Aptitude is at the heart of all competitive achievements, and XI is the best time to get a booster-dose for it. Students, parents and school authorities must realize that XI has to be utilized proactively to develop aptitude-aptness, and lay a strong foundation for future-success.
Hence CH EdgeMakers brings you, India’s first dedicated course on ‘aptitude development’ for XI-graders. With our ‘Apti for XI’ course we want to develop the exam-relevant aptitude in 11th class students and prepare them for their after-12th exams.
Apti for XI – A course every 11th grader must do!
Q. What exactly does ‘aptitude test’ of an ‘entrance exam’ test?
All domains found that ~80% of aptitude for them can be assessed by testing student on 4 skills – Quantitative, Verbal Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. Together, they can be called your aptitude.
Q. Does it mean ‘developing my aptitude’ will prepare me for all exams?
Yes. Developing your aptitude will prepare you for all the exams irrespective of your subject stream (Science /Commerce /Humanities) or domain you are targeting (Management/Law/Design/Technology etc.)
Q. Now more and more entrance exams are aptitude-based. Why?
Aptitude tests check ‘overall mental ability’, and students with higher mental ability have been found to be better learners and high-achievers when they are admitted to rigorous courses offered by top varsities.
Q. Will ‘aptitude’ development in 11th help me in entrance exams?
Yes. It will help you in after-12th entrance exams like IIM-IPMAT, NPAT, SET, NCHMCT, CUET, UCEED, CLAT, AILET & SAT. In future, it’ll also help you in CAT, XAT, CMAT, GRE, GMAT, GATE, UPSC, CDS, IBPS & Recruitment Tests.
Q. Can a student develop ‘aptitude’ through coaching?
As we discussed earlier, aptitude is tested through four skills – QA, DI, LR and VA. Like any other skill, they can be learnt, practiced and mastered. Coaching helps you do so in a systematic, guided and result-oriented way.
Q. What is the expected academic outcome of this course?
The participating students are expected to develop strong hold on basic concepts of subjects covered and learn to think in a ‘problem-solving mode’. They attain a good balance of speed and accuracy while solving aptitude tests. In the process of learning they surely develop some useful career and life-skills like – reading habits across width of topics, time management, prioritization, awareness about the socio-economic environment around us. And surely a visible positive change is observed in their IQ and confidence.
Q. What is the duration of this course?
This is a 16/24 weeks long course with live online classes. If a student opts for 3-days per week module the course duration will be 16 weeks. If a student opts for weekend batches, the course duration will be 24 weeks. In addition to the live online classes, multiple pre-recorded videos, reference material, practice material and tests will also be provided.
a. Quantitative Ability (QA) Concepts + Tests – Most common topics in Apti tests, including some topics from the Math syllabus of XI-XII taught in a very simple manner.
b. Verbal Ability (VA) Concepts + Tests – Focus on Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Critical reasoning, and Vocabulary Building including Vocab-hacks.
c. Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) Concepts + Tests – Covering data types, calculation techniques, Approximation, and multiple modeling techniques for LR
d. General Awareness and Current Affairs – Regular dose to support Reading habits
Q. What will be the method of teaching (Pedagogy)?
a. The course this year is designed to keep participating students safe from the risks of pandemic – and is scheduled to run entirely in online mode.
b. Regular live online classes to maintain structure, regularity and discipline
c. Inventory of Videos for self paced revision and reinforcement
d. User friendly student portal that keeps everything in single log-in
e. Topic wise tests to keep students on their toes
f. Live online classes to be conducted, frequency of which is students’ choice (3 days (MWF) per week or weekend sessions per week).
Q. What all study material will be made available, and how?
The entire study material shall be made available online, in an easy to read format with features like – font size change at a click, continuous display of how much is read. The online course-pack would include following at the minimum, plus extras on need basis..
a. QA reference books (3)
b. VA reference Books (5)
c. GA and CA handouts
d. DILR – Reference book (1)
e. Practice Sheets
f. Online tests
Q. How will the doubts be solved?
This will be a mentor driven course, where the batch mentor shall keep track of the progress of students. Following doubt-solving mechanism shall be available:
a. Pre-recorded videos to pre-visit and re-visit the concepts at a pace comfortable to the student.
b. Regular live doubt solving session topic-wise
c. Mentor assisted revision and doubt solving plan