DAT assessment for school students

ABU DHABI —The Abu Dhabi Chapter of the Centre for Information and Guidance India (CIGI) will conduct Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT), most widely used psychometric tool to gauge the aptitude of students to help them choose the most suited educational career.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 8 Apr 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:37 AM

The test would be conducted on April 20 and 21 for students from 9th to 12th standards.

Three experts in psychometric analysis from CIGI Headquarters in Calicut will conduct the tests and hold counselling of students in the presence of their parents on the basis of the assessments of the test to help them choose most suitable educational career.

The differential aptitude tests (DAT) are the latest genre of the career aptitude tests.

The DAT measures children’s aptitudes in eight different areas: Verbal reasoning, Numerical Ability, Abstract Reasoning, Mechanical Reasoning, Space Relations Spelling, Language Usage and Perceptual Speed and Accuracy.

DAT is developed by the American Psychological Society and CIGI has customised the evaluation process for the Indian as well as Middle Eastern standards after a few years of research and analysis.

Students will have to undergo eight sets of differential aptitude tests. They contain multiple choice questionnaires. Students are required to select the best/correct option within a set time limit of 12 to 25 minutes for each test.

Unlike other tests and examinations, students do not have to make any preparations for the DAT. Those interested in taking part in the tests may contact: 050-6132466 or 050-4434860.

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