Cognitive level analysis of STEM Subject Questions - Indian School Boards (ICSE, CBSE, NIOS): 2011 - 2020

Published: 30 June 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/48nfn95jc8.2
, Syaamantak Das,


Name of the project: A comparative study using Bloom’s Taxonomy to evaluate the cognitive levels of secondary school STEM exam questions in Indian School Boards. Project description: In this research dataset, we provide a collection of 3071 STEM subject assessment questions. These questions are from grade 10 (school leaving exam) for three different national school boards in India. They are annotated with the most suitable cognitive level based on inter-annotator agreement by three annotator. Dataset abstract: The three boards are: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The language of the questions are in English. There are total 3071 questions (CBSE - 1274, ICSE - 838, NIOS - 959) Subject wise division of questions: Science: 1291 (CBSE - 381, ICSE - 522 [Combining Physics, Chemistry and Biology], NIOS - 388), Mathematics: 1780 (CBSE- 893, ICSE -316, NIOS -571). Data type: Character. Principal investigator and collaborators: Prof. Syaamantak Das (ET, IIT Bombay), Vijay Prakash (ET, IIT Bombay), Nandagopal KS and Anirban Roy Choudhury (IISER Pune) Contact information: Time period of data collection: June 2022 - July 2022 Subject/keywords: Assessment questions, Indian School Boards, Cognitive level. Licence: CC BY NC 3.0 Filetype: Compressed file (.zip format) consisting of files in .xlsx format.


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Question papers are sourced from: 1. NIOS - 2. ICSE - Physical copies and 3. CBSE - Physical copies and


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Science Education Research Pune


Education, Assessment, School Evaluation