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CBSE Makes Changes in Dates for conduct of Optional Proficiency Test for Class X

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the dates for conduct of Optional Proficiency Test for class X for academic Session 2013-14.

Mar 5, 2014 17:37 IST
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the dates for conduct of Optional Proficiency Test for class X for academic Session 2013-14.

The Board has taken this decision of changing the dates for conduct of Optional Proficiency Test on receiving a number of requests informing that important regional festivals are celebrated on two of these days in some parts of the country and one of these days is a National holiday.

Now, following all such requests as well as the schedule of other activities of schools, the CBSE has rescheduled the conduct of Optional Proficiency Test for class X. The news dates are as follow:

Day

Date

Subject

Monday

21 April 2014

English

Tuesday

22 April 2014

Mathematics

Wednesday

23 April 2014

Science

Thursday

24 April 2014

Social Science

Friday

25 April 2014

Hindi

The main objectives of the board behind this optional proficiency test are benchmarking of skills and higher mental abilities of students, providing motivation to students for academic excellence in the respective subjects, providing feedback to schools on levels of learning of their students and setting goals, priorities and targets in their future educational plans.

The proficiency test has been designed for all the five main subjects of Class X viz. English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Hindi. There will be a separate test in every subject and one test will be held on a single day. It will be a paper-pen test to be conducted on the same day across all the registered schools in the country.

Each question paper will carry multiple choice questions of total 100 marks and the time duration to complete them will be 2.5 hours. There will be negative marking for wrong answers; therefore students are advised to attempt only those questions which they are confident on.

The test will be based on classes IX-X syllabus in the subject prescribed by CBSE. The questions included in the question paper will be of varying difficulty level.

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