CBSE's aptitude test for Class IX,
X students in Nov
What next - science, arts or commerce? The question haunts
most of the Class X students as the write their final exam.
To help Classes IX and X students choose subjects for their
senior secondary classes, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will
conduct the fourth Students Global Aptitude Index (SGAI) assessment test in
November. The SGAI will help students know their aptitude. Its questions will
not be from the text books. They will only include psychological questions. The
test is optional for students.
SGAI provides complete counselling through psychological
measures to help students opt for different streams in Class XI according to
their aptitude. "When students pass Class X, 95% of them want to opt for PCM
(physics, chemistry and maths), and later pursue engineering. But, SGAI would
help the students know the area in which their potential is higher," said
Baldwin Academy principal Rajiv Ranjan, who was also the CBSE city coordinator
for 2013 Board exams.
According to Ranjan, most of the parents also want their
children to become engineers without knowing their preferences. "Activities such
as SGAI would help students scientifically know about better career choices for
them," he said.
Courtesy : The Times of India