APT for you

Aptitude tests draw up interesting findings, based on our reaction to methodically structured questions. Or do they?, asks Shilpi Madan

“The purpose of education in the future will not be to create people with heads crammed full of knowledge, but to rear children who know how to efficiently use their whole brain. Rearing children with enormous ability, rich creativity, and the capability to make use of a high proportion of their brain should be the goal of child rearing.” —Professor Makoto Shichida, internationally renowned Japanese educator.


Diagnostic tests are a rage these days. There are online questionnaires on career counsellor websites, as well as examinations conducted during school hours that throw up a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of your child’s leanings towards a multitude of subjects. Of course, with your young one’s best interests at heart, each is powered by the objective of telescoping the ideal choice of career for your kid. Foxed by the melee? Don’t be. Simply deconstruct the mechanics for a better grasp

Shilpi Madan for DNA

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