In the workshops, we provide detailed insight to the students regarding types of questions asked, past year paper pattern and trend, the syllabus, pre-requisite of the test, stages of the exams and critical tips to be successful in these examinations.
The workshops shall be conducted at Career Point Gurukul, Thegra, Kota. Gurukul campus is spread over approximately 20 acres of land having all facilities like separate boys & girls hostels, faculty residence, guest house, mess, food court, 24 hours security, indoor and outdoor play grounds, general & departmental store, facility corners and school upto clas-XII. For native students it shall be a day boarding workshop.
For Admission & Fee Details, Please Click the below button
There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage I, selection will be done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students, who qualify Stage- I, will be eligible to appear for Stage- II examination, conducted by NCERT.
15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for ST Physically Challenged Group of Students.
All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage -I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
State level examination
The state level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT.
- Part-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
- Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
National level examination
Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the state level examination and standing within a specified number of top ranks (state quota) are eligible to appear for the national level examination (about top 3000 students from the entire country). NCERT conducts the National Level NTS each year in the 2nd week of May. The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the interviews to be conducted by the NCERT in July/AugustPart-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT)
Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)(with questions on history, civics, geography, rarely economics, maths, physics, chemistry and biology.)
It is usually conducted on 2nd Sunday in May. For NTSE 2013, National Level Exam will be conducted on 12th May 2013.
The Interview used to be conducted. It required confidence etc. However, there will be no interview in NTSE 2013.
There is no Prescribed syllabus for the NTSE examination. However, the standard of items conforms to the level of CBSE Class X Public Examinations. Also, parts of classes VIII and IX are also included especially in Sciences and mathematics, wherein one is expected to have a sound knowledge of the things already learnt at lower classes. Several guides are also published by various publishers to aid NTSE aspirants.
Scheme of Testing
The scheme of testing for second stage of NTSE is given below:
|Test||Duration||No. of Items||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Marks(General)||Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PC)|
|Mental Ability Test (MAT)||90 minutes||100 (90 MCQ, i.e. with 4 options and 10 free response questions)||100||40||32|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||90 minutes||100 (90 MCQs , i.e. with 4 options-35 MCQs on Science, 20 MCQs on Mathematics, 35 MCQs on Social Science, 10 free response questions on Mixed subjects)||100||40||32|
|Interview||15-20 minutes||Not defined||Not defined||Not defined|
Note : Qualifying marks do not imply that any student securing above the cut-off will qualify for the next level. It simply means that this is the minimum qualifying marks NCERT is looking for. Selection will depend upon the rank of the candidate.
In NTSE first stage, there are 90 questions in 90 minutes in SAT and MAT each. In first stage there is no interview. However, the patern varies from state to state.
The students who qualify all the stages of NTSE successfully are eligible for Rebate. The amount of Rebate has been enhanced to Rs. 500/- per month for all the students studying in Class X onwards except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid according to UGC norms. The older system of book grant has been removed. The criterion of parental income for deciding payment of Rebate has also been discontinued
International Junior Science Olympiad
The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is a competitive examination open to students of all countries in the world, primarily studying in secondary schools. All basic subjects of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) are given roughly equal representation in the IJSO examination.
The Junior Science Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages :
National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS) :
NSEJS is the first stage of selection of students in the Junior Science Olympiad Programme NSEJS is organised by the Indian Association of Physics T eachers (IAPT). Every student aspiring to go through successive stages of the programme must enroll for NSEJS. NSEJS is held at a large number of centres in the country in Month of November every year.
Eligibility : All Indian students who are born on or after January 1, 1996 and in addition are in Class X or lower as of November 30, 2010 are eligible to appear in NSEJS 2010.
Syllabus : The syllabus for NSEJS is broadly equivalent to the secondary school level (u The syllabus for NSEJS is broadly equivalent to the secondary school level (upto Class X) of CBSE. This is only a broad guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEJS.
Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO
Eligibility : Based on performance in NSEJS, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad programme INJSO , which helds in the month of January every year. In case there is a tie at the last position in NSEJS, all students with the same marks at this last position qualify for INJSO.
Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science :
OCSC in Junior Science is organise by HBCSE sometime in April to June every year for 2-3 weeks. Only the students selected from the merit list of Stage II will be eligible for OCSC in Junior Science. There is no other criterion or provision. The top 6 in the OCSC Junior Science merit list are declared as special merit awardees. These special merit awardees are given Rs. 5,000 each in the form of books and cash. In addition, there are special prizes to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments.
Pre-departure T raining (PDT) Camp for IJSO : The selected 6 member student team undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Special laboratories are developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country train the student.
Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) : The 6 member student team and 3 teacher leaders constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)
The test examination is composed of 30 multiple choice questions, 10 involving physics, 10 involving chemistry and 10 involving biology. Each of the questions has 4 alternatives. The competitor earns 1 point for each right answer, earns nothing for questions left unanswered and loses 0.25 for wrong answers. The maximum score for this test is 30 points.
The theoretical examination is made up of three parts, one for each of the subjects. Each part contains several questions about one or more topics from the respective science. The maximum score for this test is 30.
The experimental examination is done in groups of up to three people of the same country, each country may have up to 2 teams. The groups should follow the instructions and answer the proposed questions. All students of the group receive the same grade. The maximum score for this test is 40 points.
After the correction of the tests, the students are ranked according to their grades. Then the top 10% students receive gold medals, the following 20% receive silver medals and the next 30% receive bronze medals.
Also, team prizes are offered to the best results at the experimental examination and the best country in the tournament. Individual prizes are offered to the best student in the theoretical examination and to the best overall. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is responsible for giving official participation certificates to all students, leaders and observers.
For Further Stages :
Prof H.C. Pradhan Centre Director
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science
V.N. Purav Marg, Mumbai- 400088
Ph. no. : 022-25555242, 25580036
Fax. : 022-25585660, 25566803
The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" is an ongoing program started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research.
This program strives to assist the students to realise their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country. Generous Rebates are provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students
- Rs. 4000 per month and a Rs. 16000 annual book grant for the two years of senior secondary school (+2).
- Rs. 5000 per month and a Rs. 20000 annual book grant for the three years of B.Sc.
- Rs. 7000 per month and a Rs. 28000 annual book grant for M.Sc./first two years of Integrated Ph.D.
- For 2 nd and 3 rd year : Rs. 5000 per month and a annual book grant of Rs. 20000
- For subsequent years : Rs. 7000 per month and annual book grant of Rs. 28000
For Medicine students :
- For 2nd and 3rd year : Rs. 5000 per month and a annual book grant of Rs. 20000
- For subsequent years : Rs. 7000 per month and annual book grant of Rs. 28000.
(These felloships are for Indian Nationals for Study in India only.)
|SUBJECTS COVERED:||MARKING||NO NEGATIVE MARKING|
|CHEMISTRY||NO. OF QUESTIONS||15/20 QUE. FROM EACH SUBJECT|
|BIOLOGY||CUT OFF (SA)||70%|
These Fellowships are only for Indian Nationals studying in India.
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, offers attractive fellowships (Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000 p.m) and contingency grants (Four months fellowship p.a) for students studying in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Selection to the program takes into account academic excellence and demonstrated interest in pursuing a research career. Selection procedures are different for SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine). All of them, however, include an interview for final selection.
Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2010-2011 and have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Stream SB+2: Students enrolled in Class 12 (+2) of the academic year 2010 - 2011 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/B.S./Int. M.Sc) for the session 2011 - 2012 provided they secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Stream SB: Students enrolled in 1st year B. Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2010–2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.
SP (Basic Sciences)
Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc../B.S./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences and I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. during the academic year 2010–2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. Students enrolled in the II year B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc/B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative Science based research project done by the applicant is required to be submitted along with the application.
