ASSET Talent Search

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you identify students as “Gifted“ ?

Only 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.

While the ATS scores provide students eligibility to our programmes, they are also recognised by some of the leading universities such as Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Purdue etc. along with Gifted Education programmes like Summer Institute For The Gifted (SIG), Renzulli Creativity Program and others. You can read more about the various programmes by visiting the individual programme pages on our website.

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

Why is it compulsory to appear for all the three papers?

Students in middle school reflect possibilities of being multipotentialite. This means given exposure, given challenges, given adequate information, they may develop new skills, interests and thrive. Students in grade 5-8 need this exposure of all 3 subjects and this may become a strength for them.
Students are invited to write all three subjects in the ASSET Talent Search assessment because it allows more opportunities for them to discover their hidden potential. Since the questions in ATS are conceptual in nature, it is possible that students perform better in a subject they previously scored poor in.

How can my child prepare for ATS ?

There is no need to prepare for ATS, but students are encouraged to view sample questions at
Above level testing( Tests line ASSET talent search) are geared at challenging students to apply their their knowledge to higher levels of testing. Difficulty level of test is different than student's ability to apply the concepts for the given set of problems. Above level testing is a globally followed norm and studying a few days before ATS may not be helpful because it gauges what a student has really understood and does not test their memory or ability to recall facts.

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 if you require any assistance regarding ASSET PAN.

Who can participate in the ASSET Talent Search test?

Grades : 5,6,7,8

  • Students who score 85 percentile and above in any one subject – English, Maths or Science of ASSET Test

  • Students ranked in the top 5 of their class

  • Students who have been recognised as top performer of the Detailed Assessment test in their school*

  • Students who have been recognised as the top performer of the Mindspark Math in their school*

  • Top performing students in Homi Bhabha Science/ Math Olympiads

  • Top performing students in Olympiad(SOF) exam

  • Students who have achieved national or international academic recognition

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 and early bird registration concession to participate in exclusive programmes for gifted students offered 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.

What is Remote Proctoring?

Remote proctoring is when a proctor or invigilator is overseeing a test from a remote location. This is done by using the computer’s camera and microphone. The camera and microphone are on for the duration of the test.

Remote proctoring provides you with the option of taking the ASSET Talent Search exam in a convenient location of your choice (i.e., at home).

What is "live" remote proctoring?

Live remote proctoring simply means the testing session is monitored by a qualified proctor(invigilator) through audio-video and screen share feed in ‘real time’.

Why is the ASSET Talent Search online test conducted through remote proctoring?

Due to the current unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we want to be absolutely safe and take every precaution we possibly can. Your ward's safety is our top priority. Keeping this in mind, we are conducting ATS test online this year with a remote proctor.

If ASSET Talent Search test is an online exam, can I take it from my home?

Yes, you can directly register and take the exam from the comfort of your home. The only prerequisite is that you would need a desktop or laptop with webcam and internet connection.

If students take the ASSET Talent Search exam from their homes, how will you ensure that the exam conduction was fair?

The ASSET Talent Search assessment is committed towards the fair conduction of the examination. For conducting the test, we use an AI-enabled anti-cheating tools to prevent any malpractice during the exam. The ASSET Talent search exam system is equipped with an advanced AI-based anti-cheating module, advanced software tools and live monitoring by an invigilator to ensure the fair conduction of the examination.

I do not have a computer /Laptop at home. How can I participate in the ASSET Talent Search-Online exam?

To participate in the ASSET Talent Search online exam, you will need access to a laptop or desktop with a web camera and internet (speed of at-least 512 kbps) connection.

I have a computer and internet connection, but I do not have web-camera. Can I appear in the ASSET Talent exam?

No. For taking the exam, you should have a computer(Laptop/Desktop), a web-camera and internet connection. If you do not have a web camera, you can rent it from your nearest cyber cafe for a day.

Can I take the ASSET Talent Search test from the mobile phone?

No, the Assessments are not supported on Mobile devices (eg. Cellphone / Smartphones / Pads / Tablets), it is supported only on computer system equipped with Windows OS (Version 7 & above) or IOS on MAC systems with a web-camera and internet connection.