A Brief Overview:
The Course and Career Counselling (CCC) is India’s one of the largest and most popular scholastic aptitude test which has been written by over 2000 students from all over India. This test has been used effectively by the top schools of India since the past 4 years. The CCC is a cost effective test is scientifically developed, researched and offered as a student guidance service by the Indian Progressive Youth Forum (IPYF) and Indian Mental Health and Research Centre, 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 as well as State Boards and is available in English as well as now in Hindi.
The CCC 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. 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 student’s academic future.
The academic Aptitude test is designed to measure three important aspects of a student’s academic life:
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 2 parts:
(1) Progressive Aptitude Test: This is a two hour test. It is intended to indicate the level of development of Quantitative and Qualitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Computer, General Studies, Logical Reasoning and a specially designed Psychometric test which are considered by educational scientists to be essential for success in the next higher level of education.
(2) Interest Mapping Program: This is a separate test offered by IPYF as a value added facility in conjunction with the afore mentioned tests. This interest test is for the students of classes VII to XII, which aims to assess students’ 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 students’ interests and would help in giving a complete psychological profile needed for career guidance.
Test Subjects And Timings:
Classes VII to VIII: Students will have a one and a half hour test comprising of four compulsory sections
Classes IX and X: Students will have a two hour test comprising of two compulsory sections, namely
Besides this, a student has to opt for any two out the ten optional subjects given below:
Classes XI and XII: Students will have a 2 hour test. A student has to opt for any four out of the following twelve subjects:
For Teachers & Counselors:
Added Benefits to the students:
How to register for CCC:
Schools interested in conducting CCC are required to hold the tests on a date suitable to the school.
The school must communicate to IPYF, Lucknow 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 should be provided to schools along with the brochure as per their requirement, based upon the number of students wishing to appear for PAT from your school. The completed forms along with the fees should be sent to: The Project Director, IPYF, Lucknow, 226003, (U.P) Kindly ensure that at the time of completing registration forms, the student’s names, class and correct subject codes are entered.
Fee for CCC:
The fee for CCC is Rs.500/- per candidate out of which Rs.450/- per candidate is to be remitted to IPYF 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 IPYF by a demand draft in favour of ‘Indian Progressive Youth Forum’ payable at Lucknow.
Testing Procedure and Schedule:
The results of the tests will be sent by the IPYF, along with individual certificates to be given to the candidates, indicating their Grades in respective domains.
Apart from the Performance Certificate, Merit certificates will be given to students achieving the top positions in each subject, class-wise. Certificates of Merit will also be given to best performing schools in each subject class-wise.
Students will also get a chance to win scholarships to attend several value added programs, seminars and workshops run by our experts from time to time.
A separate certificate will be given to the students which will show the students’ interest in six vocational areas. The certificate will clearly depict the prominent interest areas of the students. Together with Aptitude and Interest Mapping Program, it would help in giving a complete profile of each student.