Meritnation launches PSA Sample Papers!

Meritnation|Oct 12th, 2012 10:22am

CBSE has now made Problem solving assessment (PSA) a compulsory feature for students of classes IX and XI from January 2013, wherein students will have to sit for a 90-marks MCQ exam containing 60 questions.

This decision stems from the idea that students today need to be veered towards learning to apply the basic concepts of different subjects in real life. It aims at developing a student’s analytical skills through application based problems in Maths and Science. Specifically, it aims to help develop a student’s critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making, problem solving and communication skills – cognitive skills that are extremely critical for success in life. CBSE believes that education and life skills must meet at a common point to facilitate better learning in a child and this move is a valuable step in that direction.

While there will not be separate study periods or syllabus for PSA, however students will be required to sit for a compulsory exam that will be conducted during January- February 2013. The questions will be in the area of Quantitative Reasoning, Qualitative Reasoning, & Language Conventions and will be assessing students’ ability to process, interpret and use information thereby, helping the child develop higher order thinking skills. Such skills, needless to say, will ultimately help the student also get better marks in school.

On successful completion of the test, the students of class XI will get a certificate, while for class IX students these marks will be counted towards their Formative Assessment (FA #4) scores.

In order to equip students with problem solving skills, Meritnation is launching a CBSE-PSA test pack (Click here to view FREE sample paper). PSA Test pack includes 5 Sample Papers that will help you prepare for this exam and pave your way towards success. To know more about PSA click here

All the best,

Team Meritnation

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  • 1. sarika  |  November 19th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    solutions should be clearly given…………

  • 2. Dolly sharma  |  November 19th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    this is good to improve mind level

  • 3. khetal jain  |  November 19th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Plz give me some tip for psa

  • 4. alya  |  November 14th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    what is psa and for what it is?i can’t find the sample papers here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5. ℜɧҿα Фƴα£  |  August 16th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I wnt psa sample papers of class 9. I can’t find dem. Kindly mail dem.

  • 6. sachinghutayal  |  May 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    this is a good site for children

  • 7. Keshav jain  |  March 17th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    It is a very good test

  • 8. Ankit kumar  |  March 5th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    please help me to find answer of psa for class 9

  • 9. yugansh mehta  |  February 18th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    i have just gone through the test paper but cant say it was tough, coz……………….iam loving it

  • 10. xx  |  February 17th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    where are the answers for psa test 2013 set c2
    plz help
    answers wanted

  • 11. inderjit kaur  |  February 17th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    if candidates will not pass in psa they will get a chance in next session or not.

  • 12. bavleen  |  February 17th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    if students not clear for psa in class 9 whether they will get a chance in class 10

  • 13. prathiksha  |  February 16th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    How many got B3 set paper today in their exam today can you please give me the answer of 56,44

  • 14. krishnapriya  |  February 15th, 2013 at 11:17 pm


  • 15. srashti pandey  |  February 15th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    nice idea helped me alot!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 16. shesa  |  February 15th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    please give some tps to revise PSA

  • 17. shesa  |  February 15th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    please give us some tips to solve !

  • 18. jinesh  |  February 15th, 2013 at 3:59 pm


  • 19. Rohityadav  |  February 15th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I am rohit

  • 20. kulenra  |  February 15th, 2013 at 1:50 pm


  • 21. kulenra  |  February 15th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    hey men please give me sample paper

  • 22. mohd suab ansari  |  February 15th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    its a very nice idea to know about the base of the students.

  • 23. Baha  |  February 15th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    send me sample paper of 9

  • 24. Yaad mohammad  |  February 14th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    It is best for getting good success.

  • 25. keerthana  |  February 14th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    i think it is very usefu;

  • 26. deepika  |  February 14th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    i need sample paper .i do know about psa.plz provide me some sample paper 🙂

  • 27. Bhawna  |  February 14th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I need a case psa sample papers ( free )

  • 28. manasi  |  February 13th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Plz send me question paper of psa class9

  • 29. sahilgill  |  February 13th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    online test

  • 30. sahilgill  |  February 13th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    for online test

  • 31. Shahala  |  February 12th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I need a cbse psa sample question paper

  • 32. mahal methun  |  February 11th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    psa is nice than fa 4.

  • 33. dhruv patel  |  February 11th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    PSA helps the students in future for any aptitude tests.

  • 34. raj malhotra  |  February 11th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    plz send me quick in PSA’S sample paper of class 11’th.

  • 35. raj malhotra  |  February 11th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    plz send me PSA sample paper.

  • 36. Navendu Kumar  |  February 11th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Plz send me question paper with answer

  • 37. Fathima tu  |  February 9th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    i m searching 4 psa sample papers for 11th class commerce stream but couldn’t find it any where .
    so i request to mai me on my id.
    thank you

  • 38. ks varun pillai  |  February 8th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Please send me psa question paper with answer of 9 th standard.

  • 39. divya mallick  |  February 8th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    we need more time to study or we are going to fail .help us provide sample paper.

  • 40. nira roy  |  February 8th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    this is stupidity. change it .no need of psa;it creates lot of tension among students…..

  • 41. sanna soin  |  February 8th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    please send me all the sample papers with solutions of class 9th for PSA exam as early as possible thanks

  • 42. aarushi  |  February 7th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    psa is horrible very difficult to find solved papers

  • 43. AISHWARYA  |  February 7th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    plzzz i need s solutions for PSA sample paper…
    atleast provide us with solutions of sample ppr1

  • 44. shiba  |  February 5th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    sir ,
    i m searching 4 psa sample papers for 11th class science stream but couldn’t fint it any where .
    so i requst to mai me on my id.
    thank you

  • 45. hemlata  |  February 5th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    please sent me psa sample paper and ans also

  • 46. vishal kumar  |  February 5th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    please said to teacher to help student and send solution book in mathematics problem.

  • 47. rubina  |  February 4th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    plzzzzzzzzz send me the sample paper of PSA plzzzzzzz.

  • 48. kanchi  |  February 4th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    it is a great thing

  • 49. priya  |  February 2nd, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    i have requested u to please provide some sample paper

  • 50. Jashan bhagat  |  January 31st, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    what is this i want psa sample paper


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