The Directorate of School Education Jammu has launched the Tamanna Aptitude Test to aid students to make precise academic choices and career-specific decisions. The concerned authorities of the DSEJ have announced the launch of the test on Wednesday. Aiming at helping the students of government schools in the region, the directorate has launched the test. Anuradha Gupta, the School Education Jammu Director said that the DSEJ initiated the aptitude testing procedure on Tuesday.
She further added, ‘To begin with, the Counselling Cell of the DSEJ conducted two days’ online orientation-cum-training programme of faculty counsellors of Jammu division from winter zone, in which 500 faculty counsellors and psychological task force members were trained for conducting the test on the students.’ Gupta said that the test will be conducted in offline mode. Before holding the actual test, a lot of training sessions will be conducted, as per the statement of Ms. Gupta.
Tamanna Test means Try and Measure Aptitude and Natural Abilities. This particular aptitude test has been developed for senior school students by the National Council of Educational Research and Training [NCERT], New Delhi, under the authority of the Union Ministry of Education. Ms. Gupta said that the test comprises various items on a total of 7 dimensions measured in aptitude testing. It includes Abstract Reasoning [AR], Language Aptitude [LA], Numerical Reasoning [NR], Verbal Reasoning [VR], Spatial Aptitude [SA], Mechanical Reasoning [MR], and Perceptual Aptitude [PA].
Besides this, the test also comprises a technical manual. It helps the students of 9th and 10th classes to make a better choice of subjects. The official stated that the DSEJ has taken the lead by being the initial body to aid students to take the advantage of this test. As the test is currently in its first phase, the Counselling Cell has been asked to make appropriate reports after holding the test. This helps them give proper inputs to the agency concerned for its further standardization if required, said Gupta.
The Winter zone schools will be opening from 1st March. The capacity-development of teachers will be done to mentor and guide the candidates. The director said, ‘In the new session, this test will be used as a tool to facilitate students for self-awareness, academic choice-making, and understanding their aptitude for career decision making. It is to add that pilot testing of this test was successfully conducted in all the 11 zones of Udhampur district.’
Romesh Sharma, the DSEJ Counselling Cell head suggested faculty counsellors utilize the test as a complementary tool for exploring and understanding the abilities of the students. He has given the advise at the successful completion of the 2-day programme. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest educational updates.