TALENT TESTS AND OLYMPIADS
It is needless to say that the present generation children are in cut-throat competitive world. Mere bookish based classroom curriculum does not help them get sufficient knowledge to face the current scenario of challenges in the present rapid changing world. Nevertheless, the present course of education, enabled by CCE pedagogic methods, has also freed the children from strict public examinations till the end of school age. So the children’s learning skills and knowledge may not be properly developed.
So to assess the real potential and the capabilities of the children at school level, the children can be allowed to appear for the Talent Tests and Olympiads conducted by various independent organizations. These tests are very important for the children to get exposed to the competitive atmosphere and to develop adequate confidence to meet with the future challenges/targets in life. These tests are mostly based on the academic curriculum and bring out the hidden talents of the children. The meritorious children who showcase their exceptional talents will be appreciated with scholarships, medals and merit certificates. Thus, they feel encouraged and confident.
When the student wins the competition he/she experiences the learning, if fails, learns the experience.
Here is a list of 33 Talent Tests and Olympiads:
1. NTSE – National Talent Search Examination by NCERT
2. NMMSS – National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme by The Ministry for Human Resource Development, Government of India
3 .National Science Olympiads and National Maths Olympiads by HBCSE
4. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) by Department of Science and Technology (DST)
5. Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research by (INSPIRE)The Department of Science & Technology (DST)
6. Yoga Olympiad by Ministry of Human Resource Development and NCERT
7. Indian Computing Olympiad byIndian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS)
8. Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE) by Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics (IISMA)
9. Wild Wisdom Quiz by WWF-INDIA
10. International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) by Macmillan Education
11. Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing (ASSET) by Educational Initiatives (EI-INDIA)
12. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition by Mumbai Science Teachers’ Association
13. Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan by Vijnana Bharathi (VIBHA)
14. National Geography Olympiad by The Geo Genius Foundation
15. The Tata Building India School Essay Competition by Tata Group
16. Maths Scholarship Eligibility Test ( MSET) by Association for Improvement of Maths Education (A.I.M.Ed)
17. Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) by Akash Institute
18. Unified Council’s Talent Search Exams by Unified Council Foundation
19.Science Olympiad Foundation Olympiads by Science Olympiad Foundation
20. Silver Zone Olympiads by Silver Zone Foundation
21. Edu Heal Foundation Olympiads by Edu Heal Foundation
22. Humming Bird Olympiads by Humming Bird Foundation
23 . Kwest Foundation Olympiads by Kwest Foundation
24. SRF – Olympiads by Srinivasa Ramanujan Foundation
25. Mi Champs India Talent Tests by Brainfeed Magazine
26. My Guru Academy Olympiads by My Guru Academy
27. OMS Olympiads by OMS Foundation
28. National Genius Search Examination by NGSE
29. Paryavaran/Vanyajeeva Ratna Award by ICWESSAR
30. Sir C.V. Raman Young Genius Awards by Suchir India Foundation
31. National Astronomy and Science Olympiad by NASO
32. Dr. K.V.Rao Science Quiz Competition by Dr. K.V.Rao Foundation
33. The India Spelling Bee Olympiad by The India Spelling Bee Foundation
1. NTSE- National Talent Search Examination
NTSE – National Talent Search Examination is the most prestigious scholarship programme for the students studying in X class and it is conducted every year under the strict guidelines formulated by the NCERT. This programme was started in the year 1963 as a scheme known as National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) with an aim to identify the meritorious students and award them with scholarships. It underwent several changes year by year and presently around 1000 scholarships are awarded in the country to the candidates pursuing courses in science and social science up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level.
Eligibility and Applying:
The students studying in X class in any type of recognized schools including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School etc. are eligible to appear for the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located. Students who are registered under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible.
For applying for the NTSE State Level Stage – I exam, the state officials can be consulted. The details of the websites addresses and the list of persons in charge can be viewed here.
The scheme of examination:
This exam is conducted in two levels Stage –I and Stage – II
STAGE – I (State level) is conducted by State or UTs authorities of that particular state. It is only a screening test to select and recommended students for the second level.
STAGE – II (National Level) is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Stage – I and Stage – II both examinations have two parts:
Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT): 100 questions, 100 marks, 2.00 hours duration
Part-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): 100 questions, 100 marks, 2.00 hours duration.
There are no negative marks in the Stage – I.
The exams are of written with multiple choice questions and the candidates are required to answer on a separate OMR sheet.
There will be no prescribed syllabus for this exam but the standard level of IX and X classes can be preferred. NCET also provides separate booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ which contains sample papers for both the Tests- MAT and SAT on the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in
Eligibility for the Stage – II Level:
A merit list of the successful candidates will be prepared by the State/Union Territory will ensuring the minimum qualifying marks in both the tests MAT and SAT separately. The qualifying marks are 40 per cent in the case of General and OBC category and 32 per cent in the case of SC/ST/physically challenged candidates. The National Talent Search Examination is open for the students of Indian nationality whether they study in India or abroad at Class X level.
