CBSE to Conduct Optional Proficiency Test for Class X in April 2014

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct a Proficiency Test for Class X students from 14-18 April 2014.

Created On: Dec 5, 2013 14:48 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct a Proficiency Test for Class X students from 14-18 April 2014. Optional in nature, this test has been designed for students who are going to appear in CBSE Class X Board Exams next year in March.

The CBSE’s circular regarding Proficiency Test says, “The broad objectives of the optional proficiency test include 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.
Since this Proficiency Test is optional in nature, only those students who wish to take this test willingly may appear

The willing schools are required to submit the related information to the Board through online filling up of the registration form available on CBSE website

Procedure for online submission of List of candidates is available on the CBSE website. The last date for submitting the online information is 31 December 2013.
Applications for the exam can be submitted till the end of December.

Test Schedule





14 April 2014



15 April 2014



16 April 2014



17 April 2014

Social Science


18 April 2014



To check out CBSE’s official circular regarding the Proficiency Test, click on the link given below:

Conduct of Optional Proficiency Test 2014 for Class-X

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