The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the last date for registration to its Proficiency Test 2014, which the board is going to conduct for Class X students from 14-18 April 2014. Now, the CBSE Class X students can register for the Proficiency Test 2014 till 31 January 2014.
Earlier, the last date was 31 December 2013, but on receiving many requests from various stakeholders, i.e., schools/institution/students and parents for extending the last date of registration for Proficiency Test 2014, the CBSE decided to do so.
The Proficiency Test is optional in nature. Students who are willing to take this test may apply.
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.