Aptitude Test :
The aptitude reflects the inherent capacity, or talent of a child.Aptitude testing is a student friendly, universally accepted mode of rating capabilities for a particular activity. Aptitude tests are known to be reliable predictors of future scholastic achievements as they provide a profile of the strengths and weaknesses of a student.
CBSE Student’s Global Aptitude Index (SGAI) :
CBSE has made concertedefforts in developing the first ever Student’s Global Aptitude Index (SGAI). The approach of CBSE- SGAI emphasizes upon the fact that each individual is unique. SGAI is a psychological tool of assessment which measures various indices such as aptitude, interest and personality. It has been designed for class X students.In the interest of new schools, it is reiterated that:
SGAI is a psychological tool of assessment with the purpose of empowering adolescents with “Self- Knowledge” in terms of the Aptitude, Interest and Personality. This is anOptional Activity for students and schoolsdesigned for class X Students. Unlike the conventional Aptitude Tests, which indicate professional orientations the CBSE SGAI attempts to indicate subject orientations at + 2 level.
It has been customized to suit the Indian context and variety of student population in CBSE affiliated Private, Government and Aided Schools. CBSE- SGAI is not an examination. It is a simple paper and pencil test. There are no right or wrong answers, negative marking, pass or fail. No syllabus and special preparation is required for CBSE- SGAI. Mental preparedness and sincere responses are the pre-requisites for this test. SGAI scores may depend upon child’s environmental stimulus and motivation level. The purpose of CBSE SGAI is limited to help the larger population including parents, teachers and students to initiate a dialogue on subject choices that lead to effective career planning later in life. Final decision on the subject choices may be taken in consultation with teachers and parents.
Started in the year 2011, the second edition of CBSE SGAI was held in 2012. More than 3, 00,000students have so far opted for CBSE-SGAI in the last two years worldwide.Among the other valuable responses received from schools, parents and students, the need for such an assessment has also been highlighted.
Advocacy Material and Orientation
The Board hasspecially designed Teacher Manualcomprising of various activities to be conducted with students and parents for sensitisation and climate building. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)have also been designed for facilitation of public. This material is accessible on CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in
Registration for CBSE SGAI-2013
The third edition of CBSE SGAI will be held on Sunday, 20th January, 2013. Schools have been givenonline registration facility at www.cbse.nic.in till 31st October, 2012. All details with a nominal fee of `100/- per student may be sent by 10th November 2012 to:
Smt. Rama Sharma
PRO & Project In-Charge (SGAI)
Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, PreetVihar, Delhi – 110092
It is important to mention here that the Board has been receiving several requests directly from the parents and students where schools have not opted for CBSE –SGAI. There is no provision for individual or direct registration of such students as of now. Therefore, schools are requested to co-operate with such parents and students and enable them to avail the facility of CBSE- SGAI assessment.
Assessment and Score Cards of CBSE-SGAI 2013 by the Board :
First of its kind in the country, CBSE SGAI will take its time to be linked to the school system.The assessment and interpretation of scores will be done by the board under the supervision of an expert panel.Schools are expected to send the response-booklets after 20th January, 2013 at the above address.The board will issue school wise scorecards to individual students after analysis and interpretation.
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