Reservation and Scholarship Amount:
The reservation criterion is 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 benchmark disabilities.
The scholarship amount varies for different stages of education as given below.
The rates of scholarship at different stages:
|Sl.No.||Stage||Rate of Scholarship|
|1.||Higher Secondary Level||Rs. 1250/- p.m.|
|2.||Graduate and Post Graduate||Rs. 2000/- p.m.|
|3.||For Ph.D. Degree (four years)||As per UGC norms|
To apply STAGE – I state level exam: http://www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/pdf_files/LO_list_pdf
To download full PDF brochure issued by NCERT: http://www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/pdf_files/Information_Brochure pdf
Further details visit the official website NCERT: http://ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/index_talent.html
2. NMMSS – National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme
NMMSS – National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme has been a sponsored scheme and began by The Ministry for Human Resource Development, Government of India. With the help of this scheme an examination is conducted every year for the students studying in VIII class with an intention to prevent the drop outs in the families of economically backward classes.
Eligibility to appear the test:
The Students studying in VIII class in Government/Local Body/Municipal/Aided Schools/ Modal schools which have no residential facility (i.e. from non-Residential Schools only) are eligible for getting the scholarship. The candidates must also have secured a minimum of 55% marks in case of OC/BC candidates and 50% in case of SC/ST in VII Standard with parental income less than Rs. 1,50,000/- p.a.
Mental Ability Test (M.A.T) – 90 marks multiple choice questions. Scholastic Ability Test (S.A.T) – 90 marks covering sciences, mathematics and social sciences of class VII & VIII.
Each question carries one mark. Time is one minute for one question.
Percentage to qualify:
The minimum qualifying marks for each paper will be 40% and in case of SC/ST students, the cut off will be 32%.Selection will be made as per the merit scored in the test. District wise and community wise quota allotted as per norms issued by MHRD New Delhi.
Fee for the test:
|For General and Backward Caste Students:||Rs. 100|
|For Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe & PH Students :||Rs. 50|
Sholarship for the beneficiaries:
The selected beneficiaries should register and up load their Aadhar linked bank account particulars in National Scholarship Portal in a stipulated time by opening the bank accounts in any nationalized bank which have online clearing system only to get scholarship Rs. 12000 per year
For further details visit the website: http://mhrd.gov.in/nmms
For state wide Nodal Officers:
3. National Olympiad Programmes by HBCSE
The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education popularly known as HBCSE in association with the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), the Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), and the Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences (ATBS) conducts
Science Olympiads in the subjects
JUNIOR SCIENCE AND
And in association with
National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) it conducts
Science Olympiads – A five-stage examination
The National Science Olympiad is conducted every year at various schools across the country and culminates with the international Olympiads which will be held at different corners of the world. The national level examinations, both theoretical and experimental, are prepared to evaluate the conceptual understanding, logical reasoning, laboratory skills, and above all, ability to apply problem-solving skills to novel situations. There will be no training for the first two stages but rigorous training is provided from the third stage of the programme.
The eligibility is for the students studying in Secondary and Higher Secondary classes.
Stage I: National Standard Examinations (NSES)
The first stage of selection of students in the National Olympiad Programme involves
National Standard Examinations in Astronomy (NSEA)
National Standard Examinations in Biology (NSEB)
National Standard Examinations in Chemistry (NSEC)
National Standard Examinations in Junior Science (NSEJS)
National Standard Examinations in Physics (NSEP)
It is a school level exam and theoretical objective questions will be given at this stage. The student participation will be around 20,000 to 60,000.
Students can register their participation in the same school where they are studying. The list of registration centres is available on the IAPT
For any clarifications contact:
Prof. G. Venkatesh (Chief Coordinator, IAPT Examinations)
Prof. M. K. Raghavendra (NSE Coordinator)
Dr. V. V. Soman (NSEJS Coordinator)
F11A, 1st floor, Old Physics Building, UG Programme,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
Tel. No: 080-49087030 (Mon-Fri: 10.00 to 13.00 and14.00 to 17.00)
Stage II: Indian National Olympiads:
The HBCSE organizes the second stage selection process of the Indian National Olympiads in
Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)
Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO)
Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO)
Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO)
This level test will be conducted at 18 centres across the country and it will consist of Theoretical Objective and Long Questions. The students’ participation will be around 300 to 500.
Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camps (OCSCS):
The students will be selected in each subject for the Orientation-Cum-Selection Camp (OCSC) on the basis of their performance in the Indian National Olympiads.
The HSBC will organize Orientation-cum-Selection Camp for the selected 35-50 students in Theoretical and Experimental sessions.
Stage IV Training of Indian teams for International Olympiads at HBCSE:
A rigorous training programme will be given to the selected Indian teams who undergo at HBCSE in theory and experiment. In case of astronomy, observational astronomy is provided prior to their departure for the International Olympiads.
Stage V: Participation in International Olympiads:
In this stage, the Olympiad Programme culminates with the participation of the Indian students (4-6 in each subject) in the International Olympiads to be held in sponsored countries.
