NBSE Request Schools to Administer TAMANNA Aptitude Test for Classes IX & X

Kohima, April 05 (NEx): The Nagaland Board of School Education requested all Heads of Registered Institutions to administer TAMANNA aptitude test for the students of Classes IX & X in the interests of the students.

The board informed all Heads of Registered Institutions that, the Ministry of Education, Government of India has directed State Boards to administer an aptitude test for students of Classes IX & X, which is titled, TAMANNA (Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities).

The aptitude test is developed by the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and aims to support students in making choices regarding educational/vocational courses as well as career-related decisions and enable stakeholders to know the aptitude of students of Classes IX & X.

The details about use of aptitude test, dimensions measured in the test, construction and standardization of the test, administration & scoring, and understanding the meaning of aptitude test scores are available in the following manuals:

*Test Booklet which contains items related to the seven dimensions, i.e. Language Aptitude, Abstract Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Mechanical Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, Spatial Aptitude and Perceptual Aptitude.

*Guide for Teachers and Parents for administration, scoring and understanding the test scores.

*Technical Manual which provides details of test construction and standardization.

The board informed that two videos have also been prepared to familiarize school Principals and teachers with different aspects of the aptitude test. Soft copy (pdf) and videos are also available on https://ncert.nic.in/tamanna/index.html

It further said that, school-wise report about the students who have taken the test in the prescribed format may be furnished directly to the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) at tamanna.ncert@ciet.nic.in

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