PSA (Problem Solving Assessment) is introduced by CBSE for class IX and XI students from second term of 2012-2013. It will assess the ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assessing student’s prior subject matter knowledge. The items will incorporate aspects of 21st Century Skills (Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Communication) that lead to success at Secondary Stage.

PSA assess the following areas:-

  • Quantitative Reasoning (found in mathematics, science and technology)
  • Qualitative Reasoning (found in humanities, arts and social sciences)
  • Language Conventions



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