New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Thursday, conducted its very first Indian Scholastic Assessment Test or Ind-SAT Test 2020 under its "Study in India" Programme.
About 5000 candidates from Countries - Nepal, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Zambia, Indonesia, and Mauritius appeared for the exam on Thursday. The Online Proctored Exam was conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
Officials from HRD said," Ind-SAT 2020 is an exam that grants scholarships and admissions to foreign students for studying in selected Indian Varsities. The exam was carefully designed to judge the scholastic abilities of students applying for studying at Indian University/Colleges."
The Ind-SAT score will serve as a criterion to shortlist the candidate on the merit basis for the allocation of scholarships for Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) programmes in various Universities/Colleges across the Nation under "Study in India" scheme.
Indian Universities/Colleges also welcomed this move because, before this test, Indian Universities didn't have a gauge to identify the meritorious students.