The National Achievement Survey Report 2021 Released: What Does it Mean for You?

The National Achievement Survey Report 2021 Released: What Does it Mean for You?

Reported By: Kunjan Motiyani, Intern

The Ministry of Education has released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) Report 2021. This report provides insight into the performance of students across the country on a variety of academic indicators.

This large-scale survey, conducted on 12 November 2021, gauges the educational attainment of students across the country and identifies any learning gaps. The report cards for the national, state and district levels can be accessed on the official website “nas.gov.in”.


NAS 2021 was conducted on November 12 last year, assessing over 34 lakh students in 1.18 lakh schools at 720 districts across 36 states and Union Territories.

NAS assesses the health of the school education system in the country by conducting a 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 the school education system. The last National Achievement Survey was held in 2017.

The survey was conducted in 22 languages and covered central and state government schools, government-aided schools, and private schools across the country. The survey assessed students in Language, Mathematics and EVS for Class 3 and 5; Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for Class 8; and Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and English for Class 10.

The report disaggregates data by gender (female, male), area (rural and urban), management of schools (government, government-aided, and private unaided), and social groups (SC, ST, OBC, and general).

The report’s objective is to evaluate children’s progress and learning competencies in order to determine the efficiency of the education system. The data from NAS 2021 will be used to identify any gaps in learning and to support state/UT governments in developing interventions to improve learning levels.