Cognitive style refers to the preferred way individual processes information. Unlike individual differences
in abilities, which describe peak performance, styles describe a person’s typical mode of thinking,
remembering or problem solving. In teaching it is the most important variable affecting the students in
academics. The present study is based on the cognitive styles of boys and girls of senior secondary
students. Simple random sampling technique has been used to collect the sample. 50 boys and 50 girls of
senior secondary school have been selected for the study purpose. For result analysis, the chi- square test
has been used. Significant difference has been found between cognitive styles of Hence investigator feels
that there is a need for the development of new instructional programs that could accommodate the unique
styles of the individual students.