The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering piloting Open-Book Exams (OBE) for classes 9 to 12 in selected schools, focusing on subjects like English, Mathematics, and Science for lower classes, and English, Mathematics, and Biology for higher classes. The initiative aims to assess higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving abilities while allowing students to refer to their notes and textbooks during exams. The pilot program, planned for November-December 2024, will evaluate completion times and gather feedback from stakeholders. While the concept is being explored for internal exams, there are no immediate plans to implement OBE in class 10 and 12 board examinations. The CBSE aims to learn from past experiences, emphasizing the need for high-quality textbooks and teacher involvement in the development process. Additionally, experts suggest benchmarking OBE content against Advanced Placement (AP) exams for clarity and quality.

Source-PTI