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CBSE FA-4 Replaced by Problem Solving

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CBSE FA-4 Replaced by Problem Solving Assessment (CBSE-PSA), CBSE will take 90 marks Problem Solving Assessment in January-February 2013 for class 9 and class 11 students. This will replace school based forth formative assessment (FA-4).

CBSE FA-4 Replaced


The FA-4 carries 10% marks (10 marks out of 100) and PSA will carry 90 marks. It means students will have to sit in this 90 Marks (60 questions) paper that will be conducted by the Board (not by the school) but the weightage for this test will be rounded off to 10% (10 marks) only)

In simpler form, work hard for 90 marks but you will get only 10 marks if you score 100% in this exam.

Is it making the study stressful or joyful. In our opinion CBSE is creating so many complications and confusions. CCE is not really joyful as claimed by CBSE. The exam system is being made so complicated that schools and parents will need to hire a consultant to understand what is CCE and what to study in particular month.

Please write your comments about the modifications in CBSE exam pattern every now and then. 


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84 thoughts on “CBSE FA-4 Replaced by Problem Solving”

  1. cbse should stop confusing the teachers, the students and the parents besides itself as far as assessment of students is concerned !! It seems to be a classic case of “Too many cooks spoil the broth”.Mr Sibal please dont force your ambitious projects down everybody’s throat.

  2. exactly CBSE itself don’t know how to deal with the curiculum. CCE has been made to increase the litracy rate of INDIA by the politicians.Principals of the private schools are below the criteria level instead CBSE is keeping BLIND allowing them to pocket huge salary where the genuine person suffers.   

  3. this types of examinations are making the students afraid of exams and there is a bound of stress on there mind so,i would like to assign that the previous system of taking exams should be replaced,so that students could compete……etc…

  4. this is the worst type of pattern going on i.e – cce pattern and Mr. kappil sibbal,for your own big big dreams,you are spoiling the life of next generation……so its better to change the pattern…

  5. its good that they kept problem solving method where student can use his mind instead of mugging up but i feel that this pattern which we are following is good but it should be constant if it changes every year how can the students adjust.

  6. Cce pattern is the worst pattern in the world -Mr Kapil Sibbal !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . There should be annul system. Plz stop this system and save the children who are killing themself on the name of study ina cbse(cce pattern) school.

  7. I live in a city where almost 90% of the students do their 11th and 12th via correspondence. So naturally they do not give their half yearly exams. I want to know how would CBSE allot these students marks for their assessments and is there any benefit of going to school or will it be better to do it via correspondence and get marks without doing any projects or giving internals!
    Please DO HELP as soon as possible! I would be highly grateful.

  8. i am also puzzled with cce only projects and many other activities but no studies . teachers warn students i will cut your marks and ” marks to main hee dungi” bechare bacchhe

  9. CCE: Cleanly Confusing Education…. nothing else…. It has increased workload absolutely an eyewash in the name of Education…

  10. It is good only if it is implemented in its true sense…. Just think about the schools located in villages… Its just eye washing…

  11. As a teacher I would never recommend school based exam for class X. Earler pattern of exam was much better than CCE pattern. The system is just collapsing in class XI as students are not evaluated correctly in class X and they have forgotten to work hard.

  12. psa is much better than FA –
    – It mainly tests aptitude logic and language
    – It replaces marks of 4 subjects in FA -4 of both ninth and tenth
    Dear Friends, everything has its pros and cons.

  13. The CCE system in my opinion is helpful for the students.although there are large number of activities to be done but if we glance at the syllabus than we will realise it’s importance especially for class 10th students.Earlier the students had to prepare the full book for final exams but now the syllabus has been bifurcated to reduce the burden and that’s the one and the only advantage of CCE.

  14. Now, the time is to change to Mr Kapil Sibbal. Everything will be better. Because he is playing with us and enjoying. He don’t know about the studies he is spoiling the future and career of our children. He is doing hit and try. But students are confused what to do and how to do the study.

  15. cce is good for those who can’t clear exam in 1 go ………………………..but it is horroble for brilliant students as work load increases…………………..

  16. i request cbse to reduce the complications and lessen the stress of the students!!!it is hard for us to cope up in every subject and to rush for marks …plz think over it !

  17. cce pattern is good for confidenceless students. It helps the students to grows their confidence and loss their fair.

  18. We the students r facing a lot of problem for new cce system…it’s going out our capacity….we want someting better and easier….

  19. So you mean that we students have to understand rather than byheart maths!
    thats very good! 😀
    The thing is where do we get this PSA sums/ practice from?
    Suggest me some books so that i can buy and use them!

    Mail me at : [email protected]

  20. well its so complicated that I just only study and get marks for that and that I can’t even make a strategy for my tests. So,so,so,so,….. complicated.

  21. its a little good… but for poor children in studies is really bad bcoz they hardly pass in exams so how can they pass in this exams..
    on more thing is that plz supply some sample books for this exam so that we can prepare better.. 🙂

  22. cbse has worsened d education system by every day launching new projects thinkink that they r making the studies interesting but the true part is that it is just making complications n harder for student to study these days……….

