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Education Aptitude Evaluation For Higher Studies

In Education on March 24, 2013 at 07:12

That which tells you what you are most passionate about may or may not be your Aptitude.

Some times our feelings are transitory and misleading.

In those cases,your gut feeling is more important and decide on that basis.

What To Choose

What To Choose.

What is Aptitude?

It is your natural tendency or dispositions for doing  thing.

‘An aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered “talent”. Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is notknowledge, understanding, learned or acquired abilities (skills) or attitude. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to achievement, which represents knowledge or ability that is gained”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptitude

There are tests to determine this.

1.Rorschach test or Inkblot test.

The Rorschach test (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːɐʃax]; also known as the Rorschach inkblot testthe Rorschach technique, or simply the inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complexalgorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.[3] The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach.

In the 1960s, the Rorschach was the most widely used projective test.[4] In a national survey in the U.S., the Rorschach was ranked eighth among psychological tests used in outpatient mental health facilities.[5] It is the second most widely used test by members of the Society for Personality Assessment, and it is requested by psychiatrists in 25% of forensic assessment cases,[5] usually in a battery of tests that often include the MMPI-2and the MCMI-III.[6] In surveys, the use of Rorschach ranges from a low of 20% by correctional psychologists[7] to a high of 80% by clinical psychologists engaged in assessment services, and 80% of psychology graduate programs surveyed teach it.[8]

This Test enables the Psychologist to know more about your Aptitude as well as Attitude.

You will be asked to interpret the ink blots into figures and the results are analysed.

Rorschach blot

Rorschach blot

2.The Thematic Apperception Test.

Thematic Appercption Test.

Thematic Appercption Test.

The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective psychological test. Proponents of this technique assert that a person’s responses reveal underlying motives, concerns, and the way they see the social world through the stories they make up about ambiguous pictures of people.[1]Historically, it has been among the most widely researched, taught, and used of such tests.

Despite criticisms, the TAT remains widely used as a tool for research into areas of psychology such as dreamsfantasiesmate selection and what motivates people to choose their occupation. Sometimes it is used in a psychiatric or psychological context to assess personality disordersthought disorders, in forensic examinations to evaluate crime suspects, or to screen candidates forhigh-stress occupations. It is also commonly used in routine psychological evaluations, typically without a formal scoring system, as a way to explore emotional conflicts and object relations.[13]

TAT is widely used in France and Argentina using a psychodynamic approach.(wiki)

Find out your Aptitude by consulting with a Psychologist and never attempt to evaluate Online.

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