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The characteristics of adolescents are
1.  Rapid physical, psychological cognitive growth
2.  Behaviour change and development
3. Academic excellence
4. Rapid physical, psychological cognitive growth and Behaviour change and development

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Rapid physical, psychological cognitive growth and Behaviour change and development


  • Adolescence is the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood that occurs between ages 11 and 18 approximately
  • The physical and psychological changes that take place in adolescence often start earlier, during the preteen or "tween" years: between ages 9 and 12.
  • WHO defines 'Adolescents' as individuals in the 10-19 years age group and 'Youth' as the 15-24 year age group. While 'Young People' covers the age range 10-24 years.


The characteristics of adolescents are 

  1. Biological growth & development
  2. Physical And Psychological Transition i.e. Rapid physical, psychological cognitive growth
  3. Behaviour change and development
  4. Appearance-Consciousness
  5. Attraction Towards the Opposite Sex

Stages of developments are: 



Year Period


Infancy and Toddlerhood

0-2 Years


Early Childhood

2-6 Years


Middle Childhood

6-11 years



11-18 Years



After 18 years


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