The ability to reason logically and present arguments in honest and convincing ways is skill that is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. In mathematics, students learn that, with proper reasoning and assumptions, they can arrive at results that they can fully trust
to be true in a wide variety of real-life contexts. While applying mathematics in daily life students develop the competencies required for mathematisation.
During the process of mathematisation students recognize and identify opportunities to use mathematics and then provide mathematical structure to a problem presented in some contextualized form. It is important that students apply mathematical concepts, facts, procedures and reasoning to solve mathematically formulated problems to obtain mathematical conclusions. Students should also be able to reflect upon mathematical solutions, results or conclusions and interpret them in the context of the real-life problem.
To promote above mentioned competencies among students through joyful assessment, a Ganit Challenge is being conducted by CBSE. The Computer Based Test will mainly focus on the extent to which children are able to apply mathematics to their daily life.
First stage: All students of class VIII-X in CBSE affiliated schools.
Second stage: Top three students from each affiliated school registered for the first stage.
Areas of Assessment
(i) Application of Mathematics in daily life (20 marks)
1. Change and relationships
2. Space and Shape
4. Uncertainty and data
(ii) Joy of Mathematics Learning (20 marks)
2. History of Mathematics
3. Current affairs in Mathematics
4. Mathematics all around us
(iii) Mathematical ability (20 marks)
1. Numerical Ability
3. Spatial Ability
Test duration and total marks
Test will be of one hour with objective type questions. Total weightage shall be 60 marks and there shall be no negative marks.
An affiliated school can apply through the link available on this page on or before 15th November 2019 till 5.30 p.m. No fees shall be charged for the first stage.
During the period from 18th to 22nd November 2019 a question paper will be made available to the registered schools with answer keys through the online link.
The school registered shall conduct the test and identify three top students by administering the test. In case more than three students getting same mark at the top level, a suitable screening test may be conducted by the schools at their own level to identify the top three students.
Schools shall register the names of these three top students by paying Rs. 900/- fees by logging in through the online link during 18 to 25th November 2019. During this stage, this link can only be accessed by the schools which registered for the test before the last date.
A computer based test will be conducted by the board for the top three students registered from each school on 29th November 2019. Only the schools who have completed the first stage shall be eligible for the second stage.
The detailed modalities of conduct of the test shall be communicated to the schools that register class VIII-X students for the challenge.
Top 100 students from each CBSE region will be given Merit certificates.
10 schools from each region with maximum number of student participation in the first stage shall be given an appreciation certificate by the Board.
For any clarifications you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01123237780.