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CBSE Problem Solving Assessment: Question Paper Format

This article will highlight the question paper format for the PSA Class 9 & 11.

Nov 21, 2014 15:25 IST
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The question paper pattern is same for Class 9 and Class 11. The whole question paper can be divided into three sections as below:

  • Section: A Language Conventions (24 questions)
  • Section: B Qualitative reasoning (18 questions)
  • Section: C Quantitative reasoning (18 questions)

These sections can be divided into three sub-sections in each case as below:

(1) Language Conventions: (24 Marks)

  • Grammar and usages (8 marks): questions based on grammar and usages in Hindi or English
  • Vocabulary in context (8 marks): questions based on meaning, synonyms, antonyms, spellings etc.
  • Passage completion (8 marks): fill gap with the most suitable word in the passage.

(2) Qualitative Reasoning: (18 Marks)

  • Stand-alone MCQs (6 questions): questions on assessing generic thinking skills like coding, decoding, patterns, grouping, sequencing etc.
  • Passage based MCQs (12 questions): There will be two passages for 6 marks each to engage students in higher order thinking skills.

(3) Quantitative Reasoning (18 Marks)

  • Stand-alone MCQs (10 questions): questions on basic mathematical concepts and practices.
  • Passage based MCQs (8 questions): There will be two passages for 4 marks each. The passages will be based on advances of science and technology and other areas of interest.

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