NTSE & Other Scholarship Tests

NTSE NSEJS JMO JSO APhO GMO KVPY JSTS NMMS HBCSE
 
NTSE

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)

Tentative Month of Notification : July
Tentative Month of Level-1 exam : November

Tentative Month of Level-2 exam : May

Name of the Entrance Exams : National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
Level : National
Conducting Body : NCERT
Eligibility : Class X studying students

About one thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:

(a) Scholarships of Rs.1250/- per month for class-XI to XII

(b) Scholarships of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.

(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

Website : http://www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/talent_srch_exam.html

Remarks

NTSE organised by NCERT and it honours talented students by providing monthly scholarship. The Scholarship for Basic Science, Social Sciences & Commerce is provided upto Ph D level whereas for Engineering, Medicine, Management & Law the scholarship is given upto Post Graduation. The test is consist of MAT & SAT which is conducted in two level i.e. Stage-I for State level and Stage-II for National level.


NSEJS

National Standard Examination in Junior Science

Tentative Month of Notification : August-September
Conducting Body : IAPT, HBCSE on behalf of NBHM, DAE
Level : International
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : November
Eligibility : Students of Class VIII, IX & X *
Rewards : Top 10% students of IJSO receive gold medals, the next 20% students receive silver medals and another 30% receive bronze medals.
Website : www.iapt.org.in

Remarks

IAPT conducts only 1st stage of the exam, then from stage II onwards HBCSE is the exam conducting body and responsible for selecting the students to represent the country.The Junior Science Olympiad program will follow the following 5 stages:
Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)
Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in junior science,Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO
Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 
Please refer : http://iapt.org.in/images/pdfs/NSEJS2013.pdf or

Website : http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/subjects/junior-science/stages for further details and detailed eligibility criteria*


JMO

Junior Mathematics Olympiad

Conducting Body : KVS, HBCSE on behalf of NBHM of DAE
Eligibility : Students of Class X, XI and XII*
Level : International
Rewards : Cash awards of Rs. 10000/-, 8000/- and 5000/- for 1st, 2nd, 3rd positions at KVS National Level. Cash awards of Rs. 5000/-, 4000/- and 3000/- for 1st, 2nd, 3rd positions at Regional Level. Student eligible for KVS National and Regional Level will get higher cash prize. Merit certificates will be given to those students who secure atleast 35% marks in JMO.
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : August-September
Tentative Month of Notification : June-July
Website : http://kvsangathan.nic.in

Remarks

This is one of the prelim exam conducting bodies which selects top 100 students for RMO. Please refer to the yearly revised circular for further details.


JSO

Junior Science Olympiad

Tentative Month of Notification : June-July
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : August-September
Level : International
Conducting Body : KVS, HBCSE on behalf of NBHM of DAE
Eligibility : Students of Class X, XI and XII*
Rewards : Cash awards of Rs. 10000/-, 8000/- and 5000/- for 1st, 2nd, 3rd positions at KVS National Level. Cash awards of Rs. 5000/-, 4000/- and 3000/- for 1st, 2nd, 3rd positions at Regional Level. Student eligible for KVS National and Regional Level will get higher cash prize. Merit certificates will be given to those students who secure atleast 35% marks in JSO.
Website : http://kvsangathan.nic.in

Remarks

This is one of the prelim exam conducting bodies which selects top 100 students for NSEJS. Please refer to the yearly revised circular for further details.


APhO

Asian Physics Olympiad

Tentative Month of Notification : January
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : May
Level : International
Conducting Body : Education Ministry of participating countries
Eligibility : The age of the competitors should not exceed twenty on June 30th of the year of the competition.
Rewards : The average score of the three best participants is considered as 100%. The contestants who accumulate more than 90% of points receive first prize (diploma). The contestants who accumulate more then 78% up to 89% receive second prize (diploma). The contestants who accumulate more than 65% up to 77% receive third prize (diploma). The contestants who accumulate more than 50% up to 64% receive an honorable mention. The contestants who accumulate less than 50% of points receive certificates of participation in the competition. The participant who obtains the highest score will receive a special prize and diploma. Special prizes can be awarded.
Website : http://apho.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/

Remarks

It is currently the premier physics competition for pre-university students from Asian countries. It is modeled after the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), and demands a similar level of intellectual capability from the participants. The only difference between APhO and IPhO is that a national team for APhO is composed of eight students at the most, instead of five for IPhO. The contestants are expected to be selected from general or technical secondary schools of the respective participating countries.

