The CBSE has introduced the Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for the students of class 9. The test will assess creative-thinking, decision-making, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills among children.
The test is designed to assess student's ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assessing student's prior subject matter knowledge.
The book "Crack CBSE-PSA 2015 Class 9 (Study Material + Fully Solved Exercises + 5 Model Papers)" is a perfect guide that will help the students to achieve a good score in the test.
The book provides deep insight into the critical elements of the test - Qualitative Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Language Conventions – in 2 languages English & Hindi.
The study material provides theoretical inputs/ preparatory material along with fully solved practice exercises as per the CBSE-PSA 2012 & 2014 Question paper (held on 17th February 2014) and the Sample Paper issued by the CBSE Board.
The material provides strategies to crack each type of question as per the exam format. There is a wide range of well discussed Solved Examples which help in bringing conceptual clarity to the students.
Language Conventions (English) – This section provides Quick Review of Grammar Rules and Vocabulary. It also covers 160+ Cloze Test MCQ’s, 120+ Passage Completion MCQ’s and 200+ Contextual Passage Usage in MCQ’s.
Language Conventions – Hindi - This section provides Quick Review of Grammar Rules and Vocabulary. It also covers 150+ Cloze Test MCQ’s, and 120+ Contextual Usage MCQ’s.
Qualitative Reasoning – Covers Strategies to Crack this section along with 180+ Comprehension based MCQ’s based on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences; 200+ Qualitative Reasoning questions. A new chapter on Parajumbles has been added as per the 2014 format. A new variety of questions on Critical Thinking have been added as per the 2014 format.
Quantitative Reasoning - Covers Strategies to Crack this section along with 300+ Problem Solving MCQ’s; 120+ Scientific Reasoning MCQ’s.
The 5 Mock Tests have been designed as per the CBSE-PSA 2014 Question paper. These tests will help the students in developing the right temperament to crack this exam. Some more Scientific passages have been added in the book.
The Mock Papers follow the exact pattern as suggested by CBSE (90 minutes for 60 questions). The detailed solutions to each test are provided at the end of the book.
Bonus Section on OTBA (Open Text Based Assessment) to be held as a part of SA-2. The book contains 3 Textual Materials based on OTBA as described by CBSE Board.