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CBSE to usher in modified open-book test for boards
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:30:51 pm »
 In what could be the biggest change made to the country’s education
system, CBSE has decided to introduce the ‘open-book exam’ concept for
its board exams (class X, XII) from academic session 2013-14.
    CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi told TOI the new system would test a “higher order thinking skills of students rather than reliance on a rote-based methodology”.
 it won’t literally be an open-book exam. It will be called the
‘Pre-Announced Test’ (PAT) and will be applicable for all class X
subjects and some major ones of class XII,” he said.
    Explaining PAT’s features,
 Joshi said, “Students will be made aware of the test four months before
 the exam, but questions will not be simple and straightforward. They
will test students’ analytical powers.”
    A formal announcement with details of the new system is expected to be made in December this year. The HRD
 ministry had initiated the process and a reforms committee was
constituted to look into the concept. Sources in the board said Joshi
was heading the committee and its brief was to improve the education
system to make it more “student-friendly”.
    The committee tweaked
 the open-book concept followed in some western countries to make it
more relevant and acceptable here.
    “We were apprehensive about
the reaction from other state boards if books are allowed inside exam
halls,” said a board official. He was referring to Maharashtra which had
 created a fuss over CBSE’s school-evaluated board exam for class X
students and refused them admission in state colleges.
 book exam does not mean students will be allowed to carry textbooks
into the exam hall. They will merely be told of the topics
on which they will be tested
4 months in advance
 will be more analytical in nature than they are now; rote-learning
won’t help and guidebook publishers will not be able to cope with the
4-month period CBSE to drop hints 4 mths before boards
 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to tweak
the open-book followed in the West with a ‘Pre-Announced Test’ (PAT)
that will be applicable for all Std X subjects and some major ones of
Std XII.
    PAT functions like the Higher Order Thinking Skills
(HOTS) system that some education boards, including Maharashtra, are
implementing. In the SSC exam, an out-of-syllabus passage is given to
students and they are asked questions that cannot be answered
word-for-word just by looking at the matter.
 example, if the passage has a line saying, ‘Rajesh goes to school
everyday and learns about animals, countries and math formulae’, the
question would be ‘Why does Rajesh go to school?’ The expected answer
would be “Rajesh goes to school to increase his knowledge about the
world around him.”
    Under PAT, the same passage would be taught
to students four months before the exam. The student will be expected to
 analyze various relevant questions that could be asked. On the day of
the exam, PAT will not produce the passage, but there will be questions
based on it.
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CBSE to usher in modified open-book test for boards
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 09:08:15 pm »
Thanks for sharing this useful information with all students who are studying in CBSE. They can now easily know by this post about all the changes which has been done by CBSE board.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 10:11:49 pm »
BAD example of rajesh

it will increase in subjective marking

one person may interpret something other may interpret something else

in my opinion a class 10 student should not be  subjected to a question that is like that


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