NIPUN Bharat Mission: UP Government Primary Students to Write Quarterly Test on OMR Sheet

The State Department of Basic Education will conduct a quarterly NIPUN Assessment Test (NAT) via “Saral App” using the OMR sheet to objectively measure the learning outcomes of students enrolled in the upper primary run by the government and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas for effective implementation of “Mission Nipun Bharat”.

The test will first take place for students in Lucknow and Ayodhya from October 15-20 as a pilot project and then in the remaining 73 districts, chief education officer Vijay Kiran Anand said in the last order.

According to the order, teachers will fill in the OMR sheet for students in class 1 to 3. “If the child gives the correct answer according to the instructions given in the questionnaire, the circle made in relation to the question concerned will be filled in by the teacher. with a black pen, otherwise it will remain blank,” the order reads.

While students in grades 4 to 8 will complete their own OMR sheet. After evaluation, the OMR sheet will be scanned by the teacher via the application. The department has issued instructions to ensure the required level of learning in mathematics and language for students in grades 1 to 3 and to carry out a quarterly assessment to assess the outcome of their learning skills.

It was decided to conduct quarterly assessment of all children studying in municipal schools and KGBV from class 1 to 8 on the basis of skillful goal/learning outcome through “Saral App”.

According to the Director General of School Education, the purpose of conducting NAT for quarterly assessment is to create a better and positive educational environment in schools. Classes will run on time while remedial teaching and other remedial actions will be taken as needed.

The NIPUN Bharat Mission or the National Initiative for Reading Proficiency with Comprehension and Numeracy was launched by the Union Ministry of Education under the Samagra Shiksha program (a comprehensive program for the education sector school education from K-12) aligned with the NEP (National Education Policy) 2020. The program ensures that every child can acquire FLN (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) skills in India by the end of 2026 .

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