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About Aptitude Testing

How does an Aptitude Test help in selecting a career?

An aptitude test is a scientific tool that measures a child's natural ability in various aptitudes. A combination of these aptitudes is necessary for success in each career. Thus, the aptitude test profiles the child's aptitudes, and helps choose careers where he or she has the maximum potential to succeed.


My child fares poorly in school. Can he still have a successful career?

Yes indeed! Today, there are many career options open to students, they just need to know which one is the best for them. This is where an aptitude test will help you and your child. The fact that your child does not fare well in school does not mean he has no aptitude for work; the important thing is to find out where his aptitude lies. Taking our aptitude test and interacting with our expert counsellors will help you child pick the best career option.


Who should take the Career Pathways Aptitude Test?

Every student studying from Class 8 to 12 should take the test. This is the time for making career decisions. These decisions will affect your entire productive life, hence, taking the decision in a scientific manner is critical.


Will it really portray my child's true abilities and aptitudes?

Absolutely! Provided the student attempts the test with complete sincerity and commitment, you will get a picture of his or her aptitudes, interests and personality. Traditionally, aptitude test results have been highly reliable.


Does my child need to prepare for the test?

Not at all. These tests are designed to measure aptitudes, not learnt information. No prior preparation is necessary.


About Education in India

What is the basic qualification required for applying for a degree program in India?

To do a three year degree program in India, one needs to have completed 10 plus 2 or its equivalent from either a recognised Indian Board (ICSE, CBSE, NIOS or the State Boards) or any internationally recognised board (IB, IGCSE).


My child is studying in a CBSE School. Is he eligible to continue his education after class 12 or does he have to take any qualifying exams?

He can take up any course as per his liking. A few of the professional courses such as engineering, medicine, economics, architecture need an entrance test to be taken. For more information, log on to our updates exams section.


When does the academic year begin?

For most programmes, the new academic session begins in June. A few professional programmes may start a little later (by July or so). Typically, Indian academic institutions have only one intake (which is in June).


Are there any specific entrance exams for non resident Indian students?

Not really. Other than the standard entrance tests, there are no special tests or exams that non resident Indian students need to appear for.


What documentation is required for a student to make a transition from the Gulf to India?


What about the fee structure? Are fees for NRI students different?


What value addition does an Aptitude Test do in making career decisions?

Success in any career calls for certain specific aptitudes or a combination of aptitudes. An aptitude test is a scientific way to measure your natural ability in various aptitudes. Once you have a clear profile of your aptitudes in front of you, career decisions become informed and scientific.


Do only intelligent students do well in aptitude tests?

Not at all! Every individual has a natural strength in some or the other area; an aptitude test simply helps you see your strengths clearly.


Who should take the Career Pathways Aptitude Test?

Every student studying from Class 8 to 12 should take the test. This is the time for making career decisions. These decisions will affect your entire productive life, hence, taking the decision in a scientific manner is critical.


Will it really portray my true abilities and aptitudes?

Absoutely! Provided you attempt the test with complete sincerity and commitment, you will get a picture of your aptitudes, interests and personality. Traditionally, aptitude test results have been highly reliable.


What preparation is required for doing well on the aptitude test?

No preparation! Since the test measures your natural strengths, you don’t require any prior study or preparation to appear for the test.