CBSE to Launch the ‘TAMANNA’ Aptitude Test for Class 9 & 10 Students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in collaboration with the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), have launched an online aptitude test called as ‘Tamanna’ (Try and Measure Aptitude and Natural Abilities) in an attempt to help out the students in making the right career choices.

The official statement released by CBSE says, “Under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi have developed Tamanna – an Aptitude Test for Senior School Students to enable stakeholders knowing the aptitude of students of classes IX and X”.

Tamanna is basically an aptitude test that aims at helping students of class 9 and 10 make a better choice of subjects eventually helping them in making an informed decision while choosing subjects in Class 11th and 12th. The CBSE KYA (Know Your Aptitude) exam will access a student’s weaknesses and strengths in academics.

Details about the use of aptitude test, dimensions measured in test, construction and standardization of the test, administration and scoring and understanding the meaning of aptitude test scores will be all available in the test manual. CBSE has already conducted a piloting of the test with 17,000 students of class 9 and 10 across the country.

As per the CBSE circular, the registration for KYA will begin from January 29 2020 on its official website. Student’s can appear for the test using the school’s login-id on any working day. The Tamanna Test is designed to provide information regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the student and there is no pass or fail criteria in this test. It should be voluntarily taken by the students and must not be used to impose any subject, courses of study and/or vocations etc. on the students.   

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