According to the recent news, CBSE has decided to conduct an ‘open book exam’ for the Class X and Class XII.
The new concept will be commencing from the academic session of 2013 to 2014.
The new system will be testing the thinking level of the students instead of the present rote-based method, said Vineet Joshi, central board's chairman.
The open book exam which is termed as Pre-Announced Test (PAT) is applicable for Class 10 (X) and Class 12 (XII).
The questions will be based on testing the student’s analytical skills and will be informed 4 months prior to the exam.
Students will be trained on the test under the PAT before the exam starts.