Students can register their participation in the same school where they are studying. The list of registration centres is available on the IAPT website: www.iapt.org.in
Eligibility criteria for Science Olympiads click: http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/how-to-participate/eligibility/science-olympiad
Question papers and solutions of Indian National Olympiads are available at:
For more information, check out the official http://www.olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in
Mathematical Olympiad – A six-stage examination
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) organizes the Mathematical Olympiad in association with the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) which is in charge of the Mathematical Olympiad activity.
The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India consists of six stages as outlined below.
Stage – I PRMO, Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad
First step to Indian Mathematical Olympiad
The students studying in classes VIII, IX, X, XI or XII are eligible to appear for the PRMO. Further, the candidates must be Indian citizens. The school where they are studying can be a centre. The school having minimum of 20 students to appear for this test can register for the centre. In this Olympiad 3 hours of time will be given with 30 questions and the answer to each question is either a single digit number or a two digit number.
The schools can register their school for centre here: http://mtaexam.com
For more details about PRMO you can visit: http://www.mtai.org.in/activities/exams/prmo
IAPT PRMO 2018 PARCEL RETURN ADDRESS
Dr. M. K RAGHAVENDRA,
F-IIA, Upstairs, UG Block,
Old Physics Building,
Indian Institute of Science,
Stage – 2 Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO):
In this stage, a written test will be of three hours with six problems. Basing on the students’ performance in RMO, up to 30 students from Classes 8, 9,10,11 and up to 6 students from Class 12 from each region are selected for Stage 3 (INMO)
Stage – 3 Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO):
The students who get selected in RMO and receive an INMO certificate of merit will be eligible to appear for the INMO. It will be of four hour written test.
Stage – 4 International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC):
The awardees who get selected from INMO for the next level i.e., for training they will be invited to the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. There, they will be given a month-long training camp in April-May each year. During this training camp, the students have to take a series of selection tests. Basing on their performance, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants as the IMO Team.
Stage – 5 Pre-Departure Training Camps:
In this stage, the selected team of six candidates goes through another final round of training and orientation for about ten days prior to departure for IMO.
Stage – 6 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO):
The selected six member team at the end of IMOTC along with a leader, a deputy leader and observers will represent the country at the IMO. Every year, it will be held in the month of July in a different member country of the IMO. In this stage, there will be two written tests held on two consecutive days. On each day of the contest the test consists of three problems and lasts for four and a half hours.
Medals and Cash Awards
The winning students of the Indian Team who receive gold, silver and bronze medals at the IMO also receive a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively at a formal ceremony at the end of the training camp during the following year.
For further details like age, eligibility, syllabus model papers and mock tests you can visit the official website here:
To practise more in Maths, a must visit website for all Olympiads: https://artofproblemsolving.com/school
Also refer to the other Olympiads of the same repute:
Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) organized by IAPT
Visit website: www.iapt.org.in
International Astronomy Olympiad – Junior (IAO – Junior) organized by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM)
Visit website: www.nehrusciencecentre.gov.in
International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) organized by the Geological Society of India
Visit website: www.geosocindia.org
International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) organized by the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science
Visit website: www.iarcs.org.in/inoi
Many teachers at different category levels like secondary, Higher Secondary and Undergraduate are involved in the Olympiad Programmes. HBCSE organizes several orientation and exposure camps to the teachers
For more details you can visit the website: http://www.olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in
Chemistry Olympiad Exposure Camp
Physics Olympiad Exposure Camp
Biology Olympiad Exposure Camp
Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp
4. KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Department of Science and Technology (DST), a nodal agency of the Government of India, initiated the KVPY – “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana in 1999. This is a fellowship program for the students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The main focus of this programme is identifying and encouraging the talented students and further motivating them to pursue career in research. The students get selected for the KVPY scholarship will get monthly fellowship and the annual contingency grant up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier.
Students studying in XI Standard with Science Subjects a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE in the X Standard Board Examination.
Students studying in XII Standard (+2) (Science subjects) and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. A minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.
Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2018–19 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII Standard Board Examination.
Basic Sciences Monthly Annual Contingency Fellowship Grant
SA/SX/SB: Rs. 5000 Rs. 20000
During 1st to 3rdyears of
SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / Rs. 7000 Rs. 28000
4th to 5th years of Integrated
The application fee:
For General/OBC Category: Rs.1000,
For SC/ST/PWD: Rs.500
(Bank Charges extra)
It is an online test to be conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country.
For details for test centres visit: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/applications.htm
On the basis of the candidates’ performance in the aptitude test, selected students will be called for an interview and it will be the final stage of the selection procedure.
Support Helpdesk Details:
If you require any assistance related to Application Form,
Call to 080 – 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 – 22933536
Email to [email protected]
The phone numbers are available from 10.00 am to 5.00
Visit the website for further details: http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm
5. INSPIRE – Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research
INSPIRE – Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research is being implemented by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and it is mentored by National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Ahmadabad. This Program is being implemented since 2009-10. It is a national program started in the year 2009-10 and mainly focuses on attracting the talented young students to study Science and pursue career in Research.
