General Guidelines and sample
questions for CBSE Proficiency Test for Class-X : 2011
Proficiency Test in Social Science – 2011
General information:The CBSE Proficiency Test in Social
Science aims to test higher level competencies in the four key components of the
subject- History, Geography, Political science and Economics. These include the
Comprehend key concepts and principles in each discipline.
Apply the above knowledge to understand relevant daily life
Apply the above knowledge to new and unfamiliar
Establish correlation between cause and effect.
Interpret numerical, visual and written sources.
Evaluate data and arrive at logical conclusions.
Differentiate between facts and opinions.
The content level of the test is defined by the prescribed
CBSE class IX and class X syllabus.The recommended textbooks for this
content are NCERT textbooks in History, Geography,Political Science and
Economics for classes IX and X.
The questions in the test will not be based merely on
recall of information.
The maximum marks for the test will be 100 and the test will
have duration of two and half hours.
The question paper will be objective in nature; answers will
be machine-gradable. The paper will consist of multiple choice questions
(MCQs) arranged in three sections based on the level of difficulty.
The total number of questions in the actual question paper
is not indicated by the number of questions in the sample given here.The
distribution of marks among different types of questions is not indicated by
the number of questions of each type in the sample given here.