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CBSE to test Students’ Problem Solving Skills

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a compulsory Problem Solving Assessment Test to ignite students thinking level. The test will have questions from both quantitative & qualitative reasoning skills.
Starting this academic year, the CBSE will hold a compulsory Problem Solving Assessment (CBSE-PSA) to encourage students to start thinking, instead of just borrowing ideas. It will assess students in quantitative and qualitative reasoning and language conventions.
Though the assessment will not be based on a particular syllabus, there are broad guidelines on how the questions will be framed. Questions in the quantitative reasoning section will test students in areas related to mathematics, science and technology; while in qualitative reasoning students will be tested in humanities, arts and social sciences.


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