Competetive Exam Notifications

School Competitive Exams


Dr.A.S.Rao Examination


SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION (STSE):

The Council conducts Science Talent Search Examinations (STSE), every year, on the last Sunday of December for students of 8th, 9th, 10th and Intermediate (Jr) classes. The question papers are of “objective type”, with three sections containing

a) single correct answer questions,
b) single correct answer questions,
c) 'assertion-reason' type questions.

The questions test the depth of understanding of the subject and analytical thinking of the students. And in about six weeks after the examination is held, detailed memos are dispatched to the candidates, showing the student’s answer to each question and its key, and the overall rank of the student.

Merit Certificates and book prizes are given to about top twenty students in the examination for each class. In order to encourage students from Moffusil Centers, Merit Certificates are also given to students who have done well from these Centers.

The top award for the first ranker amongst candidates of each class is designated, since the STSE of 2003, as Dr A S Rao Award, which carries a cash award of Rs 5000.

RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOPS FOR TALENTED STUDENTS

The Council organises Residential Workshops for Awardees of the 8th & 9th standard Examinations, free of cost to the participants. The residential workshop is of six-day duration, and is held in the month of April, soon after the closure of schools for the summer recess.

Students of 9th std. do project work individually, write up a Report and then make an oral presentation. The project work helps the student to develop initiative, and to innovate where necessary, and to be critical in analysing the experimental data.

Students attend expositions on diverse topics by senior Faculty, and also audit some lecture-demonstrations. This would enlarge the intellectual horizons of the students. They also get the benefit of interacting with about 25 senior Faculty drawn from Hyderabad University , Osmania University , Ambedkar University and other educational institutions.

CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT of TEACHERS

a) The Council recognized the urgent need to help science teachers from schools in rural and semi-urban areas to cope up with the upgraded and revised syllabi, particularly the need to clarify difficult concepts. The Council organized, as a first step, short duration Workshops ( five) for secondary school science teachers, in different districts.

With the experience gained in these, the Council decided in 2001 to enlarge the content of these programmes and to concentrate the efforts in one district, and chose Mahaboobnagar District as the target area; the District headquarters is about 110km from the Council’s Office

Then, the Council conducted four ‘Pilot’ programmes to help teachers of mathematics and science in this district, with financial support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust and active cooperation from the District Educational Officer.

b) The Council was encouraged with the response of the teachers to the "Pilots" and started in June 2005 a comprehensive THREE YEAR PROJECT on Capacity enhancement of secondary school science teachers of Mahaboobnagar District with major funding fromSir Ratan Tata Trust.

The Council felt that there should be a synergy between the activities of the Council and that of the Government, and entered into aMemorandum of Understanding with the AP Government. And the Council is gratified that the Secretary (Education), Commissioner of High School Education, Director SCERT and the District Educational Officer [DEO] are giving all cooperation and assistance in making the programmes a success.

RESOURCE PERSONS:

The Academic Resource Persons, about 30, from Universities and allied institutions in Hyderabad, and about 15 Local Academic Resource Persons from Mahaboobnagar, render their services as volunteers. Similarly, Administrative Resource Persons, about ten, also are volunteers.

The major components of the project, which are at no cost to the teachers, are:

i) Interactive Contact Sessions (residential) spread over 4-days to clear confusions and provide clarity about difficult concepts in the upgraded syllabi. (Parallel sessions are held for about 40 teachers, each in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry streams.)
ii) Experimental Awareness Programme (2 days), at five regional centers in the District, to train teachers to demonstrate experiments in Physics and Chemistry during their lecture classes.
iii) Providing a Quarterly NEWS LETTER in Telugu to each teacher, with articles of interest to teachers, a letters column, and news items of relevance to science teaching.

QUERIES IN SCIENCE:

The Council arranges to respond to any queries in science that students or teachers may have. The queries may be either sent by post or by email.

For any information contact us: e-mail: drasrac06@yahoo.co.in

Dr. A S Rao Awards Counsil, Bala Vikasa Kendra, Dr.A.S.Rao Nagar, Hyderabad 500 062. Phone: 040 27143828.

AMTI


The AMTI is a pioneer organisation in promoting and conducting Maths Talent Tests in India. Last year (44th TC Data) (in the 44th National level tests) 66066 students from 332 institutions spread all over India, participated at the screening level; 10% of them insitutionwise were selected for the final test. For the benefit of final level contestants and the chosen few for INMO, special orientation camps were conducted. Merit certificates and prizes were awarded to the deserving students.

35 among them from Tamil Nadu and Puduchery at the Junior and Inter Levels have been sponsored to write the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO 2013). From among them 2 have been selected at the national level.

