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Reasoning ability as a determinant of engineering aptitude: a study on engineering student of Durg-Bhilai Region, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Education, MATS University, Raipur, CG, India
  • 2Department of Education, MATS University, Raipur, CG, India

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 1-7, July,1 (2018)


Employment in engineering warrants for a variety of skills, Industry is increasingly looking for employees who can think holistically, who can innovate, who can work in teams, who can synthesize and who can think critically in decision making situation. Present engineering education system do check basic Math's and Science skill before selecting student for the course. These skill though important does not impart necessary aptitude for becoming a good engineer. This study try to find the relationship of reasoning skill of an individual with his engineering aptitude. A strong positive co-relationship has been concluded in the study between reasoning skill of an individual and his engineering aptitude. A model to explain engineering aptitude of the graduate engineer has also been constructed and it has been concluded that more than 30% of the engineering aptitude variation is on the account of individual reasoning ability. This calls for a introduction of some weight age of reasoning question in the engineering entrance test to select a graduate engineer with right aptitude.


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