What is PSA (Problem Solving Assessment)

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Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) is a special test designed by CBSE for students in class-9 and class-11 aims to infuse generic and higher order thinking skills among the school students. The test of Problem Solving Assessment is designed to assess and improve skills like creative thinking, decision-making, critical thinking and communication abilities that lead to success in real life situations.

The PSA test items aim to access student’s ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assessing their prior subject matter knowledge. It is an effort to take the students out of bookish knowledge and make them able to handle real life challenges.

The PSA test will assess the following areas ;

  • Language convection skills (English or Hindi)
  • Qualitative reasoning skills
  • Qualitative reasoning skills

We will discuss these skills in our next article. Subscribe our free newsletter given below and like us on FaceBook to get latest updates in your mailbox.


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