Testing For Intelligence in Nepal
During my time, there weren’t any specific test or examination to test children’s intelligence like other developed countries have like the GNT (Gifted and Talented Test) in America. In Nepal, children were tested by regular school examinations, which took place three times in a year called, “First term exam, Second term exam and Final exam”. All the children from a particular grade get the same questions and all most all the exams are theories based and children can score according to their capabilities. For an example, if the full mark for the Math is 100, then the children can score ranging from 100-0 with the passing score above 50. If the children score less than 50, then that child fails. If they score 100 or 98, then they are considered smart and if the child scored 60, then its average and if they score less than 50, it usually considered not smart child. The sad part is that if a child is very smart in Math and passed it by 99 marks but weak in literature and didn’t get the passing mark, then he or she has to repeat that grade if it was the final examination. I personally feel its not the best way to diagnose a child’s intelligence in this way. This system is still prevalent, however, there is one new intelligence test introduced in Nepal which is described as follow:
New Intelligence Test in Nepal
Thumbrule has recently been introduced in Nepal not long ago. This unique concept is being used from past 10 years in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand. Thumbrule Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is collaborated with Singapore based Asian Dermatoglyphics Research Center (ADRC), which is involved in an extensive research in the field of deratoglyhics multiple intelligence Test (DMIT). Thumbrule Nepal is the pioneer in introducing this scientifically proven concept to the world market, which formulates the very basis of counseling issues for individuals. DMIT identifies the hidden talents and potentials.
After the test, they help parents to understand the inborn intelligence level of their child and also provide free counseling about the report of the individual. They help guide the parents to choose the activities or careers according to their inborn intelligence. For an example, a child having high linguistic intelligence can learn a foreign language instead of going for dance class. For more information on the test please visit the website http://www.thumbrule.com.np/index.html