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 (AAT) ô - A Brief Overview:

The (AAT) ô (Academic Aptitude and Achievement Test) is Indiaís largest and most popular scholastic aptitude test which has been written by over 1,50,000 students from all over India and abroad. This test has been used effectively by the top schools of India since the past 12 years
. The AAT is a cost effective test is scientifically developed, researched and offered as a student guidance service by the IPEM (Institute of Psychological and Educational Research), the pioneer in the field of psychometric and educational research in India. This test is specifically meant for the students of classes VI to XII of all CBSE and CISCE Schools and is available in English as well as now in Hindi.

    The AAT was developed to help parents and children jointly to select a course of study which will be most suitable for the child in attaining a successful and satisfactory educational career, by the Institute of Psychological and Educational Measurement (IPEM), Allahabad. The scores on these tests are intended to provide helpful information to students and their parents and teachers about the students' scholastic abilities, information which will help make better decisions about the students academic future.

 The academic aptitude and achievement tests are designed to measure three important aspects of a students academic life:

Ľ his/her potential for academic work.
Ľ his/her knowledge in different subject areas.
Ľ his/her ability to use that knowledge.

Parts of the test:

The test is objective based with multiple choice answers. As the test is both diagnostic as well as holistic in nature, it is divided into three parts:

    (1) Aptitude Test: This is a two hour test. It is intended to indicate the level of development of verbal and quantitative reasoning abilities which are considered by educational scientists to be essential for success in the next higher level of education.

   (2) Achievement Test: This is a two to three hour test and is intended to provide information about the students' achievement of skills in the subjects studied at school. The emphasis is on assessment of school learned academic abilities and skills of comprehension, analysis and judgement and application developed in his/her subjects of study, rather than bookish information and knowledge only.

(3) Interest Test: This is a separate test offered by IPEM as a value added facility in conjunction with the two afore mentioned tests. This interest test is for the students of classes VII to XII, which aims to assess studentsí interests in six areas which play a major role in career planning and decision making. These six aspects are Literary, Social, Numerical, Mechanical, Life sciences, and Art & musical. The test will help the teachers, counselors and parents to understand and interpret studentsí interests and would help in giving a complete psychological profile needed for career guidance.     This is a separate test available as a value added facility in conjunction with the two afore mentioned tests. This five factor test measures a studentís helpfulness, ability to face difficulties, anxiety levels, sociability and the desire to succeed. The test enables teachers, counselors and parents to understand and interpret studentsí behavioral traits.

AAT Certificate of Performance : Each test taker receives a certificate of performance awarded by IPEM. The certificate will give the students Grade and Percentile Ranks, a student Performance Profile for each section of the test for easy interpretation of performance and a detailed interpretative information about students current potential level and suggestions about future subject streams for which he/she is best suited.


Classes VI to VIII: will have a two hour test comprising of four compulsory sections, namely:

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Physical Sciences
4. Social Sciences.

Classes IX and X: will have a two hour test comprising of two compulsory sections, namely
1. English and
2. Social Sciences
Besides this, a student has to opt for any two out the ten optional subjects given below:

1. Mathematics
2. Science
3. Commercial Studies
4. Commercial Applications
5. Economics
6. Economic Applications
7. Computer Science
8. Computer Applications
9. Environmental Studies
10. Environmental Applications

Classes XI and XII: will have a three hour test. A student has to opt for any four out of the following twelve subjects:

1. History
2. Political Science
3. Geography
4. Mathematics
5. Commerce
6. Accounts
7. Economics
8. Computer Science
9. Physics
10. Chemistry
11. Biology
12. Biotechnology


   For Students:
* Know your real educational capabilities.
* Nationally compare your own performance with other students of the same class and age level who took the test.
* Understand your academic strengths and weaknesses.
* Learn about yourself and your class mates.
* Know which subject stream is most suitable for you.
* Know the areas where you need to improve.
* Get an analysis of your test performance & result.

For Parents:
* Understand your childís true potential.
* Increase your childís self understanding.
* Shows your childís academic levels as compared to other students at a national level.
* See areas of strengths and weaknesses.
* Helps you to guide your child better.
* Get an overview of your childís personality.
* Help your child choose the right subjects.
* Help your child to develop a proper career path.

For Teachers & Counselors:
* Get to know your studentsí performance capabilities.
* Understand your studentsí cognitive and behavioral aspects.
* Evaluate class performance in different subjects.
* Identify weak students.
* Take remedial and corrective measures to improve student learning.
* Makes it easy to counsel students.
* Guide the students in choosing subject streams for higher classes and courses.
* Help them to plan their careers.

