Saturday, February 15, 2014

Testing for Intelligence in Nepal

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


 Thumbrule. (2012). Retrieved from


  1. Lhakpa, I enjoyed reading your post. I did some research on educational testing on standardize testing in Africa, and found that Africa did not have testing as required here in America. Thanks for sharing the statistical information with me.

  2. Lhakpa I enjoyed your post, it was sad to hear that if you fail on part then you have to repeat the whole grade. I pray that they get a better system in Nepal.


  3. Hello Lhakpa,
    It is so sad that a child has to be held back because they didn't pass one test in a certain area. I think that it should be a pretest or study for the children to study and know what to expect before they take this test. Just because a child fail one test does not mean the child is below average. They could of just didn't understand the questions. I think you have a great blog and hit several good points involving the new system of testing that will occur in different parts of the country. Have a great one.

  4. Lhakpa,

    "First Term, Second Term & Finals," in the Mississippi school there are 1st Nine Weeks, Second Nine Weeks and so forth. During this academic testing period, students are given test in all of there classes. There are several Standardized testing given throughout the year and some determine whether a student will graduate or not.