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(Info) New Pattern For 2008 Question Papers

Pattern : New Pattern For 2008 Question Papers

 Very short answer questions: These are to be answered in one word or one sentence.


Question: Give an example of photochemical reactions.

Answer: Photosynthesis / Photography
Short answer questions (30-40 words): These are to be answered in 30 – 40 words.

CBSE : Download Admit Card for Proficiency Test 2014


Central Board of Secondary Education

Download Admit Card for Proficiency Test 2014

Click Here To Download Admit Card

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CBSE : Schedule of Regional level CBSE Science Exhibition 2014


Central Board of Secondary Education

Schedule of Regional level CBSE Science Exhibition 2014

Science Exhibition – 2014, is being organised at various venues in all the 10 regions. The details of these venues is given below.

Click Here For Official Schedule

Courtesy : CBSE

(Getting Started) IAS Preparation for CBSE Students

IAS Preparation for Undergraduate & CBSE Students

Civil Services examination is one of the most reputed examinations in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year, to recruit the future civil servants of India. No wonder there is craze among the youth for the civil services. The degree of power and status linked with the civil services/IAS needs no explanation. Every year, 5,00,000+ candidates take the civil services examination, to prove their metal. However, taking the IAS exam is no child's play. The preparations need a good amount of time and dedication. Thus, a large number of students dedicate themselves wholeheartedly for the civil services preparation, since their schooling age. However, without proper guidance and support, it becomes hard to crack IAS exam.

Thus, UPSCPORTAL dedicates this article to those committed and passionate students, who prepare themselves for the civil services exam, since their schooling days.

But one thing must be acknowledged before moving forward:

  1. If your passion and commitment for Civil services is true, nothing can stop you from getting success. Given the wide scope of the IAS exam, it is the best strategy to dedicate oneself for the civil services as early in life as possible.

  2. Realise the potential of a Student. Being a student you have the ability to cover any size of book in a short span of time. You must have done this many-a-times. however, this might not be possible while preparing for civil services. Thus you need to lay your foundations now, and continue to construct the tower of your knowledge.

Click here to see the list of articles on How to prepare for Civil Services

Student Life: The Preparatory Stage

It has been rightly said that:
'the mind of a child is like clay, it can be moulded in any shape'.

In your school life, you get the opportunity to learn and study a whole lot of subjects. If you are really serious towards your goal of civil services, you must study what is taught in the school curriculum with dedication.
Why?? because, when you come to the college and start preparing for the civil services examination afresh, you would have to re-study the whole school stuff again. Thus, instead of going to the college without a solid base, you must start developing a comprehensive knowledge base from your school days itself.

You might find this task as tiresome, but remember, it is better to put some effort at the early stages, than to stress your mind later. NCERT books are great source of knowledge. You must utilize them.

Instead of taking a duel with the heavy and complicated books, you must focus on the basics first.

What Strategy should be followed?

If you are still in school, but want to prepare for the civil services examination, you must study whatever you are taught in the school curriculum seriously. First, have a good look at the Civil Services syllabus, as it would give you a good idea about the nature and trends of the examination. Once you have gained a good idea of the exam syllabus and scope, you should start preparing at your own speed.

Do not rush through the topics. Since there are still 3+ years for you to be eligible for the exam, you must internalize whatever you read. Thus, take your time, and learn about the various subjects and topics. Do not jump directly to the high-level books. Rather, focus on the NCERT first, and then move gradually to the other study material.

(Report) CBSE : Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

(Report) CBSE : Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

Table of Contents:

  • 1 : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • 2: Indian Education System

CBSE Declared PSA Exam's Result for Academic Session 2013-14


CBSE : Problem Solving Assessment (PSA)

(Results) Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2013-14

The second Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2013-14 was conducted on 19-10-2013 for Winter Bounds Schools and on 18-01-2014 for Summer Bounds Schools for Classes IX and Class XI. This also included (optional) improvement in PSA by students currently in Class X/XII.

The Board has declared the results of second Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2013-14 and the results have been sent to all schools through e-mail.

