International Indian School Dammam (IISD)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia





REF: IIS: PRINC: 458:15                                                                                                                                                                                                         12 December 2015


Availability of text material for Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA)

for classes IX & XI, 2016


The Central Board of Secondary Education recommends that multiple modes of assessment need to be provided to cater to the varied abilities of individual strengths of learners.


Accordingly, an element of Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes IX and XI was introduced by the Board in 2014 Examination. These are meant to incorporate analytical and theoretical skills, thus moving away from memorization.


The open text material for Classes IX and XI for the Examination in 2016 is available on the CBSE portal. Kindly refer to circular no: Acad-77/2015 in the link given below:


Students are kindly requested to download the required material and maintain a copy of the same with them for further guidance by the respective subject teachers.






Principal & HOI



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