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Course Details

Course Commencement
August 2023 (Tentative)
Course Completion
January 2024 (Tentative)
Exam Dates
Multiple slots in January 2024 (Tentative)
Credits & LTP
Each course offers 5 credit points.
Practical (Hands-on)
Recommended For:
Graduation Programme - B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed
Branch - Mathematics, Psychology, Education

Course Summary

General Mental Ability (GMA) refers to the capacity of an individual to effectively process information at a quick pace to understand, learn, reason and solve problems. The overall GMA score tends to explain the variation in individual performance more than specific course-related knowledge and abilities.

The Item Writing for GMA (Numerical) course primarily focusses on the reasoning capability of an individual with numbers and numerical formulations. The course has been designed to help learners create tests for assessing the numerical reasoning skills of indviduals.

The course introduces learners to 15+ item types in numerical reasoning with examples and skills that would be assessed. It gives learners an understanding on the core processes involved in numerical reasoning to help create effective tests for analysing an individual's ability.


A virtual hands-on environment is integrated within the course.

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Knowledge in the field of Education, Psychology or Mathematics is necessary.

Course Syllabus

The course syllabus will be delivered through a combination of eLearning resources, digital lectures, community based digital classrooms as applicable.
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Course Components

Digital Learning
Courses to consist of enriching eLearning resources View Sample
Multiple digital lectures delivered by a renowned academician and an industry expert, through the entire duration of a course View Sample
Academic Connect
Moderated by an academic expert with a focus on building conceptual clarity View Sample
Industry Connect
Moderated by an industry expert with a focus on building industry oriented applied knowledge View Sample
Access to industry related mini projects to enable practical exposure for candidates View Sample
Periodic Formative
Access to three periodic formative assessments during the course View Sample
Summative Assessment
Candidates to appear for either summative assessments consisting of two parts - Test of Knowledge and Test of Application or TCS NQT View Sample
Verifiable Digital
Successful candidates to receive a digital certificate, verifiable through online platforms View Sample
Internship opportunity for toppers in the respective courses, subject to vacancies in corporates and their hiring policies View Sample
Get visibility to job vacancies with leading corporate recruiters that recognise the TCS NQT certification, subject to vacancies in corporates and their hiring policies View Sample


Mamur Ali
Dr. Mohd Mamur Ali
Assistant Professor - Department of Teacher Training and Non-Formal Education, IASE, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi

This course "Item Writing for GMA (Numerical)" is my first online course with TCS iON. I have found the course material to be comprehensive and informative and have learnt a lot and really enjoyed the course. Our mentors, namely Dr. U. N. Dash and Dr. Priyanka Goswami, were encouraging and supportive, as well as being really thorough in the subject. Our mentors are able to provide a rich learning experience for every student at the convenience of the student. The coordinator has always been helpful and efficient and quick to respond to queries. I am impressed with the course materials and the technical management of the course. I am looking forward to such more courses.

Nivedita Pandey
Nivedita Pandey
B.Ed Student, Banasthali Vidyapith

First of all, it’s a great honour to be a part of this General Mental Ability course. The course introduced me different types of items in numerical reasoning such as reasoning with numbers, data sufficiency, data interpretation, attention and vigilance. This course offered me an opportunity to think widely and explored my mind in order to create different types of items. Also, this course increased my logical and numerical reasoning, critical and creative thinking, number sensitivity and many more. Very interesting and valuable course, I have learnt a lot from this course like how to decide the difficulty level of items, what things you have to keep in the mind while creating these items, which core intellectual process is tapped in which type of item. Our mentors and meeting host was very helpful. I like the way our mentors involve all the participants during the lectures and explain each type of items with examples.

Mohammad Shaheer
Mohammad Shaheer
B.Ed Student, Jamia Milia Islamia

A thorough course that enables us to learn at our own pace and have access to the instructor whenever needed. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and hope to expand on my gained knowledge about Item Creation. The course was well presented, easy to follow and engaging. The examples in the course content made it easier to grasp. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wishes to learn about Item Creation. Learned a lot from this course. It was a great experience.

G. Arunjyothi
Research Scholar, Department of Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Firstly, I would like to thank the entire team of TCS iON for their kind co-operation and co-ordination throughout the course. It was really a great experience to learn with the team. The learning schedules, digital classes were well organised and executed by the expert teams. The recorded lectures were provided by the team which help in re-listening and understanding the content which was of great use. The appropriate explanation about the specific topics were given by the experts in the subjects, which helped us to develop various thought dimensions of learning, developing, solving, completing assignments and also help us, how to limit the thought at a point were understood and known. Personally, I feel it as a complete course as it enables learners to think, understand, develop, execute and reach to solution in one go. The course provides the freedom of thought, creativity, flexibility to the learners. Which help the learner to develop, to explain and to explore the ideas. The critical and creative thinking, problem-solving skills along with the analytical skills were developed. The doubts clarification and the availability of the guide enable me to learn more effectively.

Kiranpreet Kaur
Senior Research Fellow, Panjab University

It was quite interesting, informative and rewarding learning experience. Learnt a lot under the guidance of experienced and talented mentors. It really improved my knowledge, skills and challenged my thinking in this field. Looking forward for another learning experience with TCS.

Ishita Jain
Ishita Jain
B.Ed Student, Banasthali Vidyapith

It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. I want you to know that I have learnt so much from all of your constructive input and guidance throughout each lecture of the course. I found the course [Item writing for GMA (numerical)] interesting, challenging and rewarding. This course help me in assessing my numerical reasoning skills. This course provides 15+ item types in numerical reasoning with examples and skills that would be assessed. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found this course wonderful in all aspects. This course really helped me to encourage my numerical reasoning skills since we get assignments after every digital lecture, which helped a lot. The course exceeded my expectations significantly and thank you for making this course so enjoyable.