The Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting an optional proficiency test for students appearing for class 10 exams in July. Students will be able to measure their skills and abilities in a particular domain or subject, while the schools will get feedback on the learning levels among their students.
The test will be conducted for five main subjects like English, mathematics, social sciences, science and Hindi from July 9 to 13. A student may appear in one or more subjects depending upon their choice.
“The proficiency test will mainly focus on assessing students’ abilities and skills to apply knowledge and understanding of any subject to new and unfamiliar everyday life situations.
The core testing element of such a test will include observing, comparing, classifying, solving, translating, interpreting, analysing, synthesising, creating, composing, deducing, justifying and judging/evaluating.
The concept of proficiency test was launched by the CBSE last year. The board officials admit that the test received a good response from the students last year.
‘’We were encouraged by the response from the students last year. So we decided to continue with the test,’’ said an official.