The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct the fourth Students Global Aptitude Index (SGAI) assessment test in November in order To assist the students of Classes IX and X students in choosing subjects for their senior secondary classes. The SGAI will assist students to evaluate their aptitude.
It will an optional test containing psychological questions rather than the textbook questions. The SGAI test will offer complete counselling through psychological test to know the area where students can achieve better.
Rajiv Ranjan, Principal of Baldwin Academy and the CBSE city coordinator for 2013 Board exams, stated that "When students pass Class X, 95% of them want to opt for PCM (physics, chemistry and maths), and later pursue engineering. However, SGAI would assist the students to know the area in which they have more potential.,"
He further added that this is the best scientific way also to get know about the best career option for a student that also help parents in knowing their child in a better way.
Many city’s schools have notified the students regarding the assessment test. As per the circular of the CBSE, Schools can online register for the assessment test before 15 October 2013 by paying Rs 100 as test fee. For format and details for filling the SGAI assessment test, log on to the CBSE website, www.cbse.nic.in.
Earlier the test was conducted in January, but due to the request of the parents and the school teachers the board has decided to organize the test before. So that students will get the result prior to the board examination. Advocacy material is provided by the CBSE in the form of PowerPoint presentations, teacher's manual of activities and posters etc. to conduct SGAI orientation programs in schools.
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