Note for Students applying for Stream SP (Basic Sciences)
This has been started in order to recognize and encourage creative and innovative talent of youngsters. The project done by the applicant as a part of this application must be based on a novel and innovative idea. The project can be experimental or theoretical in nature. However, the project must show that the applicant is creative and adventurous, and ready to explore. The project should not merely reflect use of certain techniques or reporting of routine experimentation, an improvement of an existing product or a technique may be accepted provided such improvement involves originality and creativity. One may try to incorporate some addition to the design or practical implementation that improves an existing technique. The main criteria that would be followed for selection for the interview would be originality and innovation. Only after these criteria are met, the level of sophistication and the nature of the project would be taken into consideration.
Stream SP (Medicine): Students joining First / Second Professional year of MBBS program during the academic year 2010-2011. Students must have passed XII Standard Board Examination with 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Science subjects or passed First Professional MBBS exam with not less than 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks. A Copy of the Bio – Medical research project is required along with the application.
Note for Students applying for Stream SP (Medicine)
KVPY application requires the report of a project, chosen and executed by the applicant and supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field, to be submitted along with the application. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at IISc., Bangalore. Application without the Bio-Medical project report will not be considered.
The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring a well known property of a material). Applicant's creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. The supervising teacher/professional is required to provide two recommendation letters on the form (supplied along with the application form) certifying the extent of the applicant's original contribution to the project.
Basic Sciences (SA, SB+2(SX) and SB) After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination(s), all the eligible candidates from Streams SA, SB+2(SX) and SB have to appear for a written aptitude test (conducted both in Hindi and English). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country on 31st October 2010. The details of the venue of the aptitude tests will be put on the KVPY website in October 2010. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, candidates will be called for the interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
The question paper in SA Stream will be both multiple choice objective and descriptive types. In the objective type, 4 choices for the correct answer will be provided and the choice for the correct answer has to be made. In the descriptive type solution to a problem, formula for a sum, etc., has to be worked out and written. The model question paper will be put in the web sometime in September, 2010.
SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine)
KVPY applicant is required to submit the project report, chosen and executed by the candidate exclusively for this application. The projects done jointly with other candidates are not considered for KVPY Fellowship award. Applicant's creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. This project has to be supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of the application form, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at IISc, Bangalore during the month of December 2010 or January 2011.
Please Note that applications without the project report will not be considered. The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring a well known property of a material) The supervising teacher / professional is required to provide a recommendation letter certifying the extent of the applicant's original contribution in the project.
Request for Application Form
- Each Stream has its own application form. Students who wish to apply for more than one Streams should submit separate applications
- Applicants may apply either by Hard copy or Online.
- For Online application forms, www.kvpy.org.in Those who are unable to apply online, may request for a Hard Copy.
- Hard copy of the application form can be obtained from KVPY on request by remitting a processing fee of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST) at any core banking branches of STATE BANK OF INDIA, payable at all branches in India into the credit of Administrative Executive "KVPY A/c. No. 10270577392" and sending the "Pay-In-Slip" along with the request, clearly indicating the stream (i.e. SA, SB, SP) on the envelope
* Girl students are exempted from payment of processing fee.
** Physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of the fee and should
provide the certificate issued by the competent authority.
- The SC/ST – candidates should provide a copy of the caste certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed proforma.
- The completed application form along with the
• Caste certificate in the case of SC/ST candidate
• Project report in the case of SP (Basic Sciences/Medicine).
• Copy of the marks statement of the qualifying examination(s), in the case of Stream SP.
• The original copy of the challan of processing fee of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST)
All correspondence should be addressed to :
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012
Fax : (080) 2360 1215
Telephone: (080) 2360 1008, 2293 2975 / 76 (EPBX 11-22)
International Mathematics Olympiad
The International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO, also known as the International Mathematical Olympiad) is an annual mathematics competition for high school students [IMO Article in Wikipedia]. It is one - in fact, the oldest - of the International Science Olympiads.