APhO has several purposes: to assist in the preparation of Asian students towards the IPhO; to build a network among the leaders for further collaborative projects in physics education, such as creating physics competitions in their own countries, and to encourage Asian countries to participate in other international physics competitions.


GMO

CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad

Tentative Month of Notification : September-October
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : December
Level : International
Conducting Body : NBHM & CBSE
Eligibility : Students from IX to XII
Rewards : CBSE conducts exam just like IAPT for the selection of students for HBCSE's INMO. Please refer HBCSE for further details.
Website : http://www.cbseacademic.in/

Remarks

Mathematical Olympiads are the competitions conducted by different organisations to identify, encourage, promote and nurture the talent in mathematics at state, regional, national and international levels. After having been accorded the status of an independent group by National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) in 1997, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi has been conducting CBSE group Mathematics Olympiad for students studying in its affiliated schools. The said competition is conducted in December every year at different centres located in different parts of the country. A maximum number of 30 students from CBSE group are selected strictly in order of merit to participate in INMO.


KVPY

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Exam

Tentative Month of Notification : July-August
Level-1 Exam : 5th November 2017
Name of the Entrance Exams : Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Exam
Level : National
Conducting Body : DST, Govt. of India
Eligibility : Students from class XI, XII*
Rewards : During 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.: Rs. 5000 p.m. and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20000/- During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.: Rs. 7000 p.m. and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28000/-
Website : http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm

Remarks

The "Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.


JSTS

Junior Science Talent Search

Tentative Month of Notification : July-August
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : February
Name of the Entrance Exams : Junior Science Talent Search (JSTS) Examination
Level : International
Conducting Body : It is conducted by Science Branch, Directorate of Education, Delhi.
Eligibility : Students of Class IX who had scored min. 65% marks in class VIII
Rewards : 150 scholarships per year.
Website : http://www.edudel.nic.in/welcome_folder/ntsejsts.htm

Remarks

ROUND-IPart-1: MAT: General Knowledge - 50 questions of 50 marks & 50 minute.


NMMS

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Exam

Tentative Month of Notification : July
Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam : November
Name of the Entrance Exams : National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Exam
Level : National
Conducting Body : MHRD, Govt. of India
Eligibility : Students from class VII and VIII
Rewards : Rs.500/- per month
Website : http://www.siechd.nic.in/stse_nmms/NMMS.htm

Remarks

Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India has launched a centrally sponsored National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Scheme. Under this scheme scholarship will be awarded to 1,00,000 students (at National level) selected at the end of class VIII. The scholarship will start from Class IX and would continue till Class XII at the rate of Rs 6000/- per annum. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarship to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at Class VIII and to encourage them to continue their studies till Class XII.


HBCSE

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)

Tentative Month of Notification August – September

Tentative Month of Level-1 Exam November

Level International

Conducting Body HBCSE on behalf of NBHM, DAE

Eligibility Students from IX to XII

Rewards: Ranking is based on individual scores. Medals are awarded to the highest ranked participants in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy. The cutoffs (minimum scores required to receive a gold, silver or bronze medal respectively).

Website : http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/

Remarks

Mathematics: The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India, which leads to participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is organized by HBCSE on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). The Mathematics Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

Stage 1 : Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO and pre-RMO)

Stage 2 : Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)

Stage 3 : International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)

Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp for IMO

Stage 5: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

Physics: The physics Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages: Stage I: National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP), Stage II: Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO),Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Physics, Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IPhO, Stage V: Participation in International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

Chemistry: The chemistry Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages: Stage I: National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC), Stage II: Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO), Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in chemistry, Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IChO, Stage V: Participation in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)

Biology: The biology Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages: Stage I: National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB), Stage II: Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO), Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology, Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IBO, Stage V: Participation in International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

 

Astronomy: The astronomy Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages: Stage I: National Standard Examination Astronomy: in Astronomy (NSEA). Stage II: Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO), Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in astronomy, Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IOAA, Stage V: International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)