Official site - IAIS
The International Assessments for Indian Students, more popularly known as IAIS,
has made an attempt to test the students' ability to apply the information to solve
Today's students face a world that demands new knowledge and abilities. 'Knowing
the basics', is no longer enough. In the new age global economy, students will need
to think critically, to analyse, to extrapolate and to make inferences for success
in school as well as in wider social and professional situations.
- IAIS makes the student realise that he can do more than he is doing now.
- IAIS helps the student use the concepts he has learnt to discover that they actually
- IAIS infuses a sudden spurt of confidence in a student by letting him find out that
application is more important than theory and that he is actually good at it.
- IAIS is the stage to practise for all those competitive exams that he will encounter
- IAIS is different because it does what no other exam ever does or can do!
The Assessment will:
- Stimulate interest in English
- Provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their skills in English
in an external assessment situation
- Monitor individual progress in a range of subject-related skills
- Recognise and reward achievement at all levels
- Provide students, parents and teachers with a comprehensive analysis of student
- Identify students' strengths and recognise areas of weakness to support further
teaching and learning activities
- Provide an objective, external assessment of students' skills in English
- Provide an opportunity for schools to monitor the progress of students across a
wide range of subject-related skills
- Recognise and reward achievement across all levels of ability
- Provide comprehensive diagnostic reports to parents, teachers and students of Classes
3 to 12
- Identify students' strengths and weaknesses
- Be a valuable teaching resource for both primary and secondary school teachers
The questions cover a wide range of skills in reading and language and across both
literary and factual genres and text types. These include identifying and interpreting
the main ideas, themes, points of view, audience and purpose. Spelling, punctuation,
grammar and elements of style are also assessed.
The Assessment has been developed so that all students will be able to participate
successfully in each paper. Papers are generally ordered from the easiest items
to the most difficult items. This means that all students will complete enough of
the paper so that diagnostic data can be provided on their performance. Those items
towards the end of the paper are designed to provide an opportunity for the more
able students to demonstrate a higher level of skill.
Duration of Papers
- The Assessment consists of a range of multiple-choice items, and each question is
worth one mark.
- The total score is the number of correct answers, and no marks are deducted for
- Classes 3 & 4 : 45 multiple-choice / 45 minutes
- Classes 5 & 6 : 50 multiple-choice / 50 minutes
- Classes 7 & 8 : 55 multiple-choice / 55 minutes
- Classes 9 & 10: 60 multiple-choice / 60 minutes
Sept. 22nd, 2012