CBSE announces schedule for the optional proficiency test for class X students

As a part of ongoing educational reforms and assessment procedures, the Board has been conducting optional proficiency Test for class-X students in all the five main subjects of English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. Keeping in mind the convenience and comfort of students and schools, the next proficiency test will be held in the month of April,2013 for students appearing in March,2013 Class-X examination. The broad objectives of the proposed test include benchmarking of skills and higher mental abilities of students, providing motivation to students for academic excellence in the respective subjects, providing feedback to schools on levels of learning of their students and setting goals, priorities and targets in their future educational plans.

Salient Features of the Test
It is optional in nature. Only those students who wish to take this test willingly may appear. It will be conducted in the month of April, 2013 as per the following schedule.
• 8th April, 2013 English
• 9th April, 2013 Hindi
• 10th April, 2013 Mathematics
• 11th April, 2013 Social Science
• 12th April, 2013 Science

It will be conducted in all the five main subjects studied by a student in class-X. However, a student may appear in one or more subjects depending upon his/her choice. There will be a separate test in every subject one test will be held on a single day.
It will be a paper-pen test to be administered on the same day across all willing schools in the country. Students wishing to appear in the test will be required to pay separate examination fee for the same.

The amount of fee to be paid by a student is as under:

• One subject – Rs. Three hundred only
• Two subjects – Rs. Four hundred only
• Three subjects – Rs. Five hundred only
• Four or five subjects – Rs. Six hundred only
The registration fee has to be submitted in the form of a Demand Draft in favour of Secretary CBSE, Delhi payable at Delhi.

Any student studying in class-X in a secondary or senior secondary school affiliated to CBSE and appearing in March 2013, final examination (School conducted or Board Conducted) is eligible to appear in this test.

Every student appearing in the test will be issued a certificate by the Board indicating percentile rank.

How to apply
The willing schools are required to submit the related information to the Board through online filling up of the registration form available on CBSE website Procedure for online submission of List of candidates shall be available on the website shortly.

The print out of filled in online registration form (Hard copy) duly signed and attested by the Principal of the school along with the registration fee in the form of a draft in favour of Secretary CBSE, Delhi payable at Delhi, may be submitted to the Director (Special Exams and CTET), Central Board of Secondary Education, A-1, Swasthya Vihar, Vikas Marg, (Opp. Metro Pillar-76), New Delhi-110 092.

Important Dates:
• The last date for submitting the online information is 30th November, 2012
• Last date for submission of printed applications: 15 December 2012