Central Board of Secondary Education
Schedule for Conduct of Proficiency
Test for Class-X
Central Board of Secondary Education is conducting Optional Proficiency
Test for Class-X students in the subjects of English, Hindi, Mathematics,
Science and Social Science. Related information about the test was made
available to all the affiliated schools vide circular No.56/10 dated 01.09.2010.
A subsequent circular No.76/2010 dated 19.11.2010 was issued by the Board for
submission of List of Candidates (LOC) and payment of fee.
Taking into consideration the convenience of the schools and candidates and
the schedule of other major examination related activities of the Board, it has
been decided that the proposed Proficiency Tests will be conducted in the month
of July,2011 as per the following schedule:
- Monday 4th July,2011 : Mathematics
- Tuesday 5th July,2011 : Hindi
- Wednesday 6th July,2011 : Science
- Thursday 7th July,2011 : Social Science
- Friday 8th July,2011 : English
The following salient features of the said tests may be taken note of:
a) Only those students are allowed to take the proposed test(s) who have applied
through the schools and paid requisite fee.
b) A student will have to appear from the same city/place where his/her school
is located. .The examination will be conducted only at pre-decided centres as
per Class-X Board examination.
c) Question paper in every subject will carry 100 marks.
d) The timings of the test will be from 10.30 A.M. to 1.00 P.M. in every
e) It will be a paper-pencil test. All questions will be of Multiple Choice
type. A student will be required to mark the answers in a given OMR sheet.
f) General guidelines, sample questions in every subject and information about
overall design of the question paper is available on CBSE website.
g) The Board will issue Admit Card to every student appearing in the test. These
cards will be made available at the respective school in which a student is
h) The test in every subject will be based on classes IX-X CBSE syllabus.
i) Negative marks will be awarded for wrong answers in different subjects as per
the general guidelines and sample questions for proficiency test available on
CBSE website. More than one answer indicated against a question will also be
deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
j) Students appearing in the test will be issued a certificate by the Board
indicating percentile rank.
k) Detailed guidelines for the conduct of test will be issued to centre
superintendents by the Board Shortly.