NCERT Textbooks List 2013 -14

NCERT Textbooks List  2013-14 (English & Hindi version)

Sr. No.     Code     Title     

Class I

1 117 Rimjhim Bhag I 
2 118 Marigold Book I 
3 119 Math Majic Book I 
4 120 Ganit Ka Jadu Pustak I 

Class II

5 217 Rimjhim II 
6 218 Mari Gold II 
7 219 Math Majic II 
8 220 Ganit Ka Jadu II 

Class III

9 323 Rimjhim Bhag III 
10 324 Marigold Book III 
11 325 Math Majic Book III 
12 326 Ganit Ka Jadu Pustak III 
13 327 Looking Around Book I 
14 328 Aaspass Pustak I 

Class IV

15 423 Rimjhim IV 
16 424 Marigold IV 
17 425 Math- Magic IV 
18 426 Ganit Ka Jadu IV 
19 427 Looking Around 
20 428 Aaspass - EVS (Hindi) 


21 525 Rimjhim V (Hindi) 
22 526 Marigold V (English) 
23 527 Mathematics 
24 528 Ganit 
25 529 Looking Around 
26 530 Aaspass 

Class VI

27 644 Vasant Bhag I 
28 645 Bal Ramkatha 
29 646 Durva (Second Lng.) 
30 647 Honey Suckle 
31 648 A Pact with the Sun 
32 649 Ruchira - Prathamo Bhag 
33 650 Mathematics 
34 651 Ganit 
35 652 Science 
36 653 Vigyan 
37 654 Our past - History 
38 655 Hamara Atit - Itihas 
39 656 The Earth Our Habitate - Geogrophy. 
40 657 Prithvi Hamara Abhas - Bhugol 
41 658 Social and Political Life 
42 659 Samajik Aur Rajniti Jeevan 

Class VII

43 750 Vasant II 
44 751 Bal Mahabharat Katha 
45 752 Durva - Second Lng. II 
46 753 Honey Comb - English 
47 754 An Alien Hand - Suppl.Eng 
48 755 Ruchira II - Sanskrit 
49 756 Mathematics 
50 757 Ganit 
51 758 Science 
52 759 Vigyan 53 760 Our Past II - History 
54 761 Hamara Atiti II - Itihas 
55 762 Our Environment - Geogrophy 
56 763 Hamara Paryavaran - Bhugol 
57 764 Social and Political Life II 
58 765 Samajik Aur Rajniti Jeevan II 


59 846 Vasant - Hindi 
60 847 Bharat Ki Khoj - Suppl. Hindi 
61 848 Durva - Second Lng. Hindi 
62 849 Honey Dew - English 
63 850 It So Happened - Suppl. English 
64 851 Ruchira III - Sanskrit 
65 852 Mathematics 
66 853 Ganit 
67 854 Science 
68 855 Vigyan 
69 856 Our Past III part I - History 
70 857 Hamare Aatit III Bhag I - Itihas 
71 862 Our Past III part II - History 
72 863 Hamare Aatit III Bhag II - Itihas 
73 858 Resourse & Development - Geogrophy 
74 859 Bhugol 
75 860 Social & Political Life 
76 861 Samajik Aur Rajniti Jeevan 

Class IX

77 955 Kshitij 
78 956 Kritika - Hindi Suppl. 
79 957 Sparsh - 2nd Lang. Hindi 
80 958 Sanchayan Suppl. Hindi ( 2nd Lang.) 
81 959 Beehive - English Text 
82 960 Moments - English Suppl. Rdr 
83 961 Shemusi - Sanskrit 
84 962 Mathematics 
85 963 Ganit 
86 964 Science 
87 965 Vigyan 
88 966 India & Comtemprary World - History 
89 967 Bharat Aur Samakalin Vishwa - Itihas 
90 968 Contemprary India - Geogrophy 
91 969 Samakalin Bharat - Bhugol 
92 970 Economics 
93 971 Arthshastra 
94 972 Democretic Politics 
95 973 Loktantrik Rajniti 

Class X

96 1055 Khitij - Hindi 
97 1056 Kritika - Hindi Suppl 
98 1057 Sparsh -2nd Lang. Hindi 
99 1058 Sanchayan - Suppl. Hindi ( 2nd Lang.) 
100 1059 First Flight - English Text 
101 1060 Footprints without Feet - English Suppl. Rdr 
102 1061 Shemusi II - Sanskrit 
103 1062 Mathematics 
104 1063 Ganit 
105 1064 Science 
106 1065 Vigyan 
107 1066 India & Contemporary World II - History 
108 1067 Bharat Aur Samakalin Vishwa II - Itihas 
109 1068 Contempropry India - Geogrophy 
110 1069 Samakalin Bharat - Bhugol 
111 1070 Understanding Economic Development - Economics 
112 1071 Arthik Vikas Ki Samajh - Arthashastra 
113 1072 Democratic Politics II 
114 1073 Loktantrik Rajniti II 

