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About 70k CBSE Students Took Global Aptitude Test

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CBSE Students Takes Aptitude Test
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), conducted its very first Global Aptitude Index for the year. And around 70,000 students from CBSE schools had taken part in this aptitude test.

The sources reveal that more than 3 lakh students from CBSE Class 10 had opted for this test which inturn shows the subject preference for Senior Secondary level of Education.

Mr. Vineet Joshi, CBSE Chairman said "The test is conducts for CBSE schools across India and world wide. It is a first of its kind SGAI which is a psychological tool that combines aptitude, interest, personality and academic achievements as components for a student's assessment. SGAI is optional for schools as well as students."

"The main motto of conducting this test is aimed at helping students choose subjects at the senior secondary level. And the purpose of SGAI is to sensitize parents, teachers and students and initiate a dialogue on effective career planning", he added.

This Global Aptitude Index Test has been designed by a team of experts that includes psychometrics, psychiatrists and practicing school counsellors. The test has been customized to suit the Indian context and the variety of students in CBSE affiliated private, Government and government-aided schools.

"The need of such an assessment has often been highlighted by schools, parents and students, during survey's conducted by the board", added Mr.Joshi.

The assessment and interpretation of scores of SGAI 2013 will be done by the Board under the supervision of an expert panel. Score cards will be issued to individual students after the analysis and interpretation. It is considered as an 'indicator' or a 'facilitator' at the time of choosing subjects. And on a standard basis, final decision on subject choices should be taken on the basis of assessment from other sources together with consultation and consensus of parents, teachers and students.

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