Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Exam India
India is likely to participate in the next round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, an internationally standardised assessment test, scheduled to be held in 2012. Students from Shanghai did exceedingly well in this exam in 2009, which is jointly designed by participating economies and conducted for 15-year-olds.
Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resource Development S.C. Khuntia said the training programme was launched on a pilot basis in Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh for entering PISA. “We are yet to decide on the testing agencies. It could be the NCERT or any other agency,” he said.