The ability to reason logically and present arguments in honest and convincing ways is a skill that is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. In mathematics, students learn that, with proper reasoning and assumptions, they can arrive at results that they can fully trust to be true in a wide variety of real-life contexts. In view of that, Central Board of Secondary Education has released a circular to conduct Āryabhaṭa Ganit Challenge for students of Class VIII-X.
To promote above mentioned competencies among students through joyful assessment, a Ganit Challenge is being conducted by CBSE. The board says “All schools may encourage their students to participate in Āryabhaṭa Ganit Challenge as it gives an excellent opportunity to identify and nurture Mathematical skills and potential of students. The participation and performance in this challenge may be acknowledged in the portfolio of the students.”
- First stage: All students of class VIII-X in CBSE affiliated schools.
- Second stage: Top three students from each affiliated school registered for the first stage.
Areas of Assessment:
- Application of Mathematics in daily life (20 marks )
- Change and relationships
- Space and Shape
- Uncertainty and data
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- Joy of Mathematics Learning (20 marks)
- History of Mathematics
- Current affairs in Mathematics
- Mathematics all around us
- Mathematical ability (20 marks)
- Numerical Ability
- Spatial Ability
Test duration and total marks: Test will be of one hour with objective type questions. Total wieghtage shall be 60 marks and there shall be no negative marks.
Process of conduct of test and Selection : The test shall be conducted in two stages:
- First stage :
- During the period from 18th to 22nd November 2019 a question paper will be made available to the registered schools with answer keys through the online link.
- The school registered shall conduct the test and identify three top students by administering the test. In case more than three students getting same mark at the top level, a suitable screening test may be conducted by the schools at their own level to identify the top three students.
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- Second Stage:
- A computer based test will be conducted by the board for the top three students registered from each school on 29th November 2019. Only the schools who have completed the first stage shall be eligible for the second stage.
- The detailed modalities of conduct of the test shall be communicated to the schools that register class VIII-X students for the challenge.
- Top 100 students from each CBSE region will be given Merit certificate.
- Fees: There shall be no fees for participating in the first stage. However Rs. 900/- shall be charged for appearing in the challenge for the Final stage. Fees are accepted only through debit card/ Credit Card/ NEFT at the time of registration. Fee once paid shall not be refundable.
- First stage :
For Stage 1: Affiliated schools can apply through the link available on www.cbse.nic.in or click here. To avoid last moment rush, schools are advised to register well before the last date. No fees shall be charged for the first stage.
For Stage 2: Schools shall register the names of these three top students by paying Rs. 900/- fees by logging in through the online link during 18 to 25th November 2019. During this stage, this link can only be accessed by the schools which registered for the test before the last date.
Recognition of the schools promoting the challenge: 10 schools from each region with maximum number of student participation in the first stage shall be given an appreciation certificate by the Board.
Last date to apply:
For Stage 1: 15 November 2019, 1730 hours ( 05:30 PM )
For Stage 2: 18 November 2019 – 25 November 2019
All schools may encourage their students to participate in Āryabhaṭa Ganit Challenge as it gives an excellent opportunity to identify and nurture Mathematical skills and potential of students. The participation and performance in this challenge may be acknowledged in the portfolio of the students.
For any clarifications, participating schools may send an email to email@example.com or call on 01123237780.