It has five components spread over in three major schemes. These are:
a) Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS) –
1) INSPIRE Award and 2) INSPIRE Internship,
b) Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) –
3) INSPIRE Scholarship
c) Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) –
4) INSPIRE Fellowship and 5) INSPIRE Faculty Awards.
Inspire Award Manak
The first component i.e. INSPIRE Award MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) scheme ten (10.0) lakh ideas are being targeted and five (05) lakh alone from middle and high schools across the country. The students in the middle and high schools of govt., aided, un-aided and any recognized in the country are eligible. Such schools can nominate 2-3 students along with all the details including a brief write-up of the idea of the student.
Eligibility: Students studying in VI to X
Scholarship: 2 students from each school gets Rs. 5,000/-
School should register the students’ names along with their bank details and the write up:
For more details you can visit the website: http://www.inspireawards-dst.gov.in
6. Yoga Olympiad
International Yoga Day is observed on 21st of June every year. With this idea, Yoga Olympiad, the more intensively conceptualized, has been initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development with an objective to promote the awareness of Yoga and to spread the message of yoga as a science of holistic living. In this Olympiad, they first observe the physical demonstration of Yogasanas and later the individual’s knowledge, grasp of concept and definition of yoga. Finally, the Olympiad will also measure the various techniques for total growth of individual at physical, mental, emotional spiritual levels.
Download the brochure issued by the NCERT which contains detailed information rules and regulations, scheme, modalities of assessment and the awards http://www.ncert.nic.in/yogaolympiad.html
Yogic Practices covered in Yoga Olympiad
The Following dimensions of Yoga are embedded into ‘Yoga Olympiad’:
- Kriya (Cleansing Process)
- Dhyana (Meditation) (Not for evaluation)
- Bandha and Mudra (Only for Secondary level)
Syllabus and Target Group
NCERT has developed a syllabus for Class VI to VIII (Upper Primary Stage) and Class IX & X (Secondary Stage)
1 Upper Primary Stage
Upper Primary Stage comprises students form Class 6th to Class 8th
1A – 10 to 14 years Girls (Upper Primary Stage)
1B – 10 to 14 years Boys (Upper Primary Stage)
2 Secondary Stage
Secondary Stage comprises students form Class 9th to Class 10th
2A – 14 to 16 years Girls (Secondary Stage)
2B – 14 to 16 years Boys (Secondary Stage)
Levels, Awards, and Responsible authorities of Yoga Olympiad
Block/School Level: District Education Officer / DIETs and School Principals
First Prize – Merit Certificate
Second Prize – Merit Certificate
Third Prize – Merit Certificate
All other participants – Certificate of Participation
District level: District Education Officer / DIETs Principals
First Prize – Merit Certificate
Second Prize – Merit Certificate
Third Prize – Merit Certificate
All other participants – Certificate of Participation.
State/UT level: Secretary / Director of School Education / SCERT/SIEs etc.
First Prize – Merit Certificate with memento
Second Prize – Merit Certificate with memento
Third Prize – Merit Certificate with memento
All other participants – Certificate of Participation.
National level: Ministry of Human Resource Development / NCERT
First Prize – Gold Medal (Plated) with Certificate
Second Prize – Silver Medal (Plated) with Certificate
Third Prize – Bronze Medal (Plated) with Certificate
All other participants – Certificate of Participation.
For further details visit NCERT official website: http://www.ncert.nic.in/yogaolympiad_.html
7. Indian Computing Olympiad
Indian Computing Olympiad is conducted every year by IARCS – Indian Association for Research in Computing Science. The main aim of the Olympiad is to identify the school students with extraordinary skills in algorithms and computer programming. This Olympiad is open to all the students studying in school up to class XII.
This Olympiad is of 4 levels like other International Science Olympiads including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy conducted by HBCSE.
Level – I
The Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) is a written exam held at centres across the country.
The Zonal Computing Olympiad (ZCO), a programming contest. The programming languages supported are C, C++, Java and Python.
Level – II
The Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) which involves programming languages that are C++ and Java.
Level – III
At the third level there will be an International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (IOITC) and approximately 30 students will get selected from INOI for this camp.
Level – IV
This is the final Level and selected team of 4 candidates will represent India in International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and it will be held in any sponsored country abroad.
