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What is Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy?

According to the revised version of Bloom’s Taxonomy, there are six cognitive learning. These six levels are applying, remembering, analyzing, understanding, creating, and evaluating.

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy’s Usage in Assessment

They are helpful because some verbs are appropriate at a particular level. Also, it is helpful in learning. Some students may show a list that they have learned the topic. But this does not display its capabilities. And what they have learned.

For example Students’ may list out the part of various prime minister in Indian Independence. Similarly, they can tell the difference between positive and negative particles.

Six Stages of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy


It means that the students can recover, remember and know applicable knowledge from their memory. Also, it helps to recover information from long-term memory. Suitable learning verbs for this level are: choose, define, find, how, tag, list, match, quote, sketch, tell, select, show, what, when, where, which, etc.

Their examples are: List prime and composite number, to recall dates of important events, and remember the formula, etc.


Understand reveal understanding through one or more outlines of explanation. Also, it helps in organize, compare, translate, interpret and give a description. Suitable learning verbs for this level are: classify, relate, explain, outline, summarize, translate, infer, illustrate, contrast, rephrase, etc.

The example can be: classify a disease, compare two related processes, summarize features of a product, etc.


Apply means that students use their knowledge in new conditions to gain results. In addition, it also performs a method by a given method. The suitable verbs for apply are: apply, build, develop, select, utilize, solve, make use of, model, plan, interview, experiment with, etc.

Their examples are: make different between squares and triangles, using trigonometry formula to solve the problem, do pH test of different soap bars, etc.


To analyze means to break materials into its regular elements. Furthermore, it establishes how parts relate to other parts. It also performs the process in a given situation. Suitable verbs for analyzing are: assume, discover, divide, inspect, motive, relationship, examine, function, compare, divide, categorize, etc.

Examples are: To analyze the connection between flora and fauna, select the fullest list of actions, find the difference between cultures, etc.


Evaluate means to judge on the basis of principles and norms. It also validates a course of action taken by students or teachers. Furthermore, it identifies the success of the process. Its suitable verbs are: agree, assess, criteria, decide, deduct, defend, choose, award, mark, measure, prove, rate, opinion, perceive, etc.

Evaluate examples are: decide whether scientist’s end result matches with experimental data, Judge the efficiency of a technique or method, verify the progress of someone, etc.


It means to put elements together to form a new logical or practical entity. Also, it rearranges elements to form a new model or structure. Creates’ suitable verbs are: adapt, combine, delete, happen, imagine, originate, predict, propose, design, discuss, develop, build, etc.

Example of creating are: on the basis of criteria develop a hypothesis, make a new course outline for students, develop a new formula, etc.

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