National Achievement Survey

• National Achievement Survey (NAS) to be held on 12th November 2021 across the country.


• The Government of India has been implementing a rolling programme of sample-based National Achievement Survey (NAS) aimed at classes III, V, VIII and X with a cycle period of three years.

• The last National Achievement Survey (NAS) was held on 13th November, 2017 for assessing the competencies developed by the children at the grade levels III, V and VIII.

• The next round of NAS will be held on 12th November 2021 across the country, which will help to assess the learning interruptions and new learnings.

• The instrument development, testing, finalization of the test items, sampling of the schools etc. has been done by NCERT.

• However, the actual administration of the test in the sampled schools will be done by CBSE in collaboration with the respective states/UTs. NAS 2021 will cover the entire spectrum of schools i.e. Government Schools (Central Government and State Government), Government Aided Schools and Private schools across the country.

• It is expected that nearly 1.23 lakh schools and 38 lakh students in 733 districts across 36 States and UTs will be covered in the NAS 2021.


Mains Paper 2: Education

Prelims level: National Achievement Survey

Mains level: Key highlights of the survey

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