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  24. CCE bekaar hai ………..

    bechaare students ko kitna homework milne laga hai . har week koi na koi FA hota hai . roz roz internet ke liye cyber cafe jana parta hai … plz plz cce hata do …CCE bakwaas hai ….. plz REMOVE CCE…. THIS IS MY HUMBLE REQUEST ….PLZ REMOVE CCE……… 🙁

  25. can someone suggest me a book for this “psa” as i’ll have to practice so as to at least know its pattern

    this is really bad

    more over,insted of our fa4,we will have 2 boring activities and 1mcq

  26. this new scheme of c.b.s.e is not so good in view because this examination contains no syllabus . that is why students are totally confused in it and now today c.b.s.e is making study more coplicated

  27. agar ham ya exam da kar fail ho jata h to hama next class ma nahi jana diya jaya ga please ap fir sa board laaiya ya fir isa cancil kar di jia ya fir syllabus da di jia

  28. CCE Ko hatao
    students ko itna stress………., har mahine project, assignment. Log kahte hai ki isse marking acchi ho gayi hai lekin marking aur kathin ho gayi hai. KAPIL SIBBAL JI pls kind to students. Isse bacche padhai se zyada project pe dhyan de rahe hai, parents bhi pareshan ho rahe hai, pls daya karo……..

  29. CBSE is changing its exam system day by day. Students are so confused .
    So if any change in exam system it must be declare at least before 6 months.

  30. Each month CBSE is doing new experiment with the education system.Excessive experimentation is very harmful for India.CCE has spoiled the environment of education from India.

  31. CBSE introduced this PSA system and it will replace FA-4 with it. But the question is that it will of 90 marks of all subjects. How this one part of mark will be replaced to all subjects as English/Hindi, Math, Science, Social Science ? Whether all subjects will get same mark or there will be a division of it to replace all subject’s mark.

  32. oh my god..it is realy difficult for students specially 9th…….. i dont know what these people want to do with us..our life is very much complicated now…we all are just to sit in our study table,we the students of class 9th dont have the time even to go out of the house,,,i wonder about those children who dont have the sufficient money to take tutions will not be able to manage this……….

  33. we students are not only born to give that tough exams,god has send us here to enjoy,,,not to take all the tentions..i know why cbse is changing this systems day by day,,this is because those tutors are requesting cbse to make are exams as difficult as they can so that students would be having no other choice to take coachings from them……WE WANT KNOWLEDGE NOT TENTION…PLSS THINK ABOUT US AND SAVE US

  34. why the hell is cbse making this complicated write a test for 90 marks it happily reduces to 10 marks. it was better before all the cce was intorduced

  35. Actually cce is good for semester system, but it spoils the idea of learning. now it is done without any interest, only for marks, cbse knows how exactly to make even 9th leave alone 10th, miserable.

  36. I like the complications made by CBSE because it is, according to me, just so interesting. Even though it confuses us a lot but once we understand it thoroughly then we do not feel like studies are boring. So I just hope that whatever CBSE introduces further, it would just help the students to develop their interactive and problem solving skills for their own benefit.

  37. I fully agree with you arya because I too feel that we are being informed about the new patterns very very late and therefore we become so stressed that we don’t understand what to study next so its better if CBSE informs us a bit more earlier.

  38. no ayush its not like what you think.. I agree that we are stressed with these CCE patterns but what if we think from the other side??.. isn’t it a benefit from a positive point of view? I can explain more clearly but you should also make some effort of understanding

  39. I agree too…it was BETTER before introducing ‘CCE’ pattern….to higher secondary students…we thought that even HALF of the MARKS would be graded for PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS…now we want to concentrate on STUDIES or PROJECTS??….You Tell….

  40. In simpler form, work hard for 90 marks but you will get only 10 marks if you score 100% in this exam. what this mean???

  41. In simpler form, work hard for 90 marks but you will get only 10 marks if you score 100% in this exam. whats this mean??

  42. I think it`s gr8……..

    It may be confusing but it will surely help in gaining xperience for future high level tests……..

    I gave the test just 13 hrs ago and it wasn`t that complicated…….

    In my suggestion for every FA there should be one PSA…..

    It`s exciting….. ignoring the fact that we have to study extra hard for this that doesn`t even fruit up…..

  43. Somewhere PSA is what CBSE is trying to reduce the marks the schools used totgive a student. Now schools have only 30% marks in their hand. Indications of justice for many truly studious students but injustice to schools as well as many dependant students. If you have the thing crack PSA.

  44. kapil sibal himself has completed 10th or 12th is doubtful how he wil know the system ofeducation worse is in 9th and 10th neither the principal nor the teachers know what to teach this system is to mint money bcz if 10th is school exam many reputed schools wil make money in 11th admission 12th if students fail population less plus benefits for tutorial to earn money obviously back hand incharge will be big shots of ourpoliticians unless indians turns like syria or egypt or kuwait we cant do anything tom one more sibals son wil come he wil say no exam in 12th but i wil keep one sep exam whoever passes can go for college this era is going to go unless something happens better one earthquake or tsunami comes whole of us can go peacefully me a 12th student who is in live or die situation as per my result

  45. i agree with u first of all teachers are not able to do cce pattern so school can easily escape blaming students more suicides are expected soon

  46. will the marks of psa given in clas 11 be added to the boards of clas 12 ???? and will the marks be added in all subjects ?????? please help and tell !!

  47. on large scale corruption have started due to implement of CCE.I want to say many things…………………………………………………………………….

  48. i agree that cbse is not at all joyful but stressful.recently i gave sa1 papers and most questions were of high difficulty level.I want to ask if you people have to make such papers then you must change the textbook,because it doesnot match the level of questions cbse asks .You people say its not right to use reference books but we have no option left.And i dont know why you have started burdening students with projects,asl,otba,psa,if we are doing all thes then plz tell when should we study.I am a student and totally blame cbse for my stress and depression

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