NCERT new test to identify students for suitable streams

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has devised a new test that will identify the children with potential and inherent abilities and help them opt for suitable streams in higher classes.

The department of psychology and foundation of education of NCERT is presently finalizing the guidelines for the test, which will be taken in Class 9, by implementing it at regional institutes, including Kendriya Vidyalayas, on trial basis. The test will be implemented soon, said sources.

This is not going to be a test only rather it’s more about judging students’ aptitude. Students have their own strength and weakness as per subjects. And this test will help them discover the techniques they already posses. This is not a textbook-based test. It will check the students’ perceptive ability and mechanical reasoning, among other factors, reported Hindustan Times quoting an NCERT official.

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Students will take the test, comprising verbal and non-verbal sections and seven sub-tests, at individual-level. Besides, diagrams and figures will be used to test the verbal, mechanical, abstract, spatial and perceptive rationale of the students, the official added.

NCERT is also in discussions with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to implement it in all the affiliated schools of the board. Meanwhile, the council has already made it clear that it will provide all the required tools and materials to CBSE for the test, sources said.