RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – ROHINI
CONDUCT OF PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT (PSA) FOR CLASSES IX AND XI FOR THE
With the objectives of assessing
students abilities to analyse given life situations, to comprehend and
interpret written text and other essential higher order thinking skills, the
Problem Solving Assessment Examination, conducted by the CBSE for the Academic
Year 2013-14 will be held on the 10th January for classes IX &
It will be compulsory for all students of classes IX
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 noon.
There is no specific syllabus for this test. It will
assess life skills related to the following elements.
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
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 will be allowed to do so.
There will be no separate registration for appearing