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 Mathematics
- Provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their skills in Mathematics in an external assessments situation
- Monitor individual progress in a range of subject-based skills
- Recognise and reward achievement at all levels
- Showcase the range of science-based disciplines
- Provide students, parents and teachers with a comprehensive analysis of student performance
- Identify students' strengths and recognise areas of weakness to support further teaching and learning activities
- Provide an objective, external assessment of students' skills in Mathematics
- 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 variety of skills and processes that are an integral part of Mathematics. These include for Classes 3 to 7, the four areas of number, measurement, space, and chance and data. For Classes 8 to 12, the questions cover the five areas of number, algebra, measurement, space and geometry, and chance and data. The assessments are designed for a wide range of student abilities. The questions test the skills and processes appropriate to each class level. The tests contain some challenging questions for the more able students.
Duration of Papers
- Each question is worth one mark.
- For the free response questions, students will have to write the answers in the boxes provided.
- The total score is the number of correct answers, and no marks are deducted for wrong answers.
- Classes 3 & 5 : 40 multiple-choice / 60 minutes
- Classes 6 & 12 : 35 multiple-choice, 5 free response questions / 1 hour 20 minutes
Sept. 21st, 2012.