CBSE has issued the best answer sheets for the class 12 board examinations held in 2013. These are the actual answer sheets hand written by the students who appeared in the CBSE class 12 board examinations. CBSE has issued these answer sheets for the benefit of students appearing in the upcoming examination so that they can refer to the answer sheets and understand the quality of answers which is expected from the students. Students who have appeared in the board examination and who plan to appear in the examination should download the answer sheets and should compare them with their own set of answers (practice tests).
CBSE has issued the best answer sheets for the class 10 board examinations held in 2013. These are the actual answer sheets hand written by the students who appeared in the CBSE class 10 board examinations. CBSE has issued these answer sheets for the benefit of students appearing in the upcoming examination so that they can refer to the answer sheets and understand the quality of answers which is expected from the students. Students who have appeared in the board examination and who plan to appear in the examination should download the answer sheets and should compare them with their own set of answers (practice tests).
For the benefit of CBE class 12 students, CBSE board has issued the board examination question papers for March 2013 board examinations. Students are advised to refer to the question papers of previous years to prepare for the upcoming board examinations. Understanding the past trend of board examination is very important to understand the pattern of the exmination question papers which can lead to good/ better marks in CBSE board examinations.
Please refer to the link below for the question papers -
CBSE has made available the question papers of the board examinations held in March 2013. Most of the CBSE students might be already having these papers but still the board has issued them again for the benefit of students in class 10 who have to appear for the examinations in year 2014. Its recommended that the students refer to the previous year question papers while preparing for the board examinations. Refer to the links below for the question papers
A Proficiency Test measures an individual’s abilities and skills in a domain or subject to know how well he/she has learned, understood and internalised the related concepts and principles. Such a test in language e.g. may assess a student’s skills in reading, writing or vocabulary. Similarly a test in Science may focus on assessing students’ abilities to apply concepts and principles to analyse a given situation, solve a given problem and conduct practical work efficiently. A test in Mathematics may similarly assess problem solving abilities and skills of mathematical thinking, mathematical reasoning and procedural techniques followed by students. Thus, the proposed Proficiency Test will mainly focus on assessing students’ abilities and skills to apply knowledge and understanding of any subject to new and unfamiliar everyday life situations.
In continuation with the circulars cited above, the following may please be noted with regard to Open
Text-based Assessment (OTBA) in the subjects of Geography, Economics and Biology of Class XI:
1. The Annual Examination in these subjects of Class XI will be conducted by the schools as per the past practice.
2. The Question papers will be developed by the teachers as per the syllabus and question paper design prescribed by the Board.
3. The Question papers in these subjects will have an OTBA section of 10 marks based on one of the open text materials supplied by the Board.
4. The questions for the OTBA section will be supplied by the CBSE through Integrated Test Management System (ITMS) in the months of February/March 2014.
All the aspiring candidates of JEE (Main)-2014 are informed that the condition of five (05) subjects in the class 12th/qualifying examination as mentioned in the para 2.9.3 of the Information Bulletin, is not applicable to the candidates who have passed class 12th/qualifying examination in 2012 or 2013 with four subjects. These candidates, if appearing for improvement in all the four subjects in 2014, will also be considered eligible.
However, the candidates who are appearing in the class 12th/qualifying examination in 2014, must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2014.
As you are aware that the First Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for students of Class IX and Class XI for Summer Bound schools was conducted on 16th February, 2013 for academic session 2012-13, with the objectives of assessing students’ abilities to analyse given life situations, to comprehend and interpret written text and other essential higher order thinking skills.
You are requested to refer to point-8 and point-9 of the Circular No. Acad-40/2012 dated 01.08.2012 which are as follows:
Point-8: The `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX. This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. This score will be reflected in one Language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science w.e.f the session 2012-13 for Class IX and 2013–14 for Class X. The same score will be reflected in FA-4 for class IX and Class X.
NCFE- ‘National Financial Literacy Test’ for the students of Classes VIII, IX and X
National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Mumbai, invites all school students from classes VIII to X to participate in the National Financial Literacy Test (NFLT) being conducted on 12th January 2014.
National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) has been identified as the nodal agency for the implementation of the NSFE. In this regard, NISM has set up National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE) with the support of all the financial sector regulators in India: Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and Forward Markets Commission (FMC), to further the cause of financial literacy and inclusion in India in a collaborative manner.
The Year 2013 is the "Year of the Crossword" as in this year crossword puzzles have become 100 years old.
A crossword can appear inviting and yet daunting to many of us. Many of us even though fully equipped to face the challenge of solving cryptic crosswords, turn away longingly, not daring to pull out pens to crack the code.
Crossword puzzles help learners improve their reasoning, spelling and word attack skills and make an interesting and effective educational tool. The teachers and learners also benefit a great deal by using them in the teaching-learning process. They help to enhance vocabulary, strengthen word recall and memory, stimulate problem solving skills, and improve focus and attention.
Keeping in mind all the above mentioned benefits, the Board has decided to collaborate with Sudha Dairy in organizing All – India Inter-School Crossword Championship for the first time ever for the students of Class VIII-XII.