PSA was introduced by CBSE in 2012 – 13 with the aim of assessing life skills of students. This year it will be conducted on 20th of November (Thursday). PSA is not subject based and is not even based on a particular course or syllabus.All the questions are objective and have multiple choice options. There are three parts which the questions are framed from:
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Qualitative Reasoning
- Language Conventions
PSA assessment is taken into consideration FA-4 which means that it adds 10% to the overall assessment of Class IX. The assessment is also carried forward to FA-4 in Class X. The score is reflected in Mathematics, Social Science, Science and one language (Hindi or English).
Few important points regarding PSA 2014 – 15 are:
- It is compulsory for all Class IX students.
- It will comprise of 60 items of MCQ type and will carry 60 marks.
- The test will start from 10:00 am and will continue till 12:00 pm
- The assessment in English or Hindi include items to test grammar, usage, vocabulary in context and passage completion.
- The question paper will be bilingual.
- Students studying in Class X & XII in the current session (who appeared for PSA while studying in Class IX & XI during the previous session) who wish to improve in PSA are allowed to do so.
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This article has been written by Arindam Lahiri, Chief Academic Officer of Studymate.