For more information about registration, important dates, test centres, awards, material and books visit the official website: https://www.iarcs.org.in/inoi
8. Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE)
The Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics (IISMA) conducts Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE) at various levels. It mainly focuses is on mathematical reasoning, mental ability, novel approach, concepts, accuracy and speed. The paper consists of 50 objective questions with 4 alternatives. Time duration is in 90 minutes and should answer on an OMR answer sheet. The correct answer is awarded with 2 marks, and there is a negative mark for each wrong one 0.5 marks, except for Class III and IV
Details of the programme
Eligibility: The students studying in Class III to IX under any educational board
Examination Fee: Rs. 250
Nature of Examination: MTSE will be a classroom (offline) test
For further details you can visit the website: http://www.iisma.com/about_exam
9. Wild Wisdom Quiz
The WWF-India started conducting Wild Wisdom Quiz from 2008 and this mainly focuses on understanding the value of biodiversity and sustainable future. Wild Wisdom Quiz is also a wonderful platform for the young students to learn about environment, wildlife and the threats posed to it through a fun-filled and interactive learning experience. Now the WWF-India is presenting Wild Wisdom Quiz-2018 with thought-provoking theme “THE PRICE OF OUR PLANET?” which will tell us the importance of the natural resources like forests and wildlife, oceans and rivers, plants and animals and our never-ending use of these resources
Wild Wisdom Quiz in brief
Students to participate:
Primary III to V classes
Middle VI to VIII classes
Secondary/Higher Secondary IX to XII classes
Registration fee: Rs. 100.00
Online Quiz three phases: Phase I, Phase II and Phase III
Online Quiz Helpline Numbers:
Email- id:- [email protected]
For further details like Registration, Syllabus and Material visit the website:
10. ICAS – International Competitions and Assessments for Schools
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is the most Comprehensive Educational Assessment Programme available. ICAS is brought to you by UNSW Global (The University of New South Wales) a world leader in the provision of education, assessment and expertise services. It is organized in India by Macmillan Education.
This programme is completely different because ICAS does not assess how well students remember the content they have been taught; it assesses the higher order thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in English Mathematics Science and Digital Technologies for the classes 2 to 12.
For further details visit their official website: http://macmillaneducation.in/icas
11. ASSET – Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing
ASSET – Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test conducted by Educational Initiatives-India. It aims at identifying how well the students comprehend the skills and concepts underlying the school curriculum rather than rote learning. ASSET is conducted in written as well as online.
Details of programme ASSET
For the students studying: 3-10 Classes
Subjects for ASSET: English, Maths and Science (Optional: Social and Hindi)
Syllabus: CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, and state boards’ curriculum
Test Centre: In the school during school hours
Test Dates: Summer (July-August) or winter (December)
For more information about registration, dates, awards, material and books visit the website: http://www.ei-india.com
12. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition
Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is a scholarship test conducted by the Mumbai Science Teachers’ Association since 1981. This competition’s main aim is to encourage the students to take interest in science and to inculcate scientific attitude among students. This competition is conducted for the students studying only in VI and IX Standard of English and Marathi Medium of all boards.
This competition is generally conducted in the following regions 7 Regions:
MUMBAI: Mumbai and Mumbai Suburbans
THANE: Thane, Palghar, Raigad
PUNE: Pune, Solapur, Ahmadnagar
NASHIK: Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar
KOLHAPUR: Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg
AURANGABAD: Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani
VIDHARBH: Akola, Buldhana, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur
Eligibility: Students studying only in VI and IX classes
Procedure: Three phases – Written Test, Practical Test and Interview
Registration fee: Rs. 210
For further details you can visit the website: http://msta.in/homi-bhabha-exams
13. VVM – Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan
VVM – Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is a national program initiated by Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) an institution under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
This programme is developed for educating and popularizing science among school students of VI to XI standards. VVM also endeavours to identify the talented students who are keen on subjects related to science.VVM offers free registration to specially-abled students to avail and appear in the examination.
For further details visit: http://www.vvm.org.in
14. National Geography Olympiad
The Geo Genius National Geography Olympiad is organized by Geo Genius. This Olympiad mainly aims at inculcating an active interest in geographical and environmental studies among young people. It has two levels of competition and the students studying from 3rd to 10th can participate. These classes are further divided into 3 categories as Sub Junior Category (Class 2, 3 and 4), Junior Category (Class 5, 6 and 7), Senior Category (Class 8, 9 and 10) with different syllabus.
For more information about registration, dates, awards, material and books visit the website: https://www.geogeniusindia.com
15. The Tata Building India School Essay Competition
The Tata Building India School Essay Competition has been started by the Tata group of companies to motivate the youth of India to think about nation building. This is a two-phase activity. In the first stage the students are shown inspirational Tata-linked films which stimulate them to think about the nation. In the second stage students are asked few questions based on the films shown. After that the students will be given the topic of the essay and asked to write an essay on a given topic of national significance
The students participating are from 6 to 12 classes and they are divided into 2 categories as (Juniors – classes 6-8 and Seniors – classes 9-12).
The essays of the students are screened at 3 levels: School level, City level and National level
For more details visit: http://tatabuildingindia.com/New-Site/index.php
16. M.S.E.T. – Maths Scholarship Eligibility Test
A.I.M.Ed., – Association for Improvement of Maths Education was started by, the veterans in the field of education especially Mathematics, MVS Rao (Vyas) and Ch.V. Narsimha Rao with an aim to improve the skills in the area of mathematics among the students. They conduct Maths Scholarship Eligibility Test (M.S.E.T.) every year for the classes 5to 10. They are also promoting a wonderful Maths Magazine called Ganitha Chandrika to which Sri Prakya Sathyanarayana Sharma has been the Chief Editor.
