CBSE to hold aptitude test for Class IX,X students in Nov

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct its fourth Students Global Aptitude Index,an assessment test for the city school students of Classes IX and X in November,to help them choose subjects for their senior secondary classes as per their aptitude

Written by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Published:September 11, 2013 3:06 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct its fourth Students Global Aptitude Index (SGAI),an assessment test for the city school students of Classes IX and X in November,to help them choose subjects for their senior secondary classes as per their aptitude.

RK Khanderao,CBSE regional officer,Panchkula said,“The Student Global Aptitude test will be conducted in the month of November,this year. The interested students can register themselves in their respective schools.”

The KBDAV School,on behalf of CBSE will conduct a workshop-cum-orientation programme for the city school teachers and counsellors on September 14,where they will be given training to conduct such aptitude tests.

Also,CBSE will assign resource persons to train the teachers,who can can register themselves on September 14 from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm at the school premises.

Madhu Behl,principal,KBDAV School in Sector 7 said,“This global aptitude test is a very informal test which visualises the mental ability and capability of the students such that they could easily choose the subject for their senior secondary classes as per their aptitude. The test doesn’t ask questions from the text book. It is entirely a general ability test including psychological questions.”

All schools have been sent letters asking them to prepare a list of all the students who will undertake the aptitude test.

It is not mandatory for all students to take this test,but the interested students of Classes IX and X who want to know their aptitude for a particular stream,after passing out from Class X can register themselves by paying a nominal fees of Rs 100.

Also,the students can also log on to the CBSE website,www.cbse.nic.in,to know the format and details of SGAI assessment test.

“After passing out from Class X,students struggle with the question of which stream they should opt for. The aptitude test would help these students about the right stream as per their aptitude. Most of the students who score 90% and above opt for medical or non-medial streams out of peer pressure even if they don’t have the aptitude for the science subjects. The test would evaluate their aptitude,enabling them to choose the right option,” added Behl.

Meanwhile,the principal of Delhi Public School,Sector 40,Reema Dewan said,“SGAI is a platform which helps to plan their career in advance. It provides an adequate amount of clarity among students regarding their own preferences,otherwise many students,after taking particular a stream,regret taking it up. Scoring higher percentages doesn’t confine a student to only to the Science stream. One needs to have an aptitude towards a certain field.”

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