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PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT (PSA) FOR CLASS IX Exam Pattern

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PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT (PSA) FOR CLASS IX 2013-14

PSA examination consists of ONE papers and duration of exam will be 120 min. There will be 60 items of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and carry 60 marks.

 

Test Context Domain/ Item Type

No of Items

Sub-Total

Qualitative Reasoning :

  • Stand alone MCQs
  • Passage based MCQ Set -1
  • Passage based MCQ Set -2

6
6
6

18

Quantitative Reasoning :

  • Stand alone MCQs
  • Passage based MCQs Set -1
  • Passage based MCQs Set -2

10
4
4

18

Language Conventions :

  • Grammar & Usage MCQs
  • Vocabulary in Context based MCQs
  • Passage completion based MCQs

8
8
8

24

The items will incorporate aspects of 21st Century Skills (Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Communication) that lead to success at Secondary Stage. They would be assessing student’s ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assessing student’s prior subject matter knowledge.

The items in Problem Solving Assessment’ will be designed in such a way so as to improve the generic and higher order thinking skills. This will also result in improving scores within the core school subjects.

The Question Paper containing OMR Answer Sheet shall be supplied by the Board.