CBSE Introduces Know Your Aptitude (KYA) Exam – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on January 10, issued a statement to inform about the Know Your Aptitude (KYA) exam, an Aptitude test for class 9, 10 students to help them assess their strength and weakness. The aptitude test aims at helping students make an informative decision while choosing subjects in class 11, 12.
It is a joint effort of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and CBSE to empower the learners. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi has developed the tool for Knowing the Aptitude of students of classes IX and X and the Board has developed a mechanism to administer this valuable tool in its affiliated schools.
The board has asked the affiliated school to register for KYA, but has not made it compulsory. As per the statement schools will be able to register for the same from January 31, 2019 (11:00 am) onwards from CBSE website, cbse.nic.in
CBSE official statement reads – “As students enter secondary stage of schooling, they move closer to making many important career choices, one of which is deciding subjects to be studied at senior secondary level such as Humanities, Commerce, Science or Vocational.”
“Information about aptitude is useful for students in seeking academic and or career guidance. It is to be used keeping in view the students’ needs and their stage of education. The information about a student’s strengths and limitations would also help parents, teachers and the school administrators to extend support to the student while making such decisions” is also said in the statement.
Students will be able to take the test using the school’s log-in id on any working day. The KYA score and assessment details of students will be made available to both parents and teachers.
The CBSE will also provide booklets to help teachers be trained in scoring, assessment and technical understanding of the exam.