Ministry of Education releases National Achievement Survey 2021 report

NAS 2021: Around 34 lakh students of 1.18 lakh schools in 720 districts from both rural and urban areas participated in the survey.

Ministry of Education releases National Achievement Survey 2021 report National Achievement Survey 2021
Vagisha Kaushik | May 25, 2022 - 7:45 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education has released a report on the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 today. NAS 2021 report has been released on the official website – The survey assesses the health of school education system in the country by conducting comprehensive evaluation survey of children’s learning competencies at classes 3, 5, 8 and 10 with a cycle period of three years. It reflects the overall assessment of school education system.

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“The #NAS2021 report has been released to support State/UT governments in developing long term, mid-term and short-term interventions to improve learning levels and orient on differential planning. The report on #NAS2021 is published on,” the Ministry of Education tweeted.

“One of the largest surveys in the world, the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 was conducted on November 12, 2021 across the country, to identify the learning gaps & to take remedial measures,” it said.

About 34 lakh students of 1.18 lakh schools in 720 districts from both rural and urban areas have participated in NAS 2021. The National Report Card has been released and placed in the public domain on It will enable analysis of results and remedial action at the appropriate levels.

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The achievement tests along with the questionnaires, i.e., pupil questionnaire, teacher questionnaire and school questionnaire were developed and translated in 22 different languages by NCERT. This nation-wide survey was administered by the CBSE in one single day at the same time. The survey was managed through the technology platform designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

In order to capture student attainment of Learning Outcomes at the end of Classes III, V, VIII and X, an OMR based achievement test comprising of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) was conducted. It assesses competencies and skills achieved by the students at different levels of school education through meticulously developed and field-tested items.

The report is based on the performance in all subjects through disaggregation by gender (female, male), Area (Rural and Urban), Management of schools (Government, Government aided and Private unaided) and Social Groups (Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC) and General.

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