CBSE Open Text-Based Assessment OTBA

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CBSE Board conducts Open Text-based Assessment for classes IX and XI, to incorporate analytical and theoretical skills.

i) Open Text based Assessment (OTBA) for Class IX (SA-II) is conducted in all the main subjects Hindi, English, Mathematics Science, Social Science.

ii) For Class XI it is held in Economics, Biology and Geography (annual exams)

The schools are supplied with open text material before the commencement of class IX Summative Assessment II and class XI annual exams.

Textual material is in the form of articles / a case study, / a story, /problem/situation based on the concepts taught in the unit assigned in the curriculum for the OTBA question to the students during second term (class IX) and during the session (Class XI).

A total weightage of 10 marks has been assigned in all the main subjects (Class IX) and Economics, Biology, Geography in Class XI and may also include Value Based Questions.

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