More students set to take CBSE global aptitude index test this year

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2014 15:38 IST

With an objective to help students know their interest in a specific stream after Class 10, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the students’ global aptitude index (SGAI) test in November.

It has been learnt that as compared to 2013, more number of students are expected to take part in this optional test this year, as it is being held in November instead of January.

Schools may register through online list of candidates for the SGAI by October 15. The fee, Rs 100 per student, can be deposited at the concerned regional offices.

In a recent circular, the board has stated that it will not entertain any separate registration for the test. Paramjit Kaur, principal, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, said, “The global aptitude index can help students, parents and teachers find out academic choices for students, which can benefit them in taking realistic decision while choosing subjects in Class 11.”

She also added that with the board’ decision to hold SGAI in November, schools are expecting more number of students to take part in the test.

“It aims to inform students about their aptitude and interests, thereby helping them to make a right choice while choosing a stream in Class 11,” she said. Pradeep Singh, principal, Shamrock Christian Senior Secondary School, Hambran Road, said, “As the education board has decided to do registration of students online through list of candidates (LOC), schools will be able to save a lot of time.”

Singh added the test could help students make a right choice while choosing their
stream in Class 11.”


The SGAI is a simple paper and pencil test of one and a half hour for the Class 10 students. In reality, it’s not a traditional examination, but a psychological test. There are no right or wrong answers, negative marking, pass or fail.

No syllabus and special preparations are required for the CBSE- SGAI. A student is expected to give sincere response to the assessment, as scores depends on environmental stimulus and motivation level of a student.

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