Ministry of Human Resource Development 13-March, 2013
Open Book Examination
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proposes to Introduce an open book examination in class 9th and 10th from March, 2014. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha today, Minister of state for HRD, Dr. Shashi Tharoor said the system will be used in Summative Assessment II and a component of the assessment will be based on text material supplied to the students in advance. He said the Open Book Examination would be implemented in the form of Open Case study -based approach in classes eleventh and twelfth The Question Paper will have a separate section named Case Study Section which will have a set of questions based on the case studies related to the subject. The CBSE would bring out guidance material for students and parents to solve their queries and to help them in preparing for the examination. The teachers would also be trained using multiple modes. Instead of increasing pressure on students, an examination that does not require rote memorization is likely to reduce the current levels of pressure on them, said the minister in a written reply.
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