The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education will launch an online aptitude test for the Class 9 and 10 students. The Aptitude Test named ‘Tamanna’ will help the students in making an informed decision regarding their choices of subjects and also help then to decide a career option most suitable for them by noting their strong points.
The CBSE recently conducted a pilot test for 17000 class 9 and 19 students across the country.
Delhi Public School Sector 40 Principal Reema Dewan while explaining the about the test said that the aptitude test is known as ‘Know Your Aptitude’ (KYA) which is conducted by the NCERT and controlled by the CBSE which is also planning to train the teachers to assess the test. The initiative of the NCERT and the CBSE through this test is to help students conduct a self-analysis so that they can choose the right subjects ahead.
The aptitude test will be conducted online covering sections including Language Aptitude, Abstract Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Mechanical Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, Spatial Aptitude, and Perpetual Aptitude. The board has also instructed the teachers to follow the guidelines given on the official website of the NCERT regarding the test.
The sections of the examinations will help the students to analyze their strengths and provide them with options for selecting careers. The notification of the test states that the examination will not have a pass or fail and has to be taken by a candidate voluntarily and must not be used to impose any subject, course or study field on them.
Securing marks in each of the sections will directly imply the career option related to it. This will help the students to analyse their string points and choose a career from the option available under the particular section.
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