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IAIS (International Assessment for Indian schools) is an exam conducted for the schools in India. This exam is organized by Macmillan Education in partnership with Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), an education group of UNSW Global Pty Ltd. This exam assesses students’ skills in key learning areas. The exam brings out the strong and weak points of students in the core four subjects- English, Science, Mathematics, and Digital Technologies.

Eligibility Criteria For IAIS Exam

From Class 2 to Class 12, any student can participate in this exam.

The IAIS Exam Pattern

  1. The paper has multiple choice questions and free-response questions.
  2. In the multiple choice question paper, the student needs to mark the correct option out of the given.
  3. In the free-response paper, the student needs to fill in the answer in the box given below.
  4. Each question holds 1 mark.
  5. The total score obtained will be the sum of all the right answers.
  6. There is no negative marking.
  7. The questions are arranged in easy-difficult format.
  8. The questions in the end are given as an opportunity for the students to show their higher skills and knowledge.

The Assessment Structure Of IAIS Exam And The Syllabus

English
Class Paper No. of Questions Allotted Time Skill Areas
2nd Standard Introductory 35 Multiple Choice Questions 40 Minutes The students are expected to identify, interpret, locate, infer and synthesis information given in the text and about the text.

The skills assessed by this exam are:

  1. Reading for meaning in a factual text
  2. Reading for meaning in a literary text
  3. Vocabulary Check
  4. Syntax Check
  5. Textual Device Check
3rd Standard A 45 Multiple Choice Questions 45Minutes
4th Standard B
5th Standard C 50 Multiple Choice Questions 50 Minutes
6th Standard D
7th Standard E 55 Multiple Choice Questions 55 Minutes
8th Standard F
9th Standard G 60 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Hour
10th Standard H
11th Standard I
12th Standard J
Mathematics
Class Paper No. of Questions Allotted Time Skill Areas
2nd Standard Introductory 35 Multiple Choice Questions 40 Minutes

To crack the Mathematics paper easily, the students need to excel the following topics:

  1. Algebra and Pattern
  2. Chance and Data
  3. Measure and Units
  4. Numbers and Arithmetics
  5. Space and Geometry
3rd Standard A 45 Multiple Choice Questions 45 Minutes
4th Standard B
5th Standard C 50 Multiple Choice Questions 50 Minutes
6th Standard D
7th Standard E 55 Multiple Choice Questions 55 Minutes
8th Standard F
9th Standard G 60 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Hour
10th Standard H
11th Standard I
12th Standard J

The question paper cover:

  1. Question papers A,B,C,D, & E:
    1. Calculators are not allowed
    2. Formal algebra is not tested
    3. Formal Geometry is not questioned
  2. Question Paper F, G, H, I, and J:
    1. A calculator is needed
    2. Formal Algebra and Formal Geometry is questioned
Science
Class Paper No. of Questions Allotted Time Skill Areas
2nd Standard Introductory 30 Multiple Choice Questions 45 Minutes

Students need to excel in the following topic:

  1. Observing and Measuring
  2. Interpreting Data
  3. Applying Data
  4. Investigating
  5. High Order Skills
3rd Standard A
4th Standard B
5th Standard C 40 Multiple Choice Questions 55 Minutes
6th Standard D
7th Standard E 45 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Hour
8th Standard F
9th Standard G
10th Standard H
11th Standard I
12th Standard J

The question paper cover:

  1. Topic 1: Earth and Beyond (includes whole earth science and astronomy)
  2. Topic 2: Energy and Change (Inclusive of Physics)
  3. Topic 3: Life and Living (Study biology and ecology)
  4. Topic 4: Natural and Processed Materials (prepare chemistry as well)
Digital Technologies
Class Paper No. of Questions Allotted Time Skill Areas
3rd Standard A 30 Multiple Choice Questions 30 Minutes

Excel the following:

  1. Database
  2. Graphics and Multimedia
  3. Internet Use and Email Program
  4. Network and Other Communication Systems
  5. OS and Computer Hardware
  6. Programming
  7. Spreadsheets
  8. Word Processing
4th Standard B
5th Standard C 35 Multiple Choice Questions 35 Minutes
6th Standard D
7th Standard E 40 Multiple Choice Questions 40 Minutes
8th Standard F
9th Standard G 45 Multiple Choice Questions 45 Minutes
10th Standard H

IAIS Examination Fee

For India Schools
Subject 1 INR 400
Subject 2 INR 700
Subject 3 INR 900
Subject 4 INR 1000
For Schools in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal
Subject 1 8 USD $
Subject 2 15 USD $
Subject 3 20 USD $
Subject 4 25 USD $

How to Apply?

  1. Students who wish to apply for the exam has to inform their school as only the school can register for this paper.
  2. Macmillan will provide the application form to the interested schools.
  3. The soft copy of the form is to be submitted by the school.
  4. Macmillan will collect the fee from the school.

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