CBSE OTBA for Class 9
It will be applicable to all the main subjects.
This will be a part of Summative Assessment II to be held in March, 2014.
These Schools will be supplied with textual material in few months before the commencement of Summative Assessment II.
A textual material may be in the form of an article, a case study, a diagram, a concept/ mind map, a picture or a cartoon, problem/situation based on the concepts taught to be students during second term.
It will be to the extent of 15-20 percent in all the main subjects and may also include the Value Based Questions
The textual material will be related to chosen concepts taken from the syllabi
The Open Text based Assessment (OTBA) will have questions of higher order thinking skills and some of which may be subjective, creative and open ended.
The textual material supplied earlier will be printed again as part of the question paper and thus will be available while answering the questions.