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CBSE Open Text-based Assessment (OTBA) Class XI 2014 Detail

Open Text-based Assessment (OTBA) in the subjects of Geography, Economics and Biology of Class XI:

1. The Annual Examination in these subjects of Class XI will be conducted by the schools as per the past practice.

2. The Question papers will be developed by the teachers as per the syllabus and question paper design prescribed by the Board.

3. The Question papers in these subjects will have an OTBA section of 10 marks based on one of the open text materials supplied by the Board.

4. The questions for the OTBA section will be supplied by the CBSE through Integrated Test Management System (ITMS) in the months of February/March 2014.

5. With the inclusion of OTBA section of 10 marks the weightings of marks assigned to various units of the Geography, Biology and Economics Syllabus will proportionately reduce as shown below:

Geography (029) Class XI  One Theory Paper 70 Marks 3 Hours

Part A. Fundamentals of Physical Geography 25 (Marks)

Unit-1: Geography as a discipline

Unit-2: The Earth

Unit-3: Landforms

Unit-4: Climate

Unit-5: Water (Oceans)

Unit-6: Life on the Earth

Unit-7: Map and diagram 5 (Marks)

Part B. India-Physical Environment 25 (Marks)

Unit-8: Introduction

Unit-9: Physiography

Unit-10: Climate, vegetation and soil

Unit-11: Natural hazards and Disasters

Unit-12: Map and Diagram 5 (Marks)

Open Text-based Assessment 10 (Marks)70 Marks Economics (030) Class-XI  One paper 3 Hours 90 Marks

Part A: Statistics for Economics

Unit 1 Introduction

Unit 2 Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data 13

Unit 3 Statistical Tools and Interpretation 27


Part B: Indian Economic Development

Unit 4 Development Experience (1947-90) 08 and Economic Reforms since 1991 08

Unit 5 Current Challenges facing Indian Economy 18

Unit 6 Development experience of India-A Comparison with neighbours 06

Open Text-based Assessment 90 Marks Biology (044)Class-XI (Theory-one paper)

Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 70












Diversity of Living Organisms

Structural Organisations in Plants and Animals

Cell: Structure and Functions

Plant Physiology

Human Physiology








Open Text-based Assessment




for more Details http://www.cbseacademic.in/web_material/Circulars/2013/78_OTBA.pdf

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