cbse news 2019

Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities (TAMANNA)

The full form of ‘Tamanna’ is Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities. The National Council for Education, Research and Training and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have together developed an Aptitude test for its Senior Students called ‘Tamanna.’ With this, the stakeholders would get an idea about the aptitude of students of Class IX and X who study in the schools affiliated under the CBSE.


Under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India this Test Module was developed by both the Education Bodies in the form of a collaborative work. Over 17,000 students from different cities of India have already appeared for this Module as a part of its Pilot Test. 


An official from the MHRD stated that the parents, students and teachers need to remember that the aptitude test is capable of providing information regarding a student’s strength. The concept of pass or fail has not been included in this module as of now. Only those students who are genuinely interested should take this test. Teachers should not impose it as a part of any subject or vocation. 


Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Union HRD Minister said that every student is unique and they differ from each other. They may vary if you compare their physical and psychological attributes such as interest, personality, aptitude etc. The students must take this test to strengthen their knowledge.


Both CBSE and NCERT had worked in a rigorous manner to come up with this test module. The module has been divided into sub-tests of seven categories – 

  1. Mechanical Reasoning (MR), 
  2. Perceptual Aptitude (PA),
  3. Language Aptitude (LA), 
  4. Spatial Aptitude (SA), 
  5. Numerical Aptitude (NA), 
  6. Verbal Reasoning (VR) and 
  7. Abstract Reasoning (AR). 


These sections give an idea about standardization and construction of tests. It also contains guidance manuals for teachers, parents and students. 
The test manual can be downloaded in PDF format from the official website of the CBSE as well as NCERT.