For Schools:
* Provide a secure and scientific student guidance service at no extra cost to the school.
* Makes it easier for the teachers and counselors to guide and help students.
* Nationally compare your schoolís overall performance with other schools across the country.
* Increase student and teacher awareness towards individual studentís interests.
* Evaluate studentsí performance both individually as well as class wise.
* Identify weak students and provide counseling and other learning aids.
* Identify classes weak in particular areas and take remedial and corrective measures to improve teaching.
* Evaluate and improve teachersí performance.
* Use the test as a predictive tool to guide students in choosing subjects for higher classes.
* Choose course material wisely and correctly.
* Help your students to choose proper career paths.
* Get complete analyses and research reports on the tests.
* Get access to IPEMís personalized guidance and counseling services for the staff and students.

For Colleges/Universities:
* Check studentsí aptitude for a particular course.
* Counseling students in choosing correct subjects and courses at admission time.
* Use as a predictive tool for gauging academic, cognitive and behavioral aspects.
* Get access to IPEMís exclusive and custom designed entrance examinations for Colleges/Universities.
* Get access to IPEMís personalized guidance and counseling services for students.

For Authors/Book Publishers:
* Get access to data pertaining to studentsí learning abilities, general personality traits, and aptitudes to help modify and design new books according to prescribed curricula for better student learning and performance.

How to register for AAT:  

Schools interested in conducting AAT-2010 are required to hold the tests on a date suitable to the school between 1st November and 30th December 2010. The last date for registration of candidates (receipt of filled in registration forms and test fee) with IPEM is 20th  October 2010 . 

 The school must communicate to IPEM, Allahabad the number of students registered in each class, the date on which they would like to conduct the test and other details in the format given in the registration forms.

The registration forms in MS Excel format can be downloaded from HERE.  Schools having difficulty in accessing the Internet can use the registration forms attached as separate perforated sheets in this AAT brochure. The registration forms should be photocopied according to the number of students wishing to appear for AAT from your school. The completed forms along with the fees should be sent to: The Director, IPEM, 119/25-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Allahabad, 211001, (U.P) Kindly ensure that at the time of completing registration forms, the studentís names, class and correct subject codes are entered. Schools using the downloaded excel sheet should send a hard copy of the excel sheet with the fee to the aforementioned address and a softcopy of the excel sheet via email to .

  Fee for AAT :

The fee for AAT is Rs.200/- per candidate out of which Rs.150/- per candidate is to be remitted to IPEM and the balance Rs.50/- per candidate is to be retained by the school to meet administrative and miscellaneous expenses. Fees should be sent to the IPEM by a demand draft in favour of ĎIPEMípayable at Allahabad .  If, for accounting purposes, the school requires that administrative expenses are paid through IPEM, then they can also send the full fee (Rs.200/-) to IPEM and IPEM can remit back Rs.50/- per candidate to the school or its authorized representative for administering the tests.

Testing Procedure and Schedule

1.        All test materials including the Test booklets, Answer sheets, Student Information Manualsí Admission tickets, Attendance Rosters and Instruction manuals for Supervisors and Invigilators will be provided to schools by the IPEM, Allahabad by 25th October 2010 .

2.        The school would need to arrange a hall for the conduct of the tests and invigilators in the ratio of 1:25 (one Invigilator per 25 candidates).

3.        Immediately after the test, the school needs to pack, seal and courier all used/unused test booklets, answer sheets and attendance rosters to : The Director, Institute of Psychological and Educational Measurement (IPEM), 119/25-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Allahabad , 211001, (U.P.)

4.        The results of the tests and individual certificates for candidates will be sent to schools by the IPEM in the first week of February 2011.

5.        All correspondence and registrations for AAT-2008 must be addressed to The Director, Institute of Psychological and Educational Measurement (IPEM), 119/25-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Allahabad , 211001, (U. P.)


The results of the tests will be sent by the IPEM, along with individual certificates to be given to the candidates which will indicate their Percentile Ranks (PR) and Grades.  The PR obtained indicates the relative position of a student.  For example, a PR of 75 means that the student achieving this rank performed better than 75% of his/her contemporary students who took the test nationally, at the schools affiliated to the Council.  This will enable comparison between oneís performance with that of other students of his/her class who took these tests all over the country.  Apart from the Performance Certificate, Merit certificates will be given to students achieving the top three positions in each subject, class-wise.  Certificates of Merit will also be given to best performing schools in each subject class-wise. 

 A separate certificate will be given to the students which will show the studentsí interest in six vocational areas. The certificate will clearly depict the prominent interest areas of the students.  Together with aptitude and achievement tests, it would help in giving a complete profile of each student.