Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SGAI - Student Global Aptitude Index - Date announced

CBSE announced the date forfourth edition of  SGAI - Student Global Aptitude Index (A test to identify the aptitudes of student)


The Fourth Edition of CBSE SGAI will be held on 16 November 2013.


What is SGAI?


Many students do not apply for SGAI because of the ignorance about the test.


The CBSE SGAI is meant for X grade students and is an optional activity, for schools and students.




A team of Experts in psychometrics, practicing psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors design and develop SGAI and its assessment scheme.


Assessment of CBSE SGAI is done under the supervision of an expert panel and assessment reports are issued by the Board.


Salient features of SGAI


Central Board of Secondary Education


§   The CBSE SGAI is an optional activity meant for class X students studying in CBSE affiliated schools across the world.


§   CBSE SGAI is a collection of indices such as aptitude, interests and motivation.


§ Unlike the conventional Aptitude assessment, which indicate professional orientations the CBSE SGAI attempts to indicate subject orientations at +2 level.


§ It has been customized to suit the Indian context and variety of student population in CBSE affiliated Private, Government and Aided Schools.


§   CBSE SGAI is not an examination.


§   It is a simple paper and pencil assessments of 1 to 1.5 hours duration.


§   There is NO negative marking, pass or fail.


§   No syllabus and special preparation is required for CBSE SGAI.


§   Mental preparedness and sincere responses are the pre- requisites for this assessment as SGAI assessment may depend upon child’s environmental stimulus and motivation level.


§   CBSE- SGAI should be taken only as an indicator or a facilitator.


§  The purpose of CBSE SGAI is to help the larger population including parents, teachers and students to initiate a dialog on academic  choices that lead to effective career planning later in life.


§  Final decision on the academic choices may be taken in consultation with teachers and parents.






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