For further details you can visit the website: http://www.aimedonline.in/mset.html
17. ANTHE – Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam
Akash is a premiere institute in India which provides entrance coaching to the students appearing for Medical, IIT-JEE, NTSE and other Olympiad Tests. ANTHE – Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam started in the year 2010 and is conducted every year for the students studying in VIII, IX & X classes. This test will be conducted at various centres spread across the country. The main aim of this examination is to offer the scholarships to the students who secure top positions in ANTHE. The institute also provides cash awards to the top most deserved students.
Examination Pattern for VIII, IX and X classes students for the year 2018:
Total No. of Questions: 90
Duration: 2 hrs
Total Marks: 360
MCQs on the Subjects of
Mental Ability: 20
Science: Physics (15) Chemistry (15) Biology (15)
No Negative Marking
For further details like
Eligibility, Syllabus, Prizes, Exam Centres, ANTHE Mock Tests etc.,
Visit the Website: https://www.aakash.ac.in/anthe
18. Unified Council Talent Tests
Unified Council conducts various diagnostic tests for the students of classes 1 to 12. These tests help identify students’ strengths and weaknesses and accurately measure the children’s learning capabilities so that they can be guided accordingly with a tool to set proper benchmarks. The material that they provide also help and promote ‘self-learning’ in children; so also empower educators and schools.
AS per their official website 9.1 million students from various countries like India, Tanzania, UAE, KSA, Yemen, Oman, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia and Nepal, have participated in the exams conducted by the organization till date.
Types of Talent Tests this organization is conducting
NSTSE – National Level Science Talent Search Exam
UCO – Unified Cyber Olympiad
UIEO – Unified International English Olympiad
SLSTSE – State Level Science Talent Search Exam
For further details visit their official website: https://www.unifiedcouncil.com
19. SOF – Science Olympiad Foundation
Science Olympiad Foundation is one of the most successful Olympiads organizations supported by distinguished academic and business professionals. It conducts various Olympiads for the students of I to XII classes like NCO, NMO, NSO, IEO, IGKO, and ICSO. Apart from these Olympiads, this organization also offers scholarships like Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (SOF GCSS), Scholarship for Excellence in English (SEE), Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES)
NCO – National Cyber Olympiad for I to X classes
NMO – National Mathematics Olympiad for I to X classes
NSO – National Science Olympiad for I to X classes
IEO – International English Olympiad for I to X classes
IGKO – International General Knowledge Olympiad for I to X classes
ICSO – International Company Secretaries Olympiad for XI to XII classes
Registration fee: Rs. 125.00 for each Olympiad.
For more information about registration, dates, awards, material and books visit the website: https://www.sofworld.org
20. Silver Zone Olympiads
Silver Zone Foundation is a well-known educational organization and it has been conducting International level Olympiads in India and abroad in various subjects for more than a decade. This foundation’s main aim is to promote learning beyond the school curriculum among the students in an innovative way. The students studying I to XII classes can participate in these Olympiads. The best thing about it is that it provides much useful material by the way of mobile app to the students and teachers.
All the Olympiads will be conducted in three levels – 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
The Olympiads that this foundation is conducting:
International Informatics Olympiad (iiO)
International Olympiad of Mathematics (iOM)
International Olympiad of Science (iOS)
International Olympiad of English Language (iOEL)
International French Language Olympiad (iFLO)
Akhil Bhartiya Hindi Olympiad (ABHO)
Smart Kid General Knowledge Olympiad (SKGKO)
International Talent Hunt Olympiad (iTHO)
International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO)
International Reasoning and Aptitude Olympiad (iRAO)
For more details like Registration, Olympiad dates, fee, eligibility, books and other study material visit the website: https://www.silverzone.org/SubjectInfo/ios
21. EHF–EduHeal Foundation
EHF – EduHeal Foundation is one of the leading Olympiad’s organizations in India and it is promoted by leading educationists, academicians and media personalities. It conducts various types Olympiads in different subjects to identify the outstanding students in those subjects. Great thing about EHF is its educational partners are world renowned Google Science Fai r(GSF) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSEI). EHF is also a member of Harvard-MIT Maths Tournament and also empanelled under Ministry of HRD`s Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan.
The students who excel in National Space Science Olympiad will have a wonderful chance of visiting Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). These Olympiads are based on ICSE/CBSE/STATE syllabus.