he first IMO was held in Romania in 1959. The problems come from various areas of mathematics, such as are included in math curricula at secondary schools. Finding the solutions of these problems, however, requires exceptional mathematical ability and excellent mathematical knowledge on the part of the contestants
Syllabus : The syllabus for Mathematics Olympiads (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics. The syllabus is spread over class IX to class XII levels, but the problems under each topic are of an exceptionally high level in difficulty and sophistication . The difficulty level increases from RMO to INMO to IMO
Number Theory, including
- Fundamental Theorems on Arithmetic
- Linear and quadratic Diophantine equations, including Pell's equation
- Arithmetic of residues modulo n, Fermat's and Euler's theorems
- Fundamental Theorems on Algebra, e.g. inequalities, factorization of a polynomial into a product of irreducible polynomials
- Symmetric polynomials of several variables, Vieta's theorem
- Graph theory
- Geometry, including
- Properties of the orthocentre, Euler's line, nine-point-circle, Simson line, Ptolemy's inequality, Ceva and Menelaus etc.
- Complex numbers (though present in the past)
- Inversion in geometry
- Solid geometry (though present in the past; may return)
The usual size of an official delegation to an IMO is (a maximum of) six student competitors and (a maximum of) two leaders. There is no official ``team''. The student competitors write two papers, on consecutive days, each paper consisting of three questions. Each question is worth seven marks. (The preceding information is taken from an Overview of the IMO provided by the IMO'95 host country, Canada; also see below.) A total score of 42 points is possible. Awards are determined as follows:
- GOLD MEDAL: the top 1/12 of scores receive gold medals
- SILVER MEDAL: the next 2/12 of scores receive silver medals
- BRONZE MEDAL: the next 3/12 of scores receive bronze medals
- HONORABLE MENTION: any competitor who receives a perfect score of 7 on any one question, but who does not receive a medal, is awarded an honorable mention
A Mathematical Olympiad is a problem solving competition open to all "Mathletes". One main purpose of this activity is to support mathematical talent among high school students in the country.
The Mathematics Olympiad activity was undertaken by National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) from 1986 onwards and is currently run in collaboration with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.
The Mathematics Olympiad Programme leading to participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad consists of the following stages:
Stage-1 : Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is held in each region normally between September and the first Sunday of December each year. The RMO is meant primarily for students of Class XI and XII, but currently they allow bright students of Class IX & X to appear for the RMO. As special cases, exceptionally talented students from Class VIII may be allowed to appear at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator.
Stage-2 : Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) is held in January / February each year at various centres in different regions. Only students selected on the basis of RMO from different regions are eligible to appear for INMO.
Stage-3 : International Mathematical Olympiad T raining Camp (IMOTC), On the basis of performance in INMO , the top 35 students in the merit list are selected for stage-3. All the 35 students are invited to a month long training camp (junior batch) conducted in May- June, each year. In addition, INMO awardees of the previous year that have satisfactorily gone through postal tuition throughout the year are invited again for a second round of training (senior batch).
Stage-4 : Pre-departure T raining Camp for IMO, On the basis of a number of selection tests through the Camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants. All the six students go through another round of training and orientation for about 10 days prior to the departure for IMO.
Stage-5 : International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), The six-member team selected at the end of the Camp accompanied by a leader and a deputy leader represent the country at the IMO, held in July each year in a different member country of IMO. IMO consists of two written tests held on two days with a gap of at least one day. Each test is of four-and-a-half-hours duration.
The participants are ranked based on their individual scores. Medals are awarded to the highest ranked participants, such that slightly less than half of them receive a medal. Subsequently the cutoffs (minimum score required to receive a gold, silver or bronze medal) are chosen such that the ratio of medals awarded approximates 1:2:3. Participants who do not win a medal but who score seven points on at least one problem get an honorable mention
Special prizes may be awarded for solutions of outstanding elegance or involving good generalisations of a problem
Dr. A. K. Mathur
Dept of Mathematics
University of Rajasthan
Jaipur 302 004
Ph.: (0141) 2708392 (O), 2550377 (R)
Mobile : 09314529855
|Regular Coaching||Residential Coaching|
|Concept & Hostel Facility||
For details about residential coaching campus please Click here or refer to the 'Residential Coaching Handbook'
|Classes at||CP Tower-1, Road No.1, IPIA, Kota||Career Point Gurukul, Thegra, Kota|
|Medium of coaching||English||English|
|By Hand(Offline)||By Post (Offline)|
|How to Join||
|You may Deposit the Application form|
CP Tower, Road No. 1, IPIA,
|Incase of any Query/Assistance, Please free to call 0744-3040000 or 0-76657-17000, 0-76657-18000.|
What are Science Olympiads ?Olympiads are internationally recognized competitions in various fields of knowledge. They are the highest level examinations and are hosted by different countries every year. Participation in any of the Olympiads has worldwide recognition and is considered as a great achievement. International Olympiads are held every year in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science.
