CBSE Open Book Exam for 9th, 10th 11th and 12th Classes from 2013, 2014 Sessions

CBSE Open Book Exam for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Classes from 2013, 2014 Sessions

CBSE Open Book Exam for 9th, 10th 11th and 12th Classes from 2013, 2014 Sessions

CBSE to hold unique open book exam from the current academic year

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to introduce a unique open book exam section. The unique book exam is going to be implemented from 2014-15 academic session.

The system will be introduced in the final exams for classes 9th,10th  and 11th standards from the current academic year and for class 12th boards from next year (2014-15). This section will be given 20% weightage.

CBSE Open Book Exam details:

CBSE open book exam This ‘open book’ section is not about allowing students to bring books inside the exam hall. Instead the students will be given case studies in each subject four months before commencement of the exam. All questions will be prepared from the given material. The aim behind this concept is to discontinue the practice of pitching the student to deal with an unknown paper in an examination. Instead, the new Open Book section will emphasize on the process based on preparation and value addition. If a student knows what he is going to be asked and from Here, then he/she can develop it better and incorporate his/her distinct line of thinking & approach.

When CBSE Open Book Exam be implemented:

The open book section will be introduced for all subjects in classes IX and X, though at the plus two level only in four subjects-Biology, Economics, Geography and a language.

The board has completed final preparation for the scheme and the case studies for the final exams will be distributed to students in November 2013. CBSE would bring out guidance material for students and parents to help them prepare for the test.

This forms a part of the Summative Assessment II for class IX and is meant for those students who opt for school-based class X exams under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation ( CCE) scheme instead of the board exams.

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  • usha Oct 4, 2013, 11:28 pm

    Hi ,My son is studying in 10th std ,he has taken class exam,is he going to have open book exam this year?
    He is studying in DPS Kuwait ,CBSE syllabus.

    • A Bisht Oct 5, 2013, 8:53 am

      Hi Usha,

      If your son passed class 10th in 2013, then he will be appearing in CBSE class 12th exams in 2015. If he has any of these subjects Biology, Economics, Geography and a language. Then he will have Open Book Exam. More accurate information on this will be provided by the School. Don’t worry. The Schools will let the students and parents know at least at the beginning of the class 12th academic year.


  • utsav pandey Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 am

    can i know that how much its fees is

    • A Bisht Oct 11, 2013, 6:07 pm

      There will be no special fee for Book Exam. It’s simple, the Open Book exam is implemented and the students concerned will take part in these exams. The school will notify at the right time.


  • Vasundhra Bisht Nov 22, 2013, 6:15 pm

    Actually I need the material …

    • A Bisht Nov 26, 2013, 9:14 am

      Dear Vasundhra ji,

      From the look of the things, it appears that there’s no specific material for the CBSE Book Exam. The books will be the same ones which will be prescribed by NCERT. The key thing for any book exam is that the student must have read the book in its entirety; so that he/she knows where exactly the answer to a question lies in the book. That apart, in a book exam, a student is not allowed to take in a book, which has bookmarks, highlighted texts or underlined text. The book must be without any marks.