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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
Answer: Photosynthesis / Photography
Short answer questions (30-40 words): These are to be answered in 30 – 40 words.
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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.
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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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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1 : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
2: Indian Education System
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 (English & Hindi version)
Sr. No. Code Title
1 117 Rimjhim Bhag I 2 118 Marigold Book I 3 119 Math Majic Book I 4 120 Ganit Ka Jadu Pustak I
5 217 Rimjhim II 6 218 Mari Gold II 7 219 Math Majic II 8 220 Ganit Ka Jadu II
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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List of Hands-on Activities in Mathematics For Classes III To VIII
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
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TEACHING OF LANGUAGE (ENGLISH/HINDI)
A suggested general sequence of activities:
Classes I and II
- To build familiarity with the language (through primarily spoken or spoken-and-written input) in meaningful situations
- 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.
- 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.