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Jammu admin launches ‘Tamanna’ aptitude test for counselling of students

Last Updated on February 25, 2021 at 7:41 pm

Officials announced that the Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) has launched the Tamanna aptitude test for government school students in the region to help them make better academic and career-related decisions.

Anuradha Gupta, School Education Jammu Director, said that the Counselling Cell of the DSEJ conducted two days’ online orientation-cum-training programme of faculty counsellors of Jammu division from winter zone. In this online orientation, 500 faculty counsellors and psychological task force members were trained for taking the test. More such training sessions will be conducted to train faculty counsellors.

The ‘Tamanna’ (Try and Measure Aptitude and Natural Abilities) test has been designed for senior school students by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Education.

She said that the test contains seven dimensions:

  • Language Aptitude (LA)
  • Abstract Reasoning (AR)
  • Verbal Reasoning (VR)
  • Mechanical Reasoning (MR)
  • Numerical Reasoning (NA)
  • Spatial Aptitude (SA)
  • and Perceptual Aptitude (PA)

Along with that, there will also be a technical manual. She said that the DSEJ is the first one to help students through this test. Since the test is being developed, the Counselling Cell is working to make proper reports after the test is conducted in order to give necessary inputs to the agency concerned for its further standardization, if required.

From March 1, winter zone schools are opening and capacity-development of teachers is being done in order to better mentor and guide the students. The director said that this test will be used in this new session to enable students’ self-awarenessness, academic choice making and better understand career decision making. This test has also been pilot tested successfully in all the 11 zones of Udhampur district.

Romesh Sharma, DSEJ Counselling Cell head, while speaking at the successful completion of the two-day programme, advised faculty counsellors to use this test as a complimentary tool to get a better understanding of the abilities of the students and then suggest them to take well-informed decisions.