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International Assessments - India


Welcome to the 2004 International English Assessments for Indian Schools.

The 2004 IEAIS is being introduced into India in 2004.

The 2004 IEAIS is based on the internationally successful International English Competitions (IEC). The IEC were established in North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region in 1975 and expanded into Asia and South Africa in 1994. The IEC now attracts over 30 million entries annually.

The 2004 IEAIS plays an important role in the assessment program of many schools. Students find participation in the 2004 IEAIS stimulating and rewarding. Teachers are informed by the comprehensive reporting of results and parents receive helpful details regarding their childís performance in a wide range of skill areas.

The continuing trialling of the Assessments and analysis of results has shown that the Assessment are successful in providing questions that cater for a wide range of student abilities. A variety of test materials are also provided that challenge the very able students in each subject area.


Competition Dates

Competition Date: Wednesday November 3rd


Aims of the Competition

The aims of the IEAIS are to:

  • provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation
  • monitor individual progress across a range of skills and knowledge in English
  • recognise and reward achievement at all levels
  • provide students, parents and teachers with a comprehensive analysis of student performance.


Who Benefits?


The diagnostic report enables students to:

  • identify personal strengths and weaknesses
  • compare their achievement with the rest of the country
  • monitor individual progress from Class to Class

The diagnostic report provides an independent measure of performance in English.

Additionally, the student's report and Certificate are suitable for inclusion in a portfolio which could be used when applying for scholarships, transferring to new schools and applying for jobs.


Parents can use the diagnostic report to discuss the studentís performance with teachers and thereby contribute to the development of an individual learning program for their child.


Schools receive a set of comprehensive reports which enable them to:

  • identify strengths and weaknesses in their studentsí performances
  • compare their studentsí achievements with the rest of the country
  • examine strengths and weaknesses in their school-based curriculum
  • consider the allocation of resources to support the curriculum.


Teachers can use the statistical reports to:

  • monitor individual student progress
  • modify their classroom activities to cater for the individual and/or group needs of their students.


Who can Enter?

The IEAIS is open to all students in schools from Class 3 to Class 12.

Students should only attempt the paper for the class level in which they are currently enrolled.

If you are unsure about the appropriate paper please contact IEEAC.


Format of the Papers

There are eight papers:

  • Class 3 : 45 items/45 minutes
  • Class 4 : 50 items/50 minutes
  • Class 5 : 60 items/1 hour
  • Class 6 : 60 items/1 hour
  • Class 7 : 80 items/1 hour 15 minutes
  • Class 8 : 80 items/1 hour 15 minutes
  • Class 9 & 10 : 80 items/1 hour 15 minutes
  • Class 11 & 12 : 80 items/1 hour 15 minutes

All students should enter the IEAIS for the Class Level in which they are currently enrolled. If you are unsure about the appropriate papers for your students, please contact IEEAC.

The Assessment is comprised of a variety of multiple choice items. Each question is worth one mark. No marks are deducted for wrong answers.


Skills Assessed

Each paper covers a wide range of skills in reading, language and spelling across both literary and factual genres and text types.

The following is a sample range of the skills tested in the IEAIS.

Reading: Literary

Identifies and interprets:

  • main idea
  • related information
  • audience and purpose
  • points of view
  • main characters
  • settings
  • themes
  • figurative language
  • mood and tone
  • visual information

Reading: Factual

Identifies and interprets:

  • fact and opinion
  • authorís intent
  • generic structural features
  • textual conventions (author, title, etc)
  • language style
  • technical language
  • rhetorical devices
  • tables and graphical information
  • temporal sequencing

Language: Textual


  • stylistic elements
  • style and meaning
  • modality
  • tense
  • figurative devices
  • pronoun reference
  • meaning of a word

Language: Syntactical


  • sentence structure
  • clause pattern
  • parts of speech
  • punctuation
  • contractions
  • grammatical function



  • high frequency words
  • spelling rules
  • simple spelling patterns
  • irregular spelling patterns
  • alphabetical order
  • singular/plural


Sample Questions

The IEAIS is run annually for students in Class 3 to Class 12. The following sample questions include examples from each class level and cover a range of question types commonly used in IEAIS papers.

Questions included in IEAIS papers fall within the following five categories:

  • Reading Literary (includes stories, poems, extracts from novels, plays)
  • Reading Factual (includes non-fiction, information or scientific texts)
  • Language Textual (ie questions about textual features eg writerís style, tone, audience, figurative language)
  • Language Syntactical (ie questions which deal with sentence level features eg punctuation, grammar, tense, pronoun reference)
  • Spelling



What do I get?

Each student receives a diagnostic report on their performance and a Certificate suitable for inclusion in a portfolio.

Schools receive valuable statistics which will enable them to compare their studentsí achievements with the rest of the country.

Each class level is marked separately.

The confidentiality of school statistics is maintained at all times. IEEAC does not use these statistics to draw comparisons between schools or school systems.




All students who enter the IEAIS receive a Certificate.

The Certificate is awarded on the following basis for each subject assessed:

  • High Distinction (the top 1% of students for each Class for each subject across India)
  • Distinction (the next 10% of students for each Class for each subject across India)
  • Credit (the next 20% of students for each Class for each subject across India)
  • Participation (all other participating students).


Prestigious medals with the IEERA logo are normally awarded to the top scoring students in each state, in each class level providing they have received a High Distinction Certificate.

The student's name, class level and subject are engraved on the Medal.


Elegibility for Awards

Candidates must have participated on the official date to be eligible for the award of a Medal.

Candidates must have been supervised as for an external examination.

To ensure the integrity of IEAIS neither the supervisor, nor any invigilator assisting, should be a family member or relative of any candidate attempting the Assessment.

Medals are awarded when a score is judged to be sufficiently meritorious.

IEEAC reserves the right to investigate any factors which may have affected student performance and eligibility for awards.


Assessment Highlights

A printed copy of your schoolís results will be sent to you.

This year the English Assessment will feature:

  • stimulus materials designed to cater for a wide range of student abilities from Class 3 to Class 12
  • texts and attractive graphics throughout the papers
  • materials that cover a wide range of skills in English
  • literary and factual texts that can be used as a valuable teacher resource for student assessment.

The School Report will feature:

  • comprehensive diagnostic information
  • a Student Report with a graphical student profile showing individual strengths and weaknesses
  • feedback on specific skills in reading, language and spelling
  • learning outcomes for each task.

All participants will receive a Certificate suitable for inclusion in a portfolio and the student(s) with the top score in each state will earn a Medal.


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