An Innovative Aptitude Test
In today's competitive era, opting for a right career is a formidable challenge. Every kid has a different intelligence level and it's not easy for parents and teachers to measure or analyze it precisely.
Howard Gardner, Prof. at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a blueprint of Multiple Intelligence (MI) to measure kids' intelligence, based on seven different types.
This test measures both interest and intelligence.
In an initiative to help Indian students and parents to identify the right career, Jagran Prakashan Ltd. (Jagran Group) is organizing Indian Intelligence Test, a test which will analyze intelligence type and scholastic aptitude of each individual.
The test comprises of two parts. First part is Multiple Intelligence Test, to ascertain the type of child's intelligence. This is based on theory of multiple intelligence proposed by Prof. Gardner. Children shall have to answer statements based upon their aversions and inclinations in a multiple choice format.
The second part deals with scholastic aptitude and contains 150 multiple choice type questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
The test is being supported by Malviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi.
Bansal Classes Pvt. Ltd. is associated as
'Knowledge Partner' in this initiative as a part of its CSR activities. We have observed a lot of students landing up with careers not suited to their aptitude and thus failing to perform as per their potential.
Parents and schools get regular health check-ups of their children to ensure they remain healthy and are provided nutrition as per their individual requirement. There must be a similar regular check-up for child's aptitude. There was a huge gap in this area and this test should fill it.
This test will be simultaneously conducted in 32 cities across 7 states- UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, on 5th February, 2014. Irrespective of their education board, Students from 6th to 12th standard could participate in the test.