The date for the fourth edition of the Students' Global Aptitude Index (SGAI) test has been announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). As per the announcement, the SGAI test would be held on 16 November 2013 instead of January next year, as decided earlier.
The CBSE conducts SGAI at the pan India level. It is the first board of education in the country that started conducting such kind of aptitude assessment test. A paper pencil test nature, the SGAI was designed by a renowned team of field experts who customized the test in a manner to suit the Indian context. They developed the test keeping in mind the fact that each individual is unique in terms of aptitude, interest and motivation.
Besides empowering a student, the SGAI aims at initiating a dialogue on the decision making of academic choices among various stakeholders since subject choices of a student are often influenced by parents' expectations, peer pressure, social prestige and many such external factors. The major purpose of CBSE SGAI is to make parents, teacher and students think rational while making planning on effective career later in life.
The Board will start SGAI orientation programs for schools at various locations throughout the country and abroad.
Around 4, 00,000 students from 6000 schools across the world have taken CBSE-SGAI tests in the past three years. The Himachal Board of Higher Education, in collaboration with CBSE, has also conducted SGAI for Class X students.