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Banjara’s Career Guidance through Holistic Aptitude Testing

Can be done Online too

The most holistic, individualized assessment of your multiple intelligences, abilities, potential and specific skills – time-tested since 1992, results over 94.7% accurate!

Our Career Counselling (Career Guidance) through Aptitude Testing helps you match your talents and potentials with your interests and helps you choose appropriate careers from a wide range of choices suited to your abilities – whether you are a student wondering what course of study to pursue, whether you are working and thinking of changing your job or whether you are seeking voluntary retirement.

How our career counselling (career guidance) is done?

To help people find the right directions, time-proven and highly successful aptitude test and career counselling (career guidance) is done by Banjara Academy for students (who have completed 9th standard and above) as well as those wishing to change jobs or seek voluntary retirement. Each evaluation of the test is done personally by Dr. Ali Khwaja [B.Tech (IIT), MIE, PhD (Counselling)], eminent trainer, mentor. Dr Ali Khwaja is a regular career counselling columnist in the Deccan Herald newspaper of Bangalore.

Our written report will outline how good you are in your fields of interest, and all the possible careers you are likely to do well in. You will also get exhaustive information and guidance on how to reach your goals, with personal counselling.

All you need to do is spare about 2 to 3 hours in a relaxed mood (come between 9:30 am to 10 am), and do a battery of written and verbal tests (nothing to do with textbooks).

Process of career counselling

Career Counselling

Briefly our process of career counselling (career guidance) through aptitude testing involves the following steps:

Holistic Aptitude Assessment and Career Guidance:

We have a detailed and exhaustive Assessment procedure (not a computerized psychometric test) to give a clear picture of the most suitable careers for you, and the courses that will lead to your goals.  It is not an exam and there is no need to prepare.  It assesses the candidate holistically, including general and multiple intelligence, outstanding characteristics, social and commercial acumen, concentration and memory retention, general knowledge, motivation levels – and of course interest and inclination.  We also take into account family background, desires of the parents and financial capabilities.

The test takes half a day, and should preferably be done in our office, but is also done through email if a parent takes the responsibility to supervise at home.  The evaluation is done personally by Dr. Ali Khwaja and a comprehensive report is generated and sent to you.

The report highlights all possible careers the candidate is good in, and the career path that would be most suitable.  Once long term goals have been set, we help in identifying the courses, colleges and subjects that would be most appropriate.  This also helps in deciding the optionals, which Board of study to opt for, and how to improve study techniques.

After the one-time fee is paid, the candidate can revert back to us any number of times even in subsequent years for guidance and clarifications.

If you would like any more information or clarifications, please write to us on

or call us on  8861421666, 88617 92260

This year has been exceptionally bad for many students in terms of exams.

Board exams for lower classes were announced, cancelled, held again, and then results have been withheld.  Those appearing for regular Board exams were told that they can appear three time to improve their scores – but many are feeling the stress of preparing and appearing multiple times for these Boards. Students have been complaining of pressure from their parents, and sometimes even teachers, to continue attempts on the hope that they will get better marks. Students who appeared for K-CET came out very distraught from the examination hall because they found many questions were not from the syllabus, and even now we are getting many phone calls of students who feel they may not score well enough to get into a good college.

The basic degree is only a stepping stone to lifelong learning & growth.  Rather than preparing only for exams, those who have a positive mindset, sharpen soft skills, and learn beyond the curriculum will succeed in the long run. They can sharpen the 10 Life Skills enunciated by United Nations, i.e.  Self-awareness Decision-making, Problem solving, creative and critical thinking, communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and empathy.

Learn to Enjoy Stress - By Dr. Ali Khwaja

I can communicate to you for any of the following purposes:

  • To inform
  • To entertain
  • To educate
  • To convince
  • To motivate & inspire
  • To gain control
  • To seek emotional support or catharsis
  • To manipulate

It takes courage and a lot of will-power to go against the tide.  You have taken the first step in the direction of true learning and understanding of children by plunging into CCAD.  Now, as you continue your journey, ask yourself a basic question – what is the purpose of your communication with anyone any time, particularly with children? We have tried to make this a true learning exercise i.e. empowering you to start your journey of further enriching lives.  The effect will seep in slowly, but surely.  No miracles promised or delivered.  But the slow miracle of CCAD will come like the seed hidden below the ground sprouts one fine day, and then goes on growing …. and growing.  But do remember that you need constant practice, like the plant needs watering. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the exercises and activities your Mentor is giving you, just give it your best shot – ali

Ali’s Notes:

There are so many people who you interact with regularly, some on a daily basis.  A few we give great importance to, and many others we take for granted.

If you are a middle-class person you may be having part/full time domestic help at home. Either you are lucky to have reliable continuous employees, or perhaps you have had to change them from time to time.  Either way, how much significance have you given to them as individuals, as humans?

Their experiences, and hence their priorities in life, are so different from ours. Even when we get exasperated sometimes with their behaviour, we need to understand certain issues from their perspective.  Do take time to do that and see if you can understand them better individually.  This will help you too.

We did a survey to understand them, and I presented it on Fb Live which is available on YouTube later also if you wish to watch.