CBSE PSA 2015 for Class 9 & 11 Student

Written By Sarah Parker on Friday, 26 September 2014 | 05:08

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct PSA Exam for class-9 and class-11 in all schools on 20th November, 2014 (Thursday) from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. A separate Problem Solving Assessment will be held for all Winter Closing Schools on November 20, 2014 (Thursdayy) for the academic session 2014-15.

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Salient features of this test will be as follows:
  • It will be compulsory for all students of classes IX and XI.
  • It will comprise of 60 items of MCQ type and will carry 60 marks.
  • The examination will be held from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon.
  • There is no specific syllabus for this test. It will assess life skills related to the following elements:
  • Language conventions
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • The items will incorporate assessment of 21st Century skills such as Creative Thinking, Decision-making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Communication skills that lead to greater success at higher education as well as real life situations. These items will be assessing students’ ability to process, interpret and use information rather than merely assessing students’ prior subject knowledge.
  • The assessment in language will contain items that will assess grammar, usage, vocabulary in context and passage-completion.
  • The items will be prepared in Hindi as well as English.
  • PSA score will be counted towards FA4 which is 10% of total assessments for class-IX. 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.
  • All those students of classes X and XII (who appeared in PSA while studying in classes IX and XI during the previous session) who wish to improve in PSA may be allowed to do so. Related information may be indicated clearly at the time of submission of the List of Candidates for 2015 annual examination.
  • There will be no separate registration for appearing in PSA.

Class 9th Sample Question papers

Class 11th Sample Question papers


  1. Would PSA in any effect +2 board Marks ??????????

  2. I can't asses to the 9th class question paper It shows error message like this "Your current account ( does not have access to view this page." please solve my problem

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