Details of the Olympiad programme
Levels: 3 levels
Registration fee: Rs. 120.00
Different Olympiads, Subjects and Eligibility
National Bio-Technology Olympiad (NBTO) (1 to 11 Classes)
National Interactive Science Olympiad (NISO)(1 to 11 Classes)
National Interactive Math Olympiad (NIMO)(1 to 11 Classes)
International Cyber Olympiad (ICO)(1 to 11 Classes)
International English Olympiad (IEO)(1 to 11 Classes)
International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) (1 to 11 Classes)
Art Clinic Contest (ACC) (1 to 11 Classes)
Sports Clinic Contest (SCC) (1 to 11 Classes)
Business & International Finance Olympiad (BIFO)(9 to 12 Classes)
National IIT-NEET Olympiad (NINO) (6 to 12 Classes)
National Space Science Olympiad (NSSO) (1 to 11 Classes)
For more information about registration, dates, awards, material and books visit the website: https://www.eduhealfoundation.org
22. Humming Bird Olympiads
Humming Bird Education (P) Ltd. lead by academicians & educators all over the globe is known for promoting and popularizing competitive spirit among students. Its main intention to conduct several talent tests is to motivate the students to understand the in-depth knowledge of the subjects and further enhance their factual, conceptual, reasoning, logical, analytical and problem solving skills.
The following are the various Talent Tests that the Humming Bird Organisation is conducting covering several subjects:
HTSE is Humming Bird Talent Search Examination, an International level Mathematics & Science Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
HCC is Humming Bird Commerce Competency Olympiad, an International level Commerce Olympiad that includes Accounts, Business Studies and Economics for Classes 11 & 12.
HCO is Humming Bird Cyber Olympiad, an International level Computer Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
HEO is Humming Bird English Olympiad, an International level English Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
HGO is Humming Bird G.K. Olympiad, an International level General Knowledge Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
HHO is Humming Bird Hindi Olympiad, an International level Hindi Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
HMCSE is Humming Bird Integrated Olympiad that includes Mathematics, Computer, Science and English for Class 1 to 12.
HMIT is Humming Bird Multiple Intelligence Test for Class 1 to 12. This Test includes questions on Mathematics, G.K., Science, English and Multiple Intelligence.
HMO is Humming Bird Mathematics Olympiad, an International level Mathematics Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
HSO is Humming Bird Science Olympiad, an International level Science Olympiad for Class 1 to 12.
PSO is an International Problem Solving Olympiad for Class 3 to 12.
SPELL BEE is an International level Spelling Competition for Class 1 to 12.
For more information about registration, syllabus, dates, fee, awards, material and books visit the website: http://hummingbirdeducation.com
23. Kwest Foundation Olympiads
The Kwest Foundation, one of the leading Olympiad Foundations, conducts Science, Mathematics and Aptitude Olympiads. The main focus of these Olympiads is to create awareness on competitive spirit among the school students and to create a path for future hurdles they are going to come across. The students studying in 3 to 10 classes can appear for the Olympiads.
The three Olympiads
For more information visit the website: http://kwestfoundation.in/exams
24. SRF – Srinivasa Ramanujan Foundation
SRF – SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN FOUNDATION is known for its Olympiad examinations and claims to be Telangana’s Biggest Olympiads Organization. These examinations especially aim at developing a greater competitive spirit, better assessment and exploration of potential among the student community.
This Foundation conducts various Olympiads like
Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematics Olympiad (SRMO)
C.V. Raman Science Olympiad (CVRSO)
State English Olympiad (SEO)
Abdul Kalam Olympiad (AKO)
State Cyber Olympiad (SCO)
For further details visit the website: http://srmoe.com/index.php
25. Mi Champs India Talent Tests
Mi Champs India’s main focus is to create the best platform to the Indian students where they can showcase their rare talents in the subject(s) of their interest. It conducts all India Challenge Exams in Mathematics, Science, and English which are mostly relevant to their academic syllabus. Mi Champs India believes that the school curriculum prepares the students to qualify the essential examinations held by their school/ board but Mi Champs India goes beyond that and it includes the questions which can be useful for them in their higher education and research in the subject.
The Olympiads that it conducts are
All India Math Challenge Exam (AIMCE)
All India Science Challenge Exam (AISCE)
All India English Challenge Exam (AIECE)
Eligibility: The students studying in classes III to X
Registration fee: Rs. 100/- per exam.
Exam in two levels: Level 1: Level 2:
Prizes: First: Laptop, Second: Tablet, Third: Camera
School and Class toppers get Medals and Certificates
Syllabus: Academic syllabus of the respective classes
For further details visit the website: http://michampsindia.com
26. My Guru Academy Olympiads
My Guru Academy conducts state level Olympiads to enhance the students’ skills, fundamental concepts, and in depth knowledge in their academic subjects. The main focus of these Olympiads is to project the skill set of the students as per their curriculum and assess the strengths and weaknesses in different subjects like Mathematics, Science, Reasoning & English. My Guru Academy conducts the following two Olympiads for the children studying in the classes II to X.
State Level Mathematics and Science Olympiad (SMSO)
State Level Reasoning and English Olympiad (SREO)
For further details you can visit the website: http://www.myguruacademy.com
27. OMS – Olympiads
OMS – Olympiad for Mathematics and Science conducts three types of Olympiads to develop problem solving skills that support in depth learning in Mathematics, Science and English. These tests make the children not only self-confident and self-dependent, but also mentally & physically strong.
