Prepare for CBSE’s Open Text-Based Assessment­ Get started Today!

Meritnation|Jan 8th, 2014 07:09pm

Are you worried about how to prepare for OTBA? Anxious about the nature of questions that will be included? Help is at hand right here at Meritnation. In 2013, the Central Board of Secondary Education had declared that it will launch an Open Book Assessment for students of classes 9 and 11 from March 2014. Many of you mailed us your queries regarding this. We decided to bring to you a feature that will ease your anxiety regarding the preparations for this new assessment module.

With exams round the corner, Meritnation has introduced the Open Text -Based Assessment (OTBA) preparation feature to help boost your preparation levels. This feature is for students in classes IX and XI under CBSE board. This feature is aimed to help you put your best foot forward in the OTBA section. Now you can practice with 8-10 sample tests for each of the two themes as spelt out by CBSE. Designed strictly as per the CBSE samples, the sample papers under Meritnation’s OTBA feature cover all possible types of questions. Class IX students can practice for OTBA using sample papers for Science, Social Science, Maths & English, while class XI students have OTBA sample papers from Biology and Economics to practice.

Select OTBA here

A student attempting the OTBA section needs to be thorough with not only the basics of a concept, but also needs to learn how to apply all that he has learnt so far to solve the given problem.

To access the OTBA sample papers on the website simply log on to the website. The OTBA sample papers will be visible under the ‘Tests’ dropdown. As a free user you can view 2 sample test papers for each theme, while a paid subscription entitles you access to all the sample OTBA papers for your class.


So what are you waiting for? Check it out now! 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OTBA Test Preparation Feature:

  • For CBSE class IX and XI students
  • 8-10 Sample papers for each of the 2 themes provided by CBSE
  • Strictly based on CBSE samples
  • Covers all possible question types
  • Relevant to both students and teachers
  • Focuses on testing higher order thinking skills
  • Helps analyse the themes from different perspectives
  • Includes model/outline answers for all questions

All the best

Team Meritnation

Add Comment Total Comments (9)

  • 1. Nidhi  |  December 22nd, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    ‘Thanks to one of them who started OTBA system…………….!!!!’

  • 2. m.sabrina  |  February 12th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    meritnation is my key to the door of success.

  • 3. m.sabrina  |  February 12th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    meritnation has is my key to the door of success.

  • 4. gauri wyawahare  |  January 23rd, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    thanxx meritnation for providing us with otba

  • 5. Emmanuel Shaji  |  January 20th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks meritnation…., You have helped me a lot in covering the portions…

  • 6. Sanjeet Rathod  |  January 14th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    This is very good that meritnaton has provided us with OTBA. This helped me a lot to understand what this is.

  • 7. antara  |  January 13th, 2014 at 8:02 pm


  • 8. harshada  |  January 12th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    its awesome… really helping me for otba..

  • 9. Prachi Sharma  |  January 11th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    thnx!!! meritnation, you helped me a lot!!!


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