NBSE notifies on aptitude test
Dimapur, April 5 (EMN): Nagaland Board of School Education has informed all heads of registered institutions to administer an aptitude test for students of classes 9 and 10, directed by the ministry of Education, government of India.
An update from DIPR on Monday informed that the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has developed an aptitude test titled–Tamanna (try and measure aptitude and natural abilities) — to support students in making choices regarding educational/vocational courses and career-related decisions to enable stakeholders know the aptitude of students in classes 9 and 10.
It said that the details about use of aptitude test, dimensions measured in the test, construction and standardisation, administration and scoring, and understanding the meaning of aptitude test scores would be available in a test booklet, which contains items related to the seven dimensions–language aptitude, abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning, mechanical reasoning, numerical aptitude, spatial aptitude and perceptual aptitude; guide for teachers and parents for administration, scoring and understanding the test scores; and technical manual, which provides details of test construction and standardisation.
It stated that two videos had also been prepared to familiarise school principals and teachers with different aspects of the aptitude test. Soft copy (pdf) and videos would be available on https://ncert.nic.in/tamanna/index.html. It said that schools should furnish report about the students, who have taken the test in the prescribed format directly to the NCERT at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ministry has requested all heads of registered institutions to administer this test for the students of classes 9 and 10 in the interests of the students, it further read.