How do I enroll myself for any of these?You must register from your OWN School / College. The Principal (or Physics or Science Teacher) of your College/ Jr. College / High School will enroll you. He will give you all further instructions. In case you have any difficulty then refer to our website www.iapt.org.in
What are the details of the entire selection procedure?" Entire selection process is meritbased. Following procedure is laid down for the selection of students for the IInd stage ( viz ) Indian National Olympiads ( INOs) of the selection process The total number of students who will qualify to appear for second stage Indian National Olympiads ( INOs)2013 will be based on the first stage NSEs 2012 respectively and the following scheme is adopted
- Eligibility Clause: A candidate must secure a score equal to or greater than a Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) to be eligible for the Stage II INO exam leading to the International Olympiad). The MAS for a given subject will be 40% of the maximum score in that subject.
- Proportional Representation Clause: The number of students selected for Stage II (INO) in each subject is around 300. The number of candidates who appeared for NSE in 2011-12 in a subject from centers in each State or Union Territory (UT) will be considered the baseline for calculating the number qualifying from centers in that State or UT for that subject. Suppose this number in 2011-12 for centers in a given State in a given subject is S, and the total number that appeared in 2011-12 in that subject for the country is T, then the number selected to Stage II in that subject from that State would be S/T times 300, rounded off to the nearest higher integer. In the event of a tie at the last position in the list all students with the same marks at this position will qualify to appear for the Stage II examination. The selected students must nevertheless satisfy the eligibility clause laid out above. The total number to be selected from centers in each State for each subject will be displayed on the IAPT and HBCSE websites.
- Minimum Representation Clause: Notwithstanding the proportional representation clause the number of students selected for INO from each State and UT must be at least one, provided that the eligibility clause is satisfied.
- Merit Clause: Given the eligibility clause, it is conceivable that 300 students may not qualify for Stage II in a subject. Should this occur, the shortfall (from 300) will be selected based purely on merit without further consideration to Proportional Representation and Minimum Representation Clauses. In the event of a tie at the last position in the list all students with the same marks at this position will qualify to appear for the Stage II examination.
Individual letters will be sent to these students informing that they have to appear for Indian National Olympiads (INOs). All these INOs are organized by HOMI BHABHA CENTRE for SCIENCE EDUCATION ( HBCSE ) Mumbai. TOP 35 students are chosen on the basis of their performance at these INOs. These 35 students in each subject attend Orientation cum training Program.
Details of Question Paper :NSEP: Part A :Multiple Choice Questions : Part A 1 :40 questions with only single correct option (negative marks for wrong answer) + Part A2: 10 questions with any number ( 1,2,3 or 4) options may be correct All the correct options must be marked to get the credi + Part B : 5 or 6 Problems or Short Answer Questions. NSEC/NSEB/NSEA/NSEJS : Part A only (i.e.) 80 Multiple Choice questions. Negative marks for incorrect answers
Level of Question Paper :
- Class 10th to 12th (CBSE)
Language of Question Paper :
- NSEP : Q.P. may be available in English, Hindi, Bangla & Gujarati provided there are at least 300 students opting for a language
- NSEC | NSEB | NSEA : Only English
Duration of Exam :
- 2 hrs
Are there any CERTIFICATES / AWARDS ? i) In each subject, certificates are given to top 10% students of every centre. ii) Merit Certificates are awarded to top 1% students in each state, in each subject. iii) Special Merit Certificates and a prize (book) will be awarded to National top 1% students in each subject. iv) Gold Medals are awarded to the Top 35 students from INPhO, INChO and INBO examinations