Most of the parents wish to follow up on the ‘learning’ that takes place. However, the educational system in some aspects over looks the very notion of education and makes it monotonous. The curiosity of the child to explore and learn dies out eventually, with little motivation.
However, there is an array of exams from which a child could benift through means of healthy competition. The rewards extended is immense and so is the recognition which the child recieves as a prodigy.
At ‘Knowledge’, we strive to provide the learning a child requires through a process of natural learning methods promoting a better understanding of concepts and ideas.
We have a planned systematizing method of conducting various practices tests through which a child understands his/ her weakness and strengths and in the process can fix achievable targets and progress.
NTSE scholarship is awarded to candidates for pursuing courses in science and social science up to doctoral level. In case of professional courses like medicine and engineering they provide it up to a PG or second degree. As per its current status around 2000 scholarships are awarded in the country with reservation of 15 percent for SC, 7.5 percent for ST and 27 percent for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with disabilities.
The exam is conducted in two stages.
1st stage–Conducted by the concerned State or Union Territory.
2nd–National level exams.
All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school are eligible.
The State or the Union Territory, conducts this exams on its own terms without much interference from the national board. The main purpose of this exam is to recommend a given number of students for the “National level exams”. Mostly the exam is conducted in November on the first Sunday every year.
The exam has two parts:
Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT)
Part one comprises of 100 questions, with a weightage of 100 marks each. The duration of the exam lasts for about 120 minutes ( 2 hours)
Part- II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Part two comprises of 100 questions, with a weightage of 100 marks each. The marks for this exam is divided in accordance to the subject : Science – 40, Mathematics – 20 and Social Science – 40. The duration of the exam lasts for about 120 minutes ( 2 hours).
Result Details for stage 1:
The results for stage 1 is usually declared by the State or Union Territory during the month of January or February. The scores are 40% for General and OBC category; 32% for SC/ST/physically challenged applicants.
National Talent Search Examination
The recommended students by the respective State or Union Territory based on their cut-off can appear for the National level exam. The exam scheme is similar to the Stage 1. There are two are expected to be taken on the same day (MAT and SAT). There will be 100 Multiple-choice questions for both MAT and SAT to be answered on OMR sheets provided.
Syllabus – Will be based on IX and X syllabus of NCERT. A booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print and on the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST), initiated ‘Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)’ to encourage students studying Basic Sciences to take up a research career in Science. Its goal is to recognize brilliant students to engage in research.
The KYPY has 3 streams:
This is for students enrolled with groups affiliated with Science subjects. The applicant should have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Board examination. Applicants must be prepared to appear for an Aptitude test. Further, the funds of the fellowship will be offered only if the select join an undergraduate programme under in Basic Sciences which pertain to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. after their +2 Boards. Their scores will have to be consistent in consideration in accordance to the cut off.
They will have one year interim and will be invited to participate in the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their expenses will be met by KVPY.
This is for students in their XII Standard. The fellowship and aggregate regulations is like ‘Stream S A’. Students who appeared under Stream SA during their 10th standard are eligible and qualified to appear for this exam too.
This is extended to students in their 1st year of undergraduate programme from the science and mathematics streams. A minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination are eligible for the Aptitude test. The applicant in the 1st year final examination must obtain 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) to receive the fellowship.
The Mathematics Olympiad is an undertaking of The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). They conduct it in collaboration with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai. Its chief focus is to support mathematical genius in schools.
Indian students have been participating in IMO since 1989. The Indian team has successfuly bagged gold, silver and bronze medals with a cash of Rs. 5,000/-, Rs. 4,000/- and Rs. 3,000/- respectively.The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) finances international travel of a 8 member team selected for the international participation. In addition the trainings the students recieve in stage 2 will be finance by NBHM.
Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is conducted the months of between September and December each year. School students up to class XII are eligible to appear for the 3 hour test containing about 6 to 7 problems.
Based on their performance students are selected to appear for the second stage.
Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) is the second stage and is held in February. The second stage is a 4-hour written test. Students who find themselves among the 30-35 receive a certificate of merit.
It invites the successful students who recieve their certificates from INMO for a month training from May to June each year(Junior). They are later invited the next year for a senior level training. As this ends they qualify and move towards the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) .
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the final destination after the rigorous training received. The selected get to represent India as, a “leader” and a “deputy leader,” The IMO is conducted during the month of July in a different member country of IMO each year. The NBHM selects the leader and deputy leader.
The IMO consists of 2 tests which lasts for 4hrs and 30 mins. Travel to IMO venue and return takes about two weeks.
The International Olympiad of English Language (iOEL), is conducted in both the National and International level and is based on the CBSE or ICSE Boards.
Any student from studying 1st to 12th can take part in this level.
Students who score an aggregate of 50% or above can participate in level 2.
Those who score a rank and are in grades 6th to 12th are eligible to participate in this level.