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Proficiency Test for Class X

Main Features of Optional Proficiency Test

  • The test is optional for students.
  • The test is for the students who passed Class X in March.
  • The test will be held in June 2011.
  • The test will be based on new CCE pattern.
  • The test is for students who get motivated by Examinations.
  • No additional fees for the test is charged.
  • The test will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Students would have the option to take test in just one subject or more subjects.
  • The result will declare the students’ percentile instead of percentages.

The Board had desired the schools to submit on-line information about subject wise number of students who would be appearing in the proposed test to be conducted in the year 2011. The last date for submission of online information was kept as 31st October, 2010.

Keeping in view the interest expressed by schools, the last date for registration and submission of List of Candidates (LOC) for Class-X Proficiency Test has now been extended till 31st January, 2011.

The following shall be the mode of submission of List of Candidates (LOC) for Class-X Proficiency Test, schedule and fee to be paid:

  • Mode of submission of List of Candidates : On-line through
  • Availability of URL for submission of LOC to CBSE : 21st December, 2010 to 31st January, 2011

Fee to be paid by student for appearing in the Test:

  • One subject                    Rs. 300/- (Three hundred)
  • Two subject                    Rs. 400/- (Four hundred)
  • Three subjects                Rs. 500/- (Five hundred)
  • Four or Five subjects  Rs. 600/- (Six hundred)

It is clarified that all schools, including those schools who had registered earlier, are required to submit the List of Candidates (LOC) for those candidates who are willing to appear in the Proficiency Test.

Requisite Fee for Proficiency Test shall be paid in the form of Demand draft made in favour of the Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE drawn on any Nationalised Bank payable at Delhi.

Final List with candidate’s signature along with Demand draft and duly filled and signed Certificate of Principal should reach the Director (Academic), Shiksha Sadan, 17-Rouse Avenue, Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110002 by 7th Feb., 2011.

Procedure for online submission of details of List of Candidates (LOC) for Proficiency Test:


Activities for List of Candidates (LOC)

Nature of Activity





Printing of List of Candidates registered from the school for Class X
for session 2010-11



Submission of Candidates Details For Proficiency Test



Check list Printing of List of Candidates (LOC) For Proficiency Test



Correction of Candidates Details, if any



Finalization of Data (Pl make all corrections before finalization)



Submission of Fee Details For Proficiency Test



Printing of Final List of Candidates (LOC) For Proficiency Test



Submission of List of Candidates (LOC) along with Fee


Students who want to assess themselves after giving the ‘Final Summative Assessment’ in school can appear for an on-demand proficiency test which is conducted online. For students who are studying in secondary schools (till Class X), the CBSE Board will conduct a separate ‘external examination’. It is to be noted that the ‘online proficiency test’ should not be confused with the ‘external examination’.

The objectives of the CBSE board got further stretched, when merged with the ‘Delhi Board of Secondary Education’; hence all the educational institutions which would fall under the recognitions of the Delhi Board have also become a part of CBSE. The CBSE is dynamically creating histories through its educational reforms in the country.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was reconstituted in the year 1962 with major objectives of serving the educational institutions, more effectively and solely responsible for the education needs of those students, whose parents are working in the central government and have frequently transferrable jobs. After its objective is been extended, it started introducing new educational schemes and it is establishing many educational reforms, recently, such as Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). According to CCE system, the 10th standard students would not be facing board examinations (public examinations), instead they would be examined and evaluated internally on daily basis; this system is been implemented in the 9th and 10th academic standards. Such amendments would definitely enhance the educational standards and student’s learning style. The most important fact that the 10th students would be having opportunities to study leisurely, rather stressing them down for the board exams is amazing. Another such reform activity is the ‘Proficiency Test’. This test would be conducted at the end of the 10th standard with an objective to test the student’s intense knowledge in a particular subject. Moreover, this test is optional and the students, who are willing to appear for the test, must pay around Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 separately. This system is likely to get amended from next year onwards. The major significant features of this test are described as follows:

