Problem Solving Assessment

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) directs Problem Solving Assessment (CBSE- PSA) for students of Classes IX and XI. This student problem-solving ability test assess skills of verbal communication, analytical reasoning, critical & creative thinking, decision making and other generic skills.

Features of CBSE PSA:-

b) This problem solving test consists of 60 MCQ of 60 marks
c) The test assesses life skills related to the following three domains: Language conventions, qualitative reasoning and quantitative reasoning.
d) The items included in the test aim to assess students’ ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assessing their prior subject matter knowledge.
e) CBSE PSA 2014 in English or Hindi shall include questions to test grammar, usage, vocabulary in context and passage completion.
f) The question paper will be billingual.
g) PSA score will be counted towards FA4 which is 10% of total assessments for class-IX.
h) This score will be reflected equally in one language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and
Social Science. Class-XI students will be issued a separate certificate for the same.