CBSE rolls out KYA Examination to guide students in Class XI and XII

CBSE – In an apparent initiative to guide the students in terms of accessing their aptitude and to further make their career choice as per their choices, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has rolled out Know Your Aptitude (KYA) Test for Class IX and X students, as per India Today report.

Citing a statement from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the report further said that the KYA would eventually access the student’s strengths and weaknesses. What is more this test will ultimately help students in terms of making an informed decision when it comes to opting subjects in Class XI and XII?

“As students enter the secondary stage of schooling, they move closer to making many important career choices, one of which is deciding subjects to be studied at the senior secondary level such as Humanities, Commerce, Science or Vocational,” citing the official CBSE statement, the report said.

It further said that the KYA examination might as well be used keeping in view the students’ needs and their stage of education. Furthermore, the information pertaining to a student’s strengths and weaknesses would also help parents, teachers and the school administrators to extend support to the pupil while making such decisions.

Procedure to take the Examination

Further, the registration process for KYA will begin from January 29 on the official website of CBSE, the link for which is

Objective of CBSE

  • To define appropriate approaches of academic activities to provide stress-free, child centred and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality
  • To analyse and monitor the quality of academic activities by collecting feedback from different stakeholders
  • To develop norms for implementation of various academic activities including quality issues; to control and coordinate the implementation of various academic and training programs of the Board
  • To organise academic activities and to supervise other agencies involved in the process
  • To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles
  • To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way
  • To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the National goals
  • To organise various capacity building and empowerment programmes to update the professional competency of teachers
  • To prescribe conditions of examinations and conduct public examination at the end of Class X and XII
  • To grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools
  • To fulfil the educational requirements of those students whose parents were employed in transferable jobs
  • To prescribe and update the course of instructions of examinations
  • To affiliate institutions for the purpose of examination and raise the academic standards of the country


  • Innovations in teaching-learning methodologies by devising students friendly and students centred paradigms
  • Reforms in examinations and evaluation practices
  • Skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs
  • Regularly updating the pedagogical skills of the teachers and administrators by conducting in-service training programs, workshops etc

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