A whopping 70,000 students participated in the first Student’s Global Aptitude Index conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education on 13 January 2013.
At the moment, more than three lakh Class 10 students have opted for this test , which further indicates the subject preference for the senior secondary level.
The test is conducted by the board across the country and worldwide. One of its kind, Global Aptitude Index is also a psychological tool which combines aptitude, interest, personality and academic achievements as components for a student’s assessment. Students must note that SGAI is optional for both schools and students.
This is holistically aimed at helping students to choose subjects at the senior secondary level. Also, the primary motive of SGAI is to sensitize parents, teachers and students and initiate a dialogue on effective career planning.
The test has been designed by a team of experts that include psychometrics, psychiatrists and practising school counselors.
Lastly, the assessment and interpretation of scores of SGAI 2013 will be done by the board under the supervision of an expert panel. Score cards will be issued to individual students once the analysis and interpretation is done.
On the other hand, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is organising a teachers' training workshop on hospitality and tourism between 28-30 January 2013.