Open book tests? Preparing CBSE students better for exams

The TOI reports that CBSE has decided to offer Open Book Assessments OTBA, meant to test 'higher order thinking skills' (HOTS) of students rather than relying on a rote-based methodology.

15-20% of the questions in Classes IX and XI will be open book and looks like the teachers will have to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

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