CBSE Class 11 PSA Sample Paper for Assessment of Speaking listening

CBSE PSA Sample Paper for Class 11 CBSE exams for CBSE Students. Based on CBSE and CCE guidelines. The students should practice these Question Papers to gain perfection which will help him to get more marks in CBSE examination. Please refer to more CBSE Class 11 question papers in other links. The CBSE Question papers are prepared based on trend in past examinations and expected questions in CBSE exams. Its always recommended by CBSE to practice the papers released by CBSE to get better exams in CBSE exams. CBSE Last Year Question Papers for class 11 for final/ term/ SA1/ SA2 Examinations conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education for all CBSE affiliated schools in India and abroad. Please refer to more CBSE Class Xl sample papers, question papers, HOTs etc in other links.


CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) the flagship project of CBSE has clearly outlined the significance of speaking and listening skills as part of co-scholastic areas of achievement by every learner and also stresses the clear integration of evaluation of speaking and listening skills as a part of the curriculum transaction.

The formative assessment of these two skills along with other skills have been formally provisioned under CCE .But in the absence of Summative Assessment, we have not positioned the learner’s proficiency in Speaking and Listening thereby leading to a wash back effect of very little or no importance given to Speaking and Listening Skills in many classrooms . As a result a large population of students passes out of schools with inadequate competence in expressive communication skills.

As good communication skills raise the self esteem of a student, CBSE essentially desires that the students acquire proficiency in it by the time they leave the portals of the school. In the present day global markets, speaking and listening are considered to be the essential skills of real life. Since CBSE has the onerous responsibility of assessing scholastic and co-scholastic achievement levels of students in over 12000 schools affiliated to it , it has been felt for a long time that CBSE must focus on assessing speaking and listening skills for qualification as Summative Evaluation as much for Formative Assessment .

Considering this, CBSE proposes to give weightage in Formative and Summative assessments in ASL (Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills). This weightage is clearly specified in the 2014 curriculum document uploaded in the CBSE Academic website.

Guidelines for teachers to assess Speaking and Listening Skills in the term-end examination:


The Listening Comprehension section tests the candidate’s ability to listen for basic interpersonal, instructional and academic purposes. A number of sub-skills need to be developed in the every day classroom transaction. Given below are some of the sub-skills of listening which need to be assessed in the formative and summative assessments:

   i. Listening for specific information

   ii. Listening for general understanding

   iii. Predictive listening

   iv. Inferential listening

   v. Listening for pleasure

   vi. Intensive listening

   vii. Evaluative listening

Role of Assessor:

An assessor is a person who is assigned the job of assessing a candidate’s performance in any of the skills that is to be assessed.

For the purpose of the Summative Assessment, an assessor will be a teacher who would also be an examiner or an interlocutor who will conduct the examination and do the assessment if skills.

It is extremely important to keep in mind the factors listed below as they can significantly influence the expected outcome of the Listening Test.

Therefore, due care and attention must be given to each of the following:

    Size of the room

    Seating arrangements

    Acoustics of the room

    Equipment used

    Quality of the recording of the Listening Input

    Quality of the oral rendering of the Listening Input (in case it is to be read aloud by the Examiner), in terms of volume, clarity, enunciation, intonation, pace etc

Test Administration: For the Assessor (Teacher)

    1 Select the time and date of the assessment.

    2 Plan the seating arrangements in advance.

    3 Decide exactly as to how much time is to be reserved for instructions or any possible interaction regarding clarifications etc and for the actual test.

    4 Make the announcement giving General Instructions directed to the Candidate before the recording is played/before the reading of the text.

    5 Adhere strictly to the time specified for each of the three phases of the Test (Pre-listening, While Listening and Post-Listening)

    6. The general instruction given below should be followed while conducting the test.

The Listening Test

The Listening test comprises of a variety of task. These tasks are graded according to the length of the task and the difficulty level. Schools may download the sample tasks and reorganize them in two parts transcripts and the marking scheme for the interlocutor or the assessor and the worksheets for the students on which student swill write answers.

General Instructions for Students

You are not allowed to ask questions or interrupt the Assessor at any point.

    1 You are being tested on your Listening Skills.

    2 You will hear a set of recordings of the Listening Input or listen to a reading of the Listening Input.

    3 Each of the recording will be played twice. In case there is an oral rendering of the Listening Input, it shall take place twice.

    4 You are required to answer a set of questions based on each of the Listening Inputs.

    5 The test consists of 4/sections.

    6 You are required to attempt all 4 sections of the test.

    7 Familiarize yourself with the questions on the Worksheet. It will help you to answer them later on.

    8 After you have listened to the input, you will be given specified minutes to answer the questions on your worksheet

    9 You may answer the questions on your Worksheet while listening.

    10 Do not interact/comment until you have moved out of the Examination Room

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