OMS Maths Olympiad for the classes 3rd to 10th
OMS English Olympiad for the classes 3rd to 10th
OMS Science Olympiad for the classes 3rd to 10th
Rs. 110/- per student for each Olympiad
For further details you can visit the website: http://omsacademy.in
28. NGSE – National Genius Search Examination
National Genius Search Examination (NGSE) is a scientifically devised assessment tool to locate genius among children. Its innovative approach and ‘Own the Ownership of Learning Concept’ (OOL Concept) to develop questions serve its main focus of accelerated and assessment of learning. The students who get 100 percentile in the advanced test will also get prize money. Also the students who take the test yearly and regularly will get National Percentile Score (NPS) and National Benchmark Score (NBS), a derived cumulative score for Cumulative Award.
The students studying in class IV to XII in India and schools following Indian curriculum abroad.
Phase – I
NGSE Mains – Schools can choose a date as per their convenience.
Phase – II
NGSE Advanced – It will be held at selected centers across India and abroad for those who have cleared the NGSE Mains (Phase-I test).
For the classes IV to X questions are drawn from Mathematics and Science of the respective class. Also a few questions on General Knowledge related to scientific aspects.
For Class XI & XII
Students in Class XI & XII can choose ANY TWO subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy.
Fee per student in India: Rs.500
Fee per student Abroad: Rs.750
For more information about registration, dates, awards, material and books visit the website: http://www.ngsfindia.org
29. Paryavaran/Vanyajeeva Ratna Award
It needless to say that the population explosion and proliferating hazardous developments in industries have polluted the environment which is causing a danger to the human kind as well as flora and fauna. So the protection of Environment and Wildlife has become a major concern of intellectuals, philosophers and common citizens across the globe. If it is neglected, we may not see many of the animals and birds any more in the years to come. Hence, the younger generation should be given awareness about the importance of animals and birds and should be taught how poorer our world would be without them.
The ICWESSAR-Indian Centre for Wildlife and Environmental Studies in South Asia Region is sponsoring competitions to the students studying III to XII to bring awareness about the Environment and Wildlife. Besides certificates and prizes to the students, this organization also honours the Principals and In charge Teachers.
Details of the competition
It conducts two types of competitions in written format.
1) PARYAVARAN RATNA AWARD
2) VANYAJEEVA RATNA AWARD
- III to V classes students
- VI to VIII classes students
- IX to XII classes students
Registration fee: Rs. 60/- per student for each competition
Rs. 20/- for booklet
For further details you can e-mail at [email protected]
Phone: 07728818823 & 09461305892
30. Sir C.V.Raman Young Genius Awards
Suchir India Foundation conducts State/ National Level Talent Search Exam every year to encourage the most talented students in the field of science. The Foundation conducts this talent test in memory of renowned Indian personality, Noble Prize Laureate Sir Chandrashekara Venkata Raman who developed the theory “scattering of light”; which is popularly known as “Raman Effect”.
For more information visit the website: http://www.suchirindiafoundation.org/talentsearch.html
31. NASO-National Astronomy and Science Olympiad
National Astronomy & Science Olympiad is India’s first Astronomy & Science Olympiad and its main focus is to create awareness about Astro Science among the school students. By attempting this Olympiad the students can explore themselves into the concepts of Astro Science. This Olympiad comes up with a concept called
‘Explore NASA with NASO ‘. It means that the students performing top position in this Olympiad will get a chance to visit Kennedy Space Station NASA (Houston). Of course, the runners will get a chance to attend the exposure camp at Singapore Science City. They provide model papers on the website and mobile app which contains relevant material to the test to the students and teachers as well.
Details of the Olympiad
Eligibility: II to X classes
Mode of Competition: Level-I: School Round
Level-II: National Round
Registration fee: Rs. 150.00
For more details like Olympiad dates, and awards and model papers
Visit the website: http://www.naso.in
32. Dr. K.V.Rao Science Quiz Competition
KVRSS- Dr. K.V.Rao Scientific Society conducts every year Science Quiz Competition for the school children studying in the class VIII to XII in the area of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. To facilitate this process, the districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been divided into five zones and the Quiz competition is conducted in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Warangal and Hyderabad. Top two teams from each zone will participate in the final competition generally held in Hyderabad. There will be cash awards, certificates and Annual Science Awards to the students who excel in the quiz. A team of two students studying in 8th to 12th class are eligible and from each school there will be only two teams.
For further details you can visit the website: http://kvrss.org
33. The Indian Spelling bee Competition
The India Spelling Bee organizes spelling contests throughout India and this is a unique fun and competitive educational activity. This reputed organization has several years of expertise and encourages the young children, teachers, parents and school heads to participate in the educational process. The students studying in the classes I-IX, irrespective of location, board, medium of education or gender can participate in India Spelling Bee.
It is conducted in three levels – School Level > State/Regional Level>National Level.
The students qualified at the School Level are allowed to participate in the State / Regional Level. The winners at this stage will participate at the National level competition for the title of National Champion and Gifts, Medals, Trophies and Certificates.
For further details visit the website: http://www.indiaspellingbee.com