CBSE discontinues open-book exams for class IX and XI

Two years after it was introduced, CBSE has decided that students of class IX and XI can no longer carry textbooks to examination halls from this academic year as, the board said, this practice was hindering development of students’ critical abilities.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to discontinue Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) as negative feedback has been received from schools about the system, board officials said.

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