Frequently Asked Questions
How do you identify students as “Gifted“ ?
The students who have shown academic excellence in either English, Mathematics or Science are invited to participate in the ATS test.
Then these students are assessed on topics that are higher than their current grade level. By raising the bar of benchmarking by assessing the brightest students against a more challenging assessment, we are able to identify them as gifted.
What kind of questions are asked on the ATS test?
The test contains questions that requires students to apply their conceptual understanding. No question will ask students to memorise formulas or facts. The questions are all multiple choice - each having four options and one correct answer. You can view sample questions by registering on our website:www.aqad.in
Why is it compulsory to write all three subjects?
How can my child prepare for the ATS test?
What is the ASSET PAN? And where can I get it?
The ASSET PAN is a unique 9-digit identification number that is given to all students who appear for ASSET, and also to students who qualify for ASSET Talent Search. This number is required to register for all our programmes.
It can be found on your child’s ASSET MyBook, and the invitation envelope you received from your child’s school. You can write to us at email@example.com if you require any assistance regarding ASSET PAN.
Who can participate in the ASSET Talent Search test?
5-6-7-8 as on June 2019:
Students who have participated in the ASSET Test conducted in their school and scored in the 85th percentile or higher
Students with a stanine score of 8 and above (corresponding percentile score of 90 and above) in CAT4 exam
6-7-8-9 as on June 2019
Educators of UK and IB curriculum schools can nominate their top 10% performing students
What recognition do students get after taking the test?
Based on their percentile score, the students scoring between 95-99 percentile are recognised as ASSET Talent Search Gold Scholar, the students scoring between 90-94 percentile are recognised as ASSET Talent Search Silver Scholar, the students scoring between 85-89 percentile are recognised as ASSET Talent Search Bronze Scholars. These students are awarded special medals, certificate of participation, scholarships to participate in Dubai's Most Gifted programme by ASSET. All students are awarded certificate of participation.
Why did my child score so low on the ATS test despite doing well on other exams?
The ASSET Talent Search test is an above level test - which means the topics being assessed may not be familiar to the student. It is far more challenging than any school or competitive exams they may have given, which only test topics the student is familiar and comfortable with.
Please note that a low score in the ATS test does not mean a student is weak in that subject in general. The score is below average because the level of the exam is extremely high.
When will the results be announced? When will I receive certificates and medals?
Students who register individually will receive an email on their registered email address when the results are announced. It typically takes anywhere between 3 to 4 weeks for the results to be available online. You may view them by logging in to your ATS account on our website.
Students who have registered through their school cannot view their result online and must check with their school authorities for it.
The certificates and medals are shipped directly to their school for all students and reach anywhere between 4-6 weeks after the results have been announced.
Why don’t I get a detailed report after the ATS test?
The purpose of the ASSET Talent Search is to assess and identify students. If a student wishes to receive a detailed report of their performance in any particular academic subject they should write the ASSET test. The objective of the ASSET test is to provide insights to parents and teachers about a student’s grasp over academic concepts and highlight their strengths and weaknesses.