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.