for Class 9 English for summative assessment – 2, 2017 has been released by CBSE board. Students can download the text material for OTBA class 9 English in PDF format.
About text material for OTBA Class 9, 2017
Approximately 20 % questions in final examinations of specific subjects of CBSE class 9 and class 11 are asked from case studies or text materials provided to students, few months before exams.
In order to help teacher and students, CBSE releases text material for Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes 9 & 11. Recently CBSE has released text material for OTBA 2017.
Inside text material for OTBA class 9 English 2017:
Inside text material for OTBA class 9 English 2017, there are two themes.
Theme – 1 is Nurturing Compassionate Citizens and Theme – 2 is Prepare & Prevent Don't Repair & Repent.
Both themes start with some brief points describing learning objectives of themes followed by note for teachers and student. Afterward, text material for the theme is provided and then questions based on them are asked. Last but not the least, value points for answers of questions are also given with which one can understand what must be included in answers to get maximum marks.