OTBA 2017 for Class 9 & Class 11 students by CBSE

by Ankita Sabharwal

OTBA is Open Textbook assessment, and it was introduced by CBSE from March 2014. OTBA 2017 would be an open textbook assessment for class 9 and class 11 students. The main objective of OTBA is to relieve the students from the burden of mugging up of content and provide opportunities in the effective use of memory and acquiring skills of information processing. The information about OTBA for class 9 and OTBA for class 11 is available on this page. Candidates are advised to scroll down for the complete information on OTBA 2017. 

CBSE had released a circular on December 5, 2016, for further information on OTBA 2017. CBSE had released the OTBA Material for Class 9 and OTBA Material for Class 11 in Hindi & English.

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CBSE OTBA 2017 for Class 9

  • CBSE has released OTBA material for Class 9 for the summative assessment 2 (SA 2). For Class 9 the OTBA material has been released for English, Hindi, Social Science & Mathematics. 
  • This OTBA - Open Text Material will be used for Summative Assesment 2 - (SA 2)
  • Each text material includes sample questions and a suggestive marking scheme for use of teachers.
Subject & Code Units/Themes Theme for OTBA 2017 Marks Distribution
(valid for one theme)
English
(101 & 184)
Reading section
(Based on the themes found
in the course, book )
  • Nurturing Compassionate Citizens
  • Don’t Repair & Repent
5+5
Hindi
(002 & 085) 
Environment protection and
 Women
Empowerment
 
  • समावेशी शिक्षा एक चुनौती 
  •  स्वाधीनता आंदोलन में महिलाओं का योगदान
5+5
Social Science
(087)
Unit 4: Economics (Food Security in India)
  • Rainfall- An important factor governing Indian economy
  • Drought in Maharashtra: Issues and Implications
 5+5
 Science
(086/090)

Unit 4: 
Our Environment

  • Solid Waste Management
  • How to bring best out of waste?
  • Healthy Environment, Healthy people
 2+3+5=10
Mathematics
(041)

Unit 2: Linear Equations in two variables

  • Solving Mystery of messed up fields
  • Quadrilateral in Architecture WAH TAJ!
3+3+4=10

 

CBSE OTBA Material for Class 9 in the English Language

The OTBA Material for class 9 in the English language (except Hindi subject) for the subjects English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science is provided in the table below for the current as well as the previous year. Candidates are required to click on the link to get the OTBA material for class 9.

Subjects

OTBA Material 2016-17

OTBA Material 2015-16

English

 Click here to download

Click here to download

 

Hindi

 Click here to download

Click here to download

 

Mathematics

 Click here to download

Click here to download

 

Science

 Click here to download

Click here to download

 

Social Science

 Click here to download

Click here to download

 


CBSE OTBA Material for Class 9 in the Hindi Language


The OTBA Material for class 9 in the Hindi language for the subjects Mathematics, Science and Social Science is provided in the table below for the current as well as the previous year. Candidates are required to click on the link to get the OTBA material for class 9.

Subjects

OTBA Material 2016-17

OTBA Material 2015-16

Mathematics

Click here to download

Click here to download

Science

Click here to download

  Click here to download

Social Science

 Click here to download

Click here to download


CBSE OTBA 2017 for Class 11

  • CBSE has released OTBA material for Class 11 for the exams to be held in March 2017. The OTBA material has been released for the subjects Economics, Geography & Biology
  • This OTBA -Open Text Material will be used for final exams in March 2017
  • Each text material includes sample questions and a suggestive marking scheme for the use of teachers.
Subject & Code Units/Themes Theme for OTBA 2017 Marks Distribution
(valid for one theme)
Economics
(030)
Unit 6: Development Experience of India
  • One-Child Policy of China
  • Role of FDI in Economic Development
5+5
Geography
(029)
Unit-5: Water (Oceans) (Hydrosphere)
  • Organic Farming
  • Naturalization of Humans and Humanization of Nature
5+5 
Biology
(044)
Unit 5: Human Physiology- (A)
  • Long Live Humanity
  • ‘Learn to live well’
 5+5

 

CBSE OTBA Material for Class 11 in the English Language

The CBSE allow Open Text Based Assessment for the class 11 also. OTBA Material for class 11 in the English language for the subjects Economics, Geography and Biology is provided in the table below for the current as well as the previous year. Candidates are required to click on the link to get the OTBA material for class 11.

Subjects

OTBA Material 2016-17

OTBA Material 2015-16

Economics

 Click here to download

Click here to download 

Geography

Click here to download

Click here to download

Biology

 Click here to download

Click here to download 

 

CBSE OTBA Material for Class 11 in the Hindi Language


The OTBA Material for class 11 in the Hindi language for the subjects Economics, Geography and Biology is provided in the table below for the current as well as the previous year. Candidates are required to click on the link to get the OTBA material for class 11.

Subjects

OTBA Material 2016-17

OTBA Material 2015-16

Economics

 Click here to download

  Click here to download

Geography

 Click here to download   Click here to download

Biology

 Click here to download

  Click here to download

 

Other Important notifications and articles related to OTBA conducted by CBSE

CBSE Conduct SA 2 from March 2017 Onwards

The CBSE Schools will conduct the second Summative Assessment commonly known as SA 2 for academic session 2016-17 in March 2017 for Class 9 & 11 students. School themselves will conduct the SA 2 and CBSE will help the school in the online generation of the Question Paper. OTBA for Class 9 2017 will be part of SA 2.

The Board will support schools to generate online question papers in the following major subjects:

  • English Communicative (Code No. 101)
  • English Language & Literature (Code No. 184)
  • Hindi Course A (Code No. 002)
  • Hindi Course B (Code No. 085)
  • Mathematics (Code No. 041)
  • Science (Code No. 086)
  • Social Science (Code No. 087)
  • Communicative Sanskrit (Code No. 122)

Important Dates for SA 2 for Schools (Dates for 2017 will be updated shortly)

Important Event for SA 2

Date

Supply of Question Paper

March 2017

CBSE SA 2 Exams

March 2017 onwards

Supply of Marking Scheme to schools

From March 17, 2017

 

Guidelines for Teachers for OTBA

  • The themes given in this text material should be assigned to the students in groups for further understanding, analysis and discussion.
  • Each text material includes sample questions and a suggestive marking scheme for the use of teachers. The assessment must be done as a whole, considering the application of the knowledge gained by the students in the unit specified in the syllabus.
  • The teachers should guide students, provide feedback and encourage open responses in solving a situation.
  • It is important to be open-minded about the students’ views while checking their answers.
  • Due credits should be given to the relevance of the content, analysis, logical presentation of arguments and conclusions drawn in the answer.

Kind of Questions that would be asked in OTBA

  • Questions will be of based on one of the themes given in each subject. The questions asked will be open-ended.
  • The students will be provided with the textual content related to the theme with the question paper.
  • The student must be able to present his/her arguments logically, coherently and cogently.

If you have any query you can write in the comments section below. 

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