Certification Evaluation Process

Understanding Your Evaluation

These are the parameters that are considered for each question:

Dance Entries:
Form, Footwork, Mudras, Rhythm/Tala, Emotions, Head, Neck and Eye Movements, Use of Space, Sharpness of movement.

Music Entries (Vocal, Instrumental, Percussion):
Pitch/Swara, Rhythm/Tala, Improvization/Depth, Dynamics/Emotional Impact, Diction, Fingering/Bowing Technique, Technique and Clarity of Playing.

The final grade for each question is based on the score that was given the most for each parameter.

Each aspect is also weighted differently:

For dance, the demonstration of adavus, short dance pieces, and elaborate abhinaya responses have more weightage (nearly 80%) than the memorized mudras and recitation of nomenclature. Within each question, the grade (1 to 5) that occurs most often is the grade that is given for that question.

For music, the singing pieces have more weightage than questions on naming of swaras or explaining theoretical concepts. Within each question, the grade (1 to 5) that occurs most often is the grade that is given for that question.

The certification process is agnostic of Bani or Style, and feedback is given keeping that in mind.

Evaluators are expected to give timestamp-based feedback. They will explicitly point out certain examples to illustrate an issue but will not be comprehensive in covering every single point where that issue occurred.

If you disagree with your given feedback, then please reply to info@indianraga.com stating your concerns and why you feel your feedback is inaccurate.