Class XI

115 11066 Aroh - Hindi Core 
116 11067 Vitan - Suppl.Hindi I ( Core ) 
117 11069 Antra - Hindi Lit. 
118 11070 Antaral - Suppl. Hindi Lit. I 
119 11071 Abhvyakti Aur Madhyam(Core & Lit Cl XI & XII) 
120 11072 Hornbill - English Core 
121 11073 Snapshot - Suppl. Eng Core 
122 11074 Owoen words - English Lit. 
123 11075 Sanskrit - Bhaswati 
124 11116 Sanskrit - Shaswati 
125 11076 Mathematics 
126 11078 Ganit 
127 11080 Biology 
128 11081 Jeev Vigyan 
129 11082 Chemistry Part I
130 11083 Chemistry Part II 
131 11084 Rasayan Vigyan Bhag I
132 11085 Rasayan Vigyan Bhag II 
133 11086 Physics Part I 
134 11087 Physics Part II 
135 11088 Bhautik Bhag I 
136 11089 Bhautik Bhag II 
137 11090 Themes of World History
138 11091 Vishva Itihas Ke Kuch Vishay
139 11092 Fundamental of Physical Geo. 
140 11093 Bhautuk Bhugol Ke Mool Sidhant 
141 11094 India Phy. Environment 
142 11095 Bharat Bhautik Paryavaran 
143 11096 Prac.Work In Geogrophy 
144 11097 Bhugol Mein Prayogatmak Karya 
145 11098 Eco. Statistics 
146 11099 Arthashastra Mein Sankhiki 
147 11100 Indian Eco. Development 
148 11101 Bharatiya Arthvyavasta Ka Vikas 
149 11102 Indian Constitution at Work 
150 11103 Bharatiya sanvidhan Ka Karya 
151 11117 Pol. Theory part II 
152 11118 Rajniti - Siddhant Bhag II 
153 11104 Sociology Part I 
154 11105 Samajshastra Bhag I 
155 11106 Understanding Society Part II 
156 11107 Samaj Ka Bodh Bhag II 
157 11108 Business Studies 
158 11109 Vyavasaik Adhyayan 
159 11110 Accts Part I 
160 11111 Lekhashatra Bhag I 
161 11112 Accts Part II 
162 11113 Lekhashatra Bhag II 
163 11114 Psychology 
164 11115 Manovigyan Ka Parichaya 
165 11131 Computers & Communication Technology Part I
166 11132 Srijan I (Textbook in Creative Writing & Translation for class XI
167 11133 Living Craft Tradition of India (Textbook in Heritage Crafts) 
168 11134 The Story of Graphic Design 
169 11136 Human Ecology & Family Science Part I
170 11137 Human Ecology & Family Science Part II 
171 11138 Bharatiya Hastakala Ki Paramparayen 
172 11139 Computers & Communication Technology Part II
173 11140 Exploring the Craft Tradition of India 
174 11141 Graphic Design Ek Kahani Class XI 1
175 11142 Bharatiya Hastakala Paramparaon Ki Khoj 
176 11143 Computer Aur Sanchar Pradyogiki Bhag I
177 11144 An Introduction to Indian Art
178 11145 Computer Aur Sanchar Pradyogiki Bhag II

Class XII

CBSE-AEP : Reference Material For Heads of Schools and Teachers


CBSE : Adolescence Education Programme

Reference Material (For Heads of Schools and Teachers)


Courtesy : CBSE NIC IN

CBSE-AEP : Download Advocacy Manual Book


CBSE : Adolescence Education Programme

Advocacy Manual


Courtesy : CBSE NIC IN

CBSE-AEP : Download Teacher's Workbook For Student Activities


CBSE : Adolescence Education Programme

Teacher's Workbook For Student Activities


Courtesy : CBSE NIC IN

(Info) Previous Years Papers of ICSE & ISC Examinations

Previous Years Papers of ICSE & ISC Examinations

Previous Years Question Papers Can Be Obtained From: -

Address :  M/S Janata Book Depot Private Limited, 23, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001. India

Tel: (011) 23362985, 23369685.

Fax: (011) 23363685.

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Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) System in CBSE Schools For 9th & 11th Classes

Open Text Based Assessment System in CBSE Schools For 9th & 11th Classes

CBSE schools in the city have welcomed the board’s new Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) system, which was introduced this academic year.

The CBSE introduced the OTBA system for Class 9 and Class 11 students (three subjects Geography, Economic and Biology) from the current academic year, to incorporate analytical and theoretical skills, moving away from memorisation.

As per the new system, 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 have questions of higher order thinking skills and some of which may be subjective, creative and open-ended.

