CBSE & NCERT have developed TAMANNA (Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities), an aptitude test for school students. It will enable stakeholders to know the aptitude of students of Class 9th & Class 10th.TAMANNA is a collaborative work between the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) & National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), developed under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
As per the reports, CBSE conducted aptitude test in its affiliated school (across the country) and about 17,000 students appeared for the same. It was a pilot project now it will be available for all the students.
As per an official document, uncompromising procedures were followed by NCERT & CBSE for the development of this aptitude test. Various norms were framed from the data collected from 5491 students tested at 11 different locations in different regions of our country which makes it more appropriate to the Indian context.
According to the MHRD, these aptitude tests will assess strengths of students and there is no criteria such as fail or pass. Scoring, assessment and evaluation can be carried out in accordance with the details provided in the 'Teachers and Parents Guide.'
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a document stated that every student is unique & different from other students in terms of strength, height, weight etc and also has different psychological attributes such as personality, intelligence, aptitude, interest, etc.
"While one may be outspoken another may be submissive, some may be creative and flexible while others may be precise and specific, some may excel in expressing their views while some others may do well in reasoning with numbers. It is these variations which make each student unique and sets the base for their behavioural differences in different situations," HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal added.
Important documents such as test booklet, guide for teachers, technical manual etc can be downloaded from the link given above.
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