Details on OTBA for Class XI released by CBSE
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released details its open book exam for the students of Class XI. The details for Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for Class XI have been released for Geography, Biology and Economics which will account for 10 marks.
The annual exam to be held in March 2014 will be conducted by the schools as per the past practice. The question papers will be set by the teachers as per the syllabus and question paper design prescribed by CBSE. The question papers in these subjects will have an OTBA section of 10 marks based on one of the open text materials supplied by the Board.
The questions for the OTBA section will be supplied by CBSE through Integrated Test Management System (ITMS) in February or March 2014. As the OTBA section of 10 marks has been newly introduced the weightage of marks assigned to various units of these subjects will be proportionately reduced.