CCE : Source Book On Assessment For Class I To V [Mathematics]

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

Source Book On Assessment For Class I To V

Languages - Mathematics

Introduction about Source Book

School mathematics is often viewed by students and teachers as application of procedures and formulae. This perception receives support from the nature of assessment followed in most schools. Frequently, tests are designed only to assess a student’s knowledge of facts, formulae and procedure. As a result assessment of understanding of concepts and principles is given less importance. Almost every teacher, when asked, justifies formal assessment as a way of finding out what the students have learnt. In this section on assessment in primary school mathematics, the emphasis is on assisting the teacher on how to assess the understanding of the learners, provide feedback to them as well as guage the effectiveness of her pedagogical practices in mathematics. We have tried, in this part of the source book, to bring out the various dimensions that need to be assessed in order to give teachers a holistic view of the child’s learning of mathematics as well as her own pedagogy and the curriculum. We have also tried to suggest the varied possibilities in terms of design of items and techniques for assessment that could be used by the teacher in both formal and informal settings. For a thorough understanding of issues related to curriculum organisation, pedagogy and assessment in mathematics, teachers or need to refer to the NCF-2005, Position Paper of the Focus Group on Mathematics and the NCERT’s mathematics syllabus for elementary stage.

CCE : Source Book On Assessment For Class I To V [Languages English]

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

Source Book On Assessment For Class I To V

Languages - English


Language provides the basis for meaning making and sharing with others. It creates possibilities of development of understanding and knowledge, providing the ability to symbolise, codify and to record. Development of language for a child happens together with development of understanding and identity, and also the capability of relating with others. This chapter is essentially located in the ideas of NCF 2005 and the position papers on Indian Languages and English. All children (unless they are differently abled in some way) arrive in school with fully developed language(s) and this system of knowledge, though highly abstract and sub-conscious in nature, is of great value for acquiring higher level skills in the languages they already know as well as in learning new languages and new content areas. Whatever be the subject a child may be studying, language is central to its understanding. Many scholars suggest that primary education is essentially all about language learning. If you can really learn to listen and read with understanding on your own, no domain of knowledge can remain hidden from you. In India, we are particularly lucky. Most children come to school with the knowledge of two or more languages; or at least, they can handle several varieties of their language with ease. We ought to think about using this classroom multilingualism as a resource for education. It is equally important to nourish this multilingualism, as it is closely associated with high academic achievement in different subjects, cognitive growth and social tolerance.

This Source Book consists of several illustrative tools for the measurement and analysis of the learner’s performance and a few sample units consisting of Hindi and English poems, short stories, prose passages etc. It is for the teacher to decide which unit or idea from a given unit she would like to use at a given point of time in the primary classes. Each unit implicitly tries to indicate how a teacher can help children to trigger their potential and make them do what they find difficult to do entirely on their own. We also suggest methods through which teachers can observe the transformations children go through, and obtain systematic feedback for their future work. It should then be possible for them to appreciate what children already know, the areas in which they may need minor suggestions and the areas in which they need substantial help. These units should indeed help you to teach your textbooks differently. When we say that a child has learnt to read, we do NOT mean that she can read ONLY her textbook. She should be able to read with understanding any text that is appropriate for her age and cognitive level.

CCE : List of Activities in Mathematics For Classes III To VIII - 2008

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

List of Hands-on Activities in Mathematics For Classes III To VIII

Mathematics Laboratory

The concept of Mathematics Laboratory has been introduced by the Board in its affiliated schools with the objective of

  • Making teaching and learning of the subject interactive, participatory, funfilling and joyful from primary stage of schooling.
  • Strengthening the learning of mathematical concepts through concrete materials and hands-on-experiences.
  • Relating classroom learning to real life situations and discourage rote and mechanical learning.

The Board has already published detailed guidelines for Mathematical Laboratory in schools for class IX and class X including hands-on activities to be done during these academic years.

Given below is the list of activities to be done by the students in classes III to VIII during each academic year.


Activity 1: To draw the following on a dot paper (i) a hut (ii) a joker (iii) a flower

Activity 2: To represent the following pair of numbers on straight lines, using stickers. Also find the greater number from the representation (i) 7 and 11 (ii) 9 and 5

CCE : Guidelines

(Guidelines) Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation


A suggested general sequence of activities:

Classes I and II

  1. To build familiarity with the language (through primarily spoken or spoken-and-written input) in meaningful situations
  2. To shift emphasis from masterly learning of this limited input (a single text book presented over a year) to regular exposure of meaningful inputs i.e. textbooks, other print material such as big books, class libraries, learner magazines, newspaper columns, radio/audio cassettes etc.
  3. To stress on `pseudo-production` of comprehended input, such as the learning of rhymes, poems, drama and the enacting of plays etc.

NOTE: In addition to the activities given in the textbooks, children need to be engaged in different activities to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.


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