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Maharashtra’s Class 10 students can view their aptitude test results from 3pm today

Education minister Vinod Tawde introduced the tests last year to help students plan their careers after Class 10

mumbai Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:05 IST
Puja Pednekar
The tests were conducted to assess students’ skills and interests, to help them make an informed  career choice.
The tests were conducted to assess students’ skills and interests, to help them make an informed career choice.(HT File)

Class 10 students of the Maharashtra state board can view the results of their aptitude test on Wednesday at 3pm on http://www.mahacareermitra.in.

Using their seat number, students can download detailed reports on their areas of interests and professions that they can excel in, along with career guidance.

Aptitude tests were conducted in February for students appearing for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams to assess their skills and interests and help them make informed career choices.

They were introduced last year by Vinod Tawde education minister to help students in planning​ their careers after class 10.

A separate portal has been created by the Maharashtra state government along with Pune-based, Shyamchi Aai foundation this year for aptitude test results and career advice. The portal and a new mobile application will be inaugurated by Tawde and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister, in Pune at 1 pm.

Based on their career reports, students can also call a new helpline for telecounselling by professional career counsellors. They will answer queries on subjects and courses to opt for and job opportunities in different fields.

Last year, the results were declared on the Institute of Vocational Guidance and Selection (IVGS) website but students faced difficulties in logging onto the website due to server problems.

Additionally, Tawde had skirted controversy last year for publishing his photo on the aptitude test report card handed to students along with their SSC results.

The minister’s picture was juxtaposed next to some text explaining why the test was conducted for the first time in Maharashtra along with a congratulatory message.

Academicians had called it tacky and criticised Tawde, but he justified his actions stating that the photograph was added as a personal message to the students.