  • This test would be conducted on five major subjects of the academics, such as, English; Hindi; Mathematics; Science; and Social Science.
  • The subjects are also optional, i.e. the students may appear on one, or more exams; even all the 5 exams, depending on their interests.
  • The questions are of multiple choice types, conducted for duration of about two and a half hours; 100 mark each.
  • The questions would have been taken from the 9th and 10th standard syllabus.
  • The students, who are appearing for the test, will be awarded certificates by the CBSE, through its joint collaboration with the concerned educational institutions, indicating the percentile mark.
  • The objective of this test is to analyze the students’ skills in a specific subject; to measure their depth of knowledge in that subject; to test their abilities of understanding the concepts and principles of the syllabus and capabilities of implementing the same in practice, etc. Hence, it doesn’t involve any memory based questions, similar to the final board examination question papers of the 10th standard (the previous existed system).
  • The question paper consists of negative markings for the wrong answers and the number of questions may differ from each question paper.
  • The test is conducted to assess the skills of the students, such as, observational capabilities; implementation strategies; analyzing abilities; interpreting and evaluating skills, etc.

The fact that the proficiency test is optional and those students, who are willing to take the test, are welcomed is awe-inspiring. Thus, the change is been implemented casually; it’s not been forced on the students. This would automatically induce interest into the students’ minds; they themselves would come forward to take up the test. According to my perception, this is the right method of implementing awesome changes in the educational system.


Proficiency Test in Science

The CBSE Proficiency Test in Science aims to test higher level competencies in the subject which include

  • Knowledge of the facts/laws/concepts/principles of the subject and appreciation of their inter-relationship
  • Ability to apply the above knowledge to understand relevant daily life situations
  • Ability to apply the above knowledge to new and unfamiliar situations
  • Ability to solve problems requiring the application of the above knowledge
  • Ability to interpret numerical data, graphs, etc.
  • Aability to understand experimental and measurement aspects of Science.


Proficiency Test in Mathematics

The CBSE Proficiency Test in Mathematics aims to test higher level competencies in the subject which include

  • Knowledge of concepts/principles and techniques of mathematics
  • Ability to solve problems requiring the application and interconnection of the above knowledge
  • Ability to apply the above knowledge to analyse relevant daily life situations and draw appropriate inferences
  • Ability to solve problems requiring numerical data-interpretation, graphical interpretation, etc.
  • Ability to reason mathematically.


Proficiency Test Sample Papers

1. Mathematics Sample Paper (Proficiency Test)
2. Science Sample Paper (Proficiency Test) has launched MCQ Practice papers for class 10 Science. These questions are designed to practice CBSE Proficiency Test.  All 16 Chapters from Term-1 and Term-2 are included in this test series. There are total 45 Multiple Choice Questions from each Chapter and these are divided equally in three difficulty levels. Thus each chapter has three levels and each level has 15 questions. Thus more than 720 multiple choice questions (MCQs) are given in this pack

On every correct response, you will get 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect response. You can review your answers at the end of the test. The result will be displayed instantly on your computer screen.

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  • Hi Vasundhara, CBSE Proficiency Test is totally different test. It is not part of Class 10 examination. The marks or grades of proficiency test will not be included in class 10 CCE report card.

    Syllabus of class 9 and class 10 both is included in class 10 proficiency test.

  • hi,
     i hav givn my name for writin 3 proficiency tsts,namely eng,sci n math. i had d same doudt as vasundharanow its ok , but will this test help us in selectin groups in 11th?in wat ways is this useful?

  • But what is the actual dates for this proficiency test held by cbse for classX ?Please tell me as fast as possible. I have to book a ticket in the 3rd month of april. Thankyou !!!!!!!!!!!

  • if v dn’t score well in SA2 bt v hv scored well in proficiency so will it b helpful fr us to tk d stream of our choice ?

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