NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SURVEY-2021 - Guidelines for NAS 2021 for 3,5,8,10th Classes

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SURVEY-2021 - Guidelines for NAS 2021 for 3,5,8,10th Classes NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SURVEY-2021

National Achievement Survey (NAS) is a nationally representative large-scale survey of students' learning undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. NAS gives a system level reflection on effectiveness of school education. Findings help compare the performance across spectrum and across population in order to find the desirable direction for improvements.

National Achievement Survey-2021 is scheduled on 12th November 2021

This national level survey would be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as Assessment Administrator for Grade 3, 5, 8 and 10 students of State Govt. schools, Govt. Aided schools, Private Unaided recognized schools and Central Government schools Memo No. ESE02/290/2021-SCERT dated 06/11/2021

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SURVEY-2021 - Guidelines for NAS 2021 for 3,5,8,10th Classes

Sub:School Education – SCERT,AP – NAS 2021 – Smooth conduct of NAS on 12th November, 2021 - Certain instructions issued - Reg.

1. From Maneesh Garg, Joint Secretary (SS-II), MoE, DSE&L,GoI, DO letter No.19-4/2019-15-81 dated 5th November, 2021.
2. RC.No: ESE02/290/2021-SCERT Dated:19/09/2021 of the Director, SCERT, AP

In continuation of the orders issued in the reference 2nd cited above, all the District Educational Ofcers & District Nodal Ofcers for NAS are informed that all the Districts have been appointed Fls in adequate numbers vis-a-vis the number of sampled schools. There are no gaps needs to be flled.
2. Further the following guidelines are issued for smooth conduct of NAS 2021 on 12th November, 2021 in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

a. In districts where school observers are not available in required number, observers may be drawn from Departments other than School Education Department.

b. Whereever it is not possible to appoint separate observers, the FIs may have to perform the duty of school observer which includes collection of bags from the distribution Centre and taking back the test material back to the collection centre after the survey has been conducted in the school.
c. Training videos relating to FIs and Observers are available at

d. Districts should ensure proper training of all functionaries, nominated for NAS duty.

e. All DNOs should ensure that the Fls and Observes nominated must be present (without fail) for NAS.

f. DNOs are informed that all schools (including private schools) that non-reporting and non-sparing of Fls /Observers will be viewed seriously.

g. Since presence of Fls and Observers iextremely critical for NAS, no exemption can be given.

h. Further, DNOS/DLCS are advised to keep an advance reserve list of Fls and Observers to deal with substitute appointment on SOS basis i. lt is also requested to facilitate smooth movement of the functionaries associated with the conduct of NAS, including where ever special permissions are required.

j. DNOs should ensure that the sampled schools remain functional/open for the selectedgrades for smooth conduct of NAS, while observing the COVID safety protocols.

3. Therefore, all the District Educational Ofcers are requested to adhere the above guidelines and ensure that the NAS is conducted in a smooth manner in coordinatin with DLCs.


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