1. What is ASSET?
ASSET Stands for Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing. It is Asia’s largest skill-based diagnostic and benchmarking test. Rather than testing rote learning, it uses multiple-choice questions to focus on measuring how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been understood by the student. Apart from giving information about where the student, the class or the school stands as compared to their peers in the country and internationally, the test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also entire class.
2. What is ASSET Talent Search?
ASSET Talent Search is a test designed to identify gifted students.
3. Who can enroll for ASSET Talent Search?
Students scoring 90 percentile and above in ASSET qualify for the ASSET Talent Search test. Students taking Mindspark and Detailed Assessment also qualify for ASSET Talent Search. Non-ASSET taking schools can nominate their top 10% students for ASSET Talent Search in any one or more subject - Math, English, and/or Science.
4. For which grades ASSET Talent Search test is available?
The ASSET Talent Search test is available for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.
5. What kind of preparation does the child require before taking ASSET Talent Search test?
ASSET Talent Search being an above level test, it will check if students can extend their understanding to higher-level concepts. However, it does not require any preparation. Like ASSET, ASSET Talent Search is a test of conceptual understanding and the ability to apply concepts in real life. And if students have understood the concepts, and can extend that understanding, they will be able to answer the questions correctly. Students can get exposure to the different type of questions by registering for the ASSET Question-a-Day (AQAD) on www.aqad.in.
6. What is the duration of the ASSET Talent Search test?
The duration of ASSET Talent Search test is 70 minutes per paper.
7. How many times in a year and where is the ASSET Talent Search test conducted?
The ASSET Talent Search test is conducted once a year at respective ASSET Talent Search test centers as declared every year.
8. What is the syllabus for ASSET Talent Search test?
There is no prescribed syllabus for ASSET Talent Search. It is an above level test, and will focus on concepts expected at classes higher than the current class level of students.
9. If my child's school is not taking ASSET, can my child take ASSET Talent Search test in any way?
Yes. If the ASSET test is not being taken in school, children can still get nominated by his/her school based on their outstanding performance in their school tests.
10. What is the fee for ASSET Talent Search test?
The fee for ASSET Talent Search test for Indian students is INR 1800/- and students participating from UAE have to pay fee of AED 200. The fees are non-refundable.
11. How do we pay fees for ASSET Talent Search test?
The fee for ASSET Talent Search test can be paid by both online (credit card, master or visa card and net banking) and offline payment modes (Cheque or Demand Draft in name of ’Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. Payable at Ahmedabad‘).
12. Is ASSET Talent Search test conducted in my child's school where he/she is studying?
No. The ASSET Talent Search test is conducted at specific test centers across India and one test center in Dubai for students participating from UAE.
13. How to register for ASSET Talent Search test?
a. The registration for ASSET Talent Search test is a very simple and easy process. Children who have qualified through ASSET, Midspark, Detailed Assessment or have been nominated by the school can register for ASSET Talent Search test by visiting www.assettalentsearch.com and doing the online registration.
b. You can also register via your school if your school is registering for the interested students.
14. What is the registration deadline for ASSET Talent Search test?
The interested students can register themselves for ASSET Talent Search test, 2017 latest by 31st October, 2017. However, we encourage you to register as soon as possible to be able to appear for the test at your desired test centre.
15. What are the benefits of taking ASSET Talent Search test?
Academically gifted students are usually top performers in grade level tests. This test does not help them in understanding their abilities. ASSET Talent Search test addresses these problems and helps them determine their academic talent. With ASSET Talent Search students can gauge the limits of their capabilities and understand the kind of educational challenges they can take.
The programme celebrates academic talent and acknowledges students with certificates and medals based on their performance.
Participation Certificate - All participating students receive a certificate for participation in ASSET Talent Search
ASSET Talent Scholar - Students scoring 95 percentile or above in any one of the subject are recognized as ASSET Talent Search Scholars and receive a special certificate of ASSET Talent Search Scholar and a medal
ASSET Talent Scholar Gold - Students scoring 99 percentile or above in any one of the subject are recognized as ASSET Talent Search Scholars Gold and receive a special certificate of ASSET Talent Search Scholar Gold and a medal
c. ASSET Summer Programme
ASSET Summer Programme is a 21-day academic and social enrichment residential programme. Students of grade 7 th and 8 th who have performed exceptionally well in the ASSET Talent Search test are invited to participate.
d. International Opportunities
The partnered universities offer academic and social enrichment programme of 21 days in USA. The students performing exceptionally well in ASSET Talent Search test are invited to participate.
16. What types of questions are asked in ASSET Talent Search test?
All questions will be multiple-choice questions. They won’t focus on recall of facts.
17. Which are the subjects available in ASSET Talent Search test? Can my child appear for 1 or 2 of these subjects?
The test is conducted for 3 subjects English, Math and Science. No, it is compulsory for every participant to sit for all the 3 tests.
18. What happens after the ASSET Talent Search test?
The ASSET Talent Search test is the qualifying test to go further in ASSET Talent Search. After the child takes the ASSET Talent Search test, results will be declared in month of January and based on the performance in ASSET Talent Search test one can qualify to register for ASSET Summer Programme in India and other international programmes and online courses offered by partnered universities in USA.
19. How is ASSET Talent Search test different from ASSET test that student takes in school?
The ASSET test taken in schools is based on concepts that students are expected to understand by the class level in which they are. ASSET Talent Search test is an advanced level test which will challenge students 2 grade levels above their current grade.
20. What are the qualifying criteria for the ASSET Summer Programme and other programmes offered by you?
Please click on Qualifying Criteria for each programme, grade wise.
21. How and from where can we get the Hall Ticket?
The Hall Ticket for ASSET Talent Search test will be available for download on the website a week prior to the test date. We will notify once it is available via mail and text messages.
22. When ASSET Talent Search test results are declared?
The ASSET Talent Search test results will be declared in month of January 2018.
23. How to check ASSET Talent Search test results online?
The ASSET Talent Search test results will be available online on the website as per scheduled dates. The link & the process to check the online results will be sent on the email ID registered with us at the time of registration.
24. Does ASSET Talent Search or Educational Initiatives provide any kind of scholarship to students appearing in ASSET Talent Search?
No. Neither ASSET Talent Search nor Educational Initiatives will provide any kind of scholarships to participants.
25. What is ASSET Pan Number? How one can get ASSET Pan Number if the school is not conducting ASSET exam?
ASSET Pan Number is a unique reference number given to students taking ASSET exam in school. If one does not have ASSET Pan Number and if the school is not taking ASSET exam, the participant will have to submit individual nomination form authorized by school. After submitting the individual nomination form ASSET Pan Number will be allotted to respective participant taking ASSET Talent Search test. Mindspark and Detailed Assessment qualifiers will also be issued an ASSET PAN Number before the test.