India is believed to be the second largest higher education system in the world with over 950 universities and 45,000 colleges. With an aim to encourage the inbound international student community to experience quality academic learning from the premier institutes in the country, the government of India started a flagship project "Study in India" in 2018.
'PRAGATII' (Performance Rating of Applicants through Global Aptitude Test for Indian Institutes) previously called as Indian Scholastic Assessment or Ind-SAT is conducted for foreign students seeking scholarships with Study in India (SII). Explore all the details about the PRAGATII or Indian Scholastic Assessment scholarship exam.
What Is PRAGATII (Indian Scholastic Assessment) Exam?
The organiser of PRAGATII, Study in India, will shortlist the international students who seek scholarships through a standardized online proctored test. The scores obtained in the PRAGATII will serve as a criterion to allocate scholarships to meritorious students.
Candidates should have meritorious academic history besides applied to Study in India and have received admission in any of the partner institutes. One who has shown interest will be eligible to apply for the SII scholarship. The registration links will be provided to apply for the PRAGATII exam.
PRAGATII Exam Pattern
- The PRAGATII is an online proctored exam.
- The medium of question paper is English.
- The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
- The question paper is objective (multiple choice questions).
- There is no negative marking for wrong answers or unattempted questions.
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The PRAGATII scholarship exam consists of three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Check the syllabus below.
Verbal Reasoning: Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Paragraph completion and inference, Parajumbles, Analogies, Antonyms, Synonyms, One-word substitution, Sentence correction, Idioms &Phrases.
Quantitative Aptitude: Algebra, Averages, Equations - Linear & Quadratic, Geometry, HCF & LCM, Number System, Partnership, Percentages, Progressions - Arithmetic, Geometry, Profit and Loss, Ratios and Proportions, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and Time, Interest.
Logical Reasoning: Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Direction sense, Series/Sequencing, Syllogism, Venn diagrams, Rankings, Puzzles, Coding & Decoding.
PRAGATII Mock Test
The exam authority, Study in India, offers PRAGATII mock test is to get familiar with the exam and avoid any issues/difficulties in the main exam. It will give a virtual experience to students with the methodology of the PRAGATII exam. The registered candidates can take PRAGATII mock test as many times one wants within the allotted time and date.
Last year, the PRAGATII exam was held in the following countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The official sources suggest around 5000 candidates successfully appeared for the exam. The PRAGATII test result will be available on the student dashboard.