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Field trial of PISA

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    2nd Sep, 2021


The field trial of PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) is scheduled to be held from September 15 to 18 in 38 schools. 

What is PISA?

  • PISA was introduced in 2000 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 
  • It is an international survey which aims to evaluate the education system across the world by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, and science. 
  • OECD conducts PISA every three years.

India in PISA

  • India has participated in the PISA test only once before, in the year 2009.
    • In this round of PISA, India ranked 72nd out of 73 countries, outranking only Kyrgyzstan.
  • Since then, India has strayed away from the test until now.
  • Chandigarh will be sitting for the test in 2022.


  • The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961, headquartered at Paris, France.
  • It aims to promote policies which can effectively improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 
  • There are 36 Member countries. India is not a member of OECD.