List of Scholarship Exams for Indian Students

List of Scholarship Competitive Exams for Indian Students

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List of Scholarship Competitive Exams for Indian Students

The main aim of competitive exam is to improve intellectual, logical skills and reasoning capabilities among students. Most of these competitive exams are combination of aptitude and subject knowledge. Competitive exams are one of the most important part of STEM education and also a major part of K10 and K12 syllabus.

“They’re so cold, these scholars!
May lightning strike their food
so that their mouths learn how
to eat fire!”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

NTSE-NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION
NTSE is activity organised by NCERT for students of various classes. It is one of the most popular examination conducted in India. NTSE was established in 1961. It is a scholarship program.

*ELIGIBLITY

Conducted for class-X students only.

*SYLLABUS

NCERT prescribed syllabus to be followed. It covers science, maths, social science and mental ability.

*SELECTION PROCESS

It has two stages of selection procedures.

STAGE I: written exam conducted by state/UT.

STAGE II: Students selected in state level exam appear for national level.

Website: http://www.ncert.nic.in/

KVPY–KISHORE VAIGYANIC PROTSAHAN YOJANA
KVPY was started in 1999 by Department of science and technology, Government of India. The main agenda of this exam is to encourage students to take up research in the fields of basic science, engineering and medicine.

*ELIGIBLITY

Students in class-XI and class-XII of recognised institutions.

*SYLLABUS

Subjects and curriculum of CBSE and ICSE boards.

*SELECTION PROCESS

STAGE I: First stage is the aptitude exam. Eligible candidates are chosen from the received applications and are called for aptitude exam.

STAGE II: Interview round. Based on the performance of aptitude exam short listed students will be appearing for interview round. This is the final selection process.

Website: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/

NSO–NATIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
NSO is a national level science exam conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). NSO rankings will be allotted based on the marks obtained.

*ELIGIBLITY

Students of class-I to class-XII are eligible to participate.

*SYLLABUS

Science and math syllabus as prescribed by CBSE, ICSE or various state boards.

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*SELECTION PROCESS

There will be four levels of exams. First will be within the school, at the city state level and above all will be the international level.

SOF also conducts NCO-national Cyber Olympiad with same features as in NSO.
Website: http://www.sofworld.org/

UCO–UNIFIED CYBER OLYMPIAD
The Unified Council conducts UCO every year. UCO is a test that helps students improve their mental ability, logical reasoning and computer skills.

*ELIGIBLITY

Students in class-III to class-XII of recognised schools are eligible.

*SYLLABUS

Subjects are more generic and is suitable for CBSE, ICSE and state boards.

*SELECTION PROCESS

The selection is done in two stages.

STAGE I: An aptitude type of exam is conducted in school level. And the selected students from each class appear for the second exam.

STAGE II: Students selected in school level appear for state level selection exam. Toppers are announced based on the stage II performance.

Website: http://www.unifiedcouncil.com/

MTSE–MATHS TALENT SEARCH EXAM
Maths Talent Search Exam (MTSE) is a competitive exam conducted by Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics (IISMA). Mental ability, mathematical reasoning, accuracy and speed are the main focus of this examination.

*ELIGIBLITY

Students in class-III to class-IX of recognised schools are eligible.

*SYLLABUS

The subjects and study matter followed is based on CBSE and ICSE prescribed curriculum.

*SELECTION PROCESS

Top rankers per class are selected and awarded scholarships.

Website: http://www.ganithasasthraparishad.org/

IMO–INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD
IMO is a competitive exam conducted to identify and encourage the mathematical creativity of children in schools across India and abroad.

*ELIGIBLITY

Students in class-I to class-XII of recognised schools are eligible.

*SYLLABUS

The subjects and study matter followed is based on CBSE and ICSE prescribed curriculum.

SELECTION PROCESS

Top rankers per class are selected and awarded scholarships.

Website: https://www.imo-official.org/

IOS- INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD IN SCIENEC
IOS is a science exam held annually in the national and international level. The conducting body for IOS is SSE (Society for Science Education).

*ELIGIBLITY

All Indian Students of class-I to class-XII of recognised schools are eligible.

*SYLLABUS

Subjects are more generic and is suitable for CBSE, ICSE and state boards.

*SELECTION PROCESS

The selection is done in different stages.

STAGE I: An aptitude type of exam is conducted in school level. And the selected students from each class appear for the second exam.

STAGE II: Students selected in school level appear for state level selection exam.

STAGE III: Students selected in state level appear for national and international level exam.

Toppers are announced based on the stage III performance.

Website: www.sofworld.org

IOEL- INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
IOEL is held annually at national and international level. It is an English proficiency exam conducted by CLF (Computer Literary Foundation).

*ELIGIBLITY

Students in class-I to class-XII of recognised schools are eligible.

SYLLABUS

The subject contents are based on CBSE and ICSE and State Board prescribed curriculum.

*SELECTION PROCESS

The selection is done in different stages.

STAGE I: An aptitude type of exam is conducted in school level. And the selected students from each class appear for the second exam.

STAGE II: Students selected in school level appear for state level selection exam.

STAGE III: Students selected in state level appear for national and international level exam.

Toppers are announced based on the stage III performance.

NSEB- NATIONAL STANDARD EXAMINATION IN BIOLOGY
NSEB is a prestigious exam jointly conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Association of Biology Teachers and HBSCE (Homi Bhabha centre for Science Education).

*ELIGIBLITY

Conducted for class-XI and XII students only.

*SYLLABUS

The main focus is on Biology with CBSE syllabus as the main stream.

*SELECTION PROCESS

The selection is first made at the school level. And the qualifying students then are then appeared for the national round.

Website: http://iapt.org.in/

NSEC- NATIONAL STANDARD EXAMINATION IN CHEMISTRY
NSEC is a prestigious exam jointly conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Association of Chemistry Teachers and HBSCE (Homi Bhabha centre for Science Education).

*ELIGIBLITY

Students in class-XI and class-XII of recognised institutions.

*SYLLABUS

The main focus is on Chemistry with CBSE syllabus as the main stream.

*SELECTION PROCESS

The selection is first made at the school level. And the qualifying students then are then appeared for the national round.

Website: http://iapt.org.in

NSEP- NATIONAL STANDARD EXAMINATION IN PHYSICS
NSEP is a prestigious exam jointly conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers and HBSCE (Homi Bhabha centre for Science Education).

*ELIGIBLITY

Students of class-XI and class-XII are eligible to participate.

*SYLLABUS

The main subject focus is on Physics with CBSE syllabus as the main stream.

*SELECTION PROCESS

The selection is first made at the school level. And the qualifying students then are then appeared for the national round.

Website: http://iapt.org.in