Amar Ujala Education is an initiative by Amar Ujala Publications which publishes one of the top dailies of India. Amar Ujala Education publishes competitive books and magazines, has presence in 15 states. Safalta.com is another unique online test prep offering from the group.At Amar Ujala Education we help Aspirants to have a successful career. We have been helping Students to prepare for competitive exams and now we bring to you PACT (Psychometric Assessment Career Test) for ultimate success in life.
Being a parent is a beautiful experience as well as a challenging task. Parent’s life is a roller coaster ride when their children are in the range of 14-18 yrs of age because this is the stage where each student’s journey for his/her career starts. Now, the child has to take important decisions regarding the selection of stream (Science/Commerce/Arts etc.) and Career. Their decisions are usually influenced by Parents, Peers, Society or Media and these influences sometimes spoil not only the career, but the entire life of the child.
To share the burden of responsibility and stress of Parents and to help the children choose the right career, Amar Ujala Education has come up with PACT (Psychometric Assessment Career Test). This test is especially designed to help the children realize their potential, interest and aptitude to make an appropriate career choice.
PACT: PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT CAREER TEST
Psychometric Assessment Career Test has been devised by Prof. Dr. KD Broota and Prof Dr. Aruna Broota, eminent and renowned Psychometrician/Psychologists. It is an outcome of their extensive research, teaching experience, and application in the area of Psychometry, counselling, and Clinical Psychology. The Tests have been developed for the assessment of individual students at two school levels: IX & X (Scholastic Aptitude) and XI & XII (Vocational Aptitude).
It is intended to profile the Aptitudes and Interests of individual student for the purpose of counselling and guiding and for achieving highest level of performance and adjustment in academic subjects/streams. It will also facilitate the students in making ideal vocational choices at the later stage (XII Level). It is not only helpful for the students to make the right choice of academic subjects but also facilitate the Schools in offering right subjects/streams to the deserving students, and subsequent improvement in School results and less problems from poor performers.
Defining: Aptitude testing is a part of Psychometric Assessment of an individual for the purpose of counselling and guiding. Aptitude refers to latent ability of an individual, we normally call talent. It is potential rather than existing (ability) capacity. For example, a person who has an aptitude for music will out-perform, with training/education, an individual who has no aptitude for music. This is true for other aptitudes too, may it be Scholastic (Science, Maths, Commerce, Hindi, etc.) or vocational (Engineering,Medical, Management, etc.).
Purpose: Generally, every individual has one or more aptitude/s and it is important to identify one which is more dominant and is associated with corresponding salient interest. We have to proceed scientifically and objectively in assessing the aptitude/s and interest/s with the help of standardized Psychometric devices.PACT is one such devise specifically developed to tap simultaneously the aptitude/s and interest/s of the individuals at two levels. At levels IX & X the purpose of assessment is to identify the aptitude/s of students for different academic streams (e.g., Science, Commerce, Computer, Social Sciences, etc.). At levels XI & XII the purpose of assessment is to identify the aptitude/s of students for the choice of vocations/career one wants to be in after XII grade.
DESIGN: ASSESSMENT THROUGH SELECTIVE INTEREST PROFILING
Conventionally, in aptitude testing a battery of 10 to 12 Aptitude Tests are administered to the student in one sitting and the best 3 to 4 (aptitudes) are identified. This method is very taxing for the student and due to disinterest in some tests in the battery (in which one does not have aptitude and interest) he/she may resort to random marking of answers or start guessing. This results in waste of time and energy. We have devised a methodology that tests the students through selective interest profiling. This design of Aptitude Assessment requires testing of individual at two stages:
At stage I each student is administered PACT SCHOLASTIC INTEREST TEST (IX & X) and PACT VOCATIONAL INTEREST TEST (XI & XII). With the help of the Interest Test, 3 dominant interests for each student are identified. On the basis of the outcome of Interest Test, in STAGE II only three specific APTITUDE TESTS are administered.
On the basis of the outcome of Interest Test of each student, only 3 related PACT APTITUDE TESTS are administered.
For each student a RESULT CARD is prepared that includes the score of 3 related Aptitudes. A hierarchical analysis is done and bar diagram, comparing scores on Aptitude and Interest Tests, is generated. Please see the enclosed Result Card of one sample student. The outcome is interpreted, making decision for the individual student and the school can take decision, on the basis of merit list prepared for the set of students, using equation 2X+Y.
TWO VERSIONS OF PACT
There are two versions of PACT for students of class IX and X and other is for students of class XI and XII.
The objective of administering Version I is to test SCHOLASTIC INTEREST AND APTITUDE of students at levels IX & X. The purpose of this testing is to decide about the Subjects/Streams that can be offered to the students on the basis of aptitude and interest they display.
The objective of administering Version II is to test VOCATIONAL INTEREST AND APTITUDE of students at levels XI & XII. It is to determine the vocation/career and preparation for entrance examination/s by the student. The set of Tests developed at this level have been designed in continuity to the Tests at level IX & X.
1.To help students make correct career choice by choosing right stream/vocation which will hep students to have a successful career and happy life(because they will do what they like and not what is force on them).
2.Very reasonable, as in present market there are many unknown and unauthentic institute/agencies are providing psychometric test in price range of Rs. 1000-3000 without any actual proof.
3.Help Students at early stage by detecting their weakness and this will help them to concentrate on their weakness.
4.Result oriented and unbiased.
PACT (Psychometric Assessment Career Test) has been designed by India’s top Psychologists and career counselors, Dr. KD Broota & Dr. Aruna Broota. Both are well grounded and experienced in the areas of Psychometric, counselling, Guiding, and personality assessment. They have published large number of Psychological Tests, worked with student and teaching population at School/College/ university levels. They have experience of training and coaching at various public and private sectors.
Dr. KD Broota, M.A (Psy), Ph.D., FNA (Psy.) has been professor & head of the department of Psychology, University of Delhi. Had his Postdoctoral at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and was also visiting professor. He had various national and international awards to his credit, most prominent being ford Foundation, Fulbright senior Fellowship, etc. Was invited to various national and international universities for lectures, seminars, and workshops. Published books (Most Prominent: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN BEHAVIOURAL RESERCH), large number of Research publications in national and international journals, and large number of psychometric tests.
Dr. Aruna Broota, M.A (Psy), Ph.D has been professor of clinical psychology, department of psychology, university of Delhi. She has received many awards/fellowships nationally and internationally. She is known for her work and contribution in area of counselling, psychotherapy, guiding, and outreach programs in the areas of clinical psychology/counselling. she has also been active in coaching/counselling, training programs, assessment centers, etc. in various private and public sectors like: Cairn Energy, Gillette, Amway International, MICO, Modi Xerox, Ranbaxy, LG Electronics, HCL Technology, Alcatel, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, etc.