Problem Solving Assessment PSA Class 9

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Sample Question Paper


Time Allowed: Two hours Maximum Marks: 90

This Test Booklet contains 21 pages. Do not open this Test Booklet until you are asked to do so.

Important Instructions:

01. The Answer Sheet is inside this Test Booklet. When you are directed to open the Test Booklet, take out the Answer Sheet and fill in the particulars on Side-1 and Side-2 carefully with blue/black ball point pen only.

02. The Test Booklet Code for this Test Booklet is A1. The Candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet.

03. The Test Booklet contains 60 questions divided into three sections A, B and C. A candidate is required to attempt all the three sections. There are 24 questions in section A, 18 Questions in section B and 18 questions in section C.

Section A : Language Conventions ( Question Nos 1 to 24)

To be attempted either from English Language or from Hindi Language

Section B : Qualitative Reasoning ( Questions 25 to 42)

Section C : Quantitative Reasoning ( Questions 43 to 60)

04. All the three sections contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Some of these questions are passage based MCQs whereas others are stand alone MCQs. Each of these questions has four options out of which only ONE option is correct. A candidate has to select the correct option and fill the corresponding number in the Answer Sheet against the question.

05. Each Question carries 1 ½ marks. For each correct response, the candidate will get 1 ½ marks. There is no negative marking for any of the questions and unattempted question earns no mark.

06. The candidates should not leave the Examination Hall without handing over their Answer Sheet to the Invigilator on duty and sign the Attendance Sheet. Cases where a candidate has not signed the Attendance Sheet or the Answer Sheet not handed over to the Invigilator shall be dealt as an Unfair means case.

07. On completion of the test, the candidates MUST HAND OVER THE ANSWER SHEET TO THE INVIGILATOR in the room/hall. The candidates are allowed to take away this Test Booklet with them.

08. Use blue/ black ball point pen only for writing particulars on this page and writing or marking responses on Answer Sheet.

09. The candidates should ensure that the answer sheet is not folded or damaged. Do not make any stray marks on the answer sheet.

10. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per Rules and Regulations of the Board


Conduct of Examinations for Class IX and Class XI has been revised and shall be as under :

1. The Examination Date and Duration have been changed. The Examination shall now be held on

16th February,2013 (Saturday) from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon in all schools except the schools

falling in Winter Bound areas.

2. The sample question paper of Problem Solving Assessment for classes IX and XI and sample OMR

sheet is available on CBSE website under Academic Section.

3. The examination shall be conducted in the school.

4. Candidates shall appear against their Registration No. issued earlier.

5. After the completion of the test, the candidates will hand over the answer sheet to the invigilator in

the room/hall. They can take away the textbooket with them.

6. The following shall be supplied by the Board :

 The Question Paper containing OMR Answer Sheet

 List of Candidates registered for Class IX and Class XI for academic session 2012-13

 Attendance Sheets

 Absentee Performa

7. At the end of examination, school shall send the following in separate sealed cover for class IX and

Class XI to the Regional Officer :

 OMR Answer Sheets

 Absentee Performa

 Attendance Sheets

8. Proper care may be taken in packing of the answer sheets so that these do not get damaged in the

process of transaction.

Refer to attached file for Class 9 PSA Question Paper

Click on the text For more study material for Class IX please click here - Class IX

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