AIM OF THE TESTS

To discover and encourage students who have the capacity for original and creative thinking, readiness to attack unfamiliar and non-routine problems exhibiting a general mathematical ability appropriate to their level.


1 Primary Gauss Contest V and VI Standards
2 Sub Junior Kaprekar Contest VII and VIII Standards
3) Junior) Bhaskara Contest IX and X Standards
4 Inter Ramanujan Contest XI and XII Standards
5 Seniour Aryabhatta Contest Degree Classes in Arts, Science & Technical Colleges

MEDIUMEnglish, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil & Telugu.

The medium for senior level is English only.

CHARGES

Rs. 50/- per candidate (out of which Rs.5/- will be retained by the institution onlyfor all expenses and Rs.45/- to be sent to AMTI.)

SYLLABUS

The syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad (Regional, National and International) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are, mainly –

a)Algebra,
b) Geometry,
c) Number theory and
d) Graph theory & combinatorics.

Algebra: Polynomials, Solving equations, inequalities and complex numbers.

Geometry: Geometry of triangles and circles.(Trigonometric methods, vector methods, complex number methods, transformation geometry methods can also be used to solve problems)

Number Theory: Divisibility, Diophantine equations, congruence relations, prime numbers and elementary results on prime numbers.

Combinatorics & Graph Theory : Counting techniques, pigeon hole principle, principle of inclusion and exclusion, basic graph theory.

Problems pertaining to these concepts will be of non-routine type with difficulty level increasing from RMO to INMO to IMO.

Further to motivate this type of thinking from Class V onwards questions solvable by the best with clear knowledge of concepts introduced to them applied to problem solving will be set for primary (V & VI), sub-Junior (VII & VIII), Junior (IX & X) and Inter (XI & XII).

A glance at the Questions & Solutions of previous years and the books published by the AMTI will facilitate students at all levels to understand the nature of Olympiad examinations. Please see details given in this file for how to get the books, the mode of payment etc.

FOLLOW UP PROGRAMME

Cash Awards to the top 3 winners in each level, (1st position Rs.5000/-, 2nd Rs.2500/- and 3rd Rs.1250/-) (T.R. Raghava Sastry Award for the topper in XI Std) Merit Certificates for them and others selected with some cash award for the latter also will be given based on their revealing a reasonable level of mathematical maturity. All the students selected for the Final Level Test will get a certificate and a cash award. Enrichment contact courses are likely to be organized for the promising toppers.

Scholarship effective from 2010 onwards.

For those who get selected at INMO through AMTI, an adhoc sum of Rs. 10000/-(Rupees Ten thousand) each will be given.

For those who get selected for IMO from them a sum of Rs. 20000/- (Rupees Twenty thousand) each will be given.

For more details contact:

The Secretary, The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India B-19, Vijay Avenue, Old No 37, New No 85, Venkatarangam St., Triplicane, Chennai - 600 005. Phone : 044 - 2844 1523. Email :- support@amtionline.com

OLYMPIADS



International Physics Olympiad is conducted in every June/July months. Different nations take the lead role every year. It has been conducted for the past 37 years and India has been participating in it since 1998.There are five stages in this exam and the questions will be in International Level.

Stage-1: National Standard Examination In Physics (NSEP)
This exam is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)

Eligibility: High school to Senior Intermediate students are eligible. Students who finished Intermediate are not eligible.

Syllabus: CBSE 11th, 12th std. Physics.

Question Paper: The questions are based on testing proficiency rather than memory. The question paper contains Part-A& Part-B. Part-A will be for 180 marks and contains 50 multiple choice questions.40 questions carry 3 marks each and their options contain only one possible correct answer. The remaining questions carry 6 marks each and their options contain more than one possible answers. Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Part-B contains 5 or 6 short answer type questions. All the questions carry equal marks. This exam can also be written in regional language.

Selection: The top 300 students of written test are selected for stage-2. These 300 students are awarded certificates by IAPT.

Stage – 2 : Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPO)
Homi Baba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts exams for the 300 qualified candidates of stage-1 in 15 centers all over the country and selects only 35 candidates for stage-3.

Stage – 3 : Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
Based on the marks of theory and practical five (5) candidates are selected for stage-4.

Stage – 4 : Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IPHO
Training will be provided to the five qualified candidates of stage-3 for final level, the International Physics Olympiad (IPHO).

Stage – 5 : International Physics Olympiad (IPHO)>br /> Five qualified candidates along with two teachers and one observer will attend the International Physics Olympiad.

Interest in Mathematics, extraordinary logic, ability to think differently, determined efforts to arrive at a solution …. are the key qualities to appear for Maths Olympiad. Students who wish to opt Mathematics as career should tend towards it from initial stages and for them Olympiad is the gateway. National Board Of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of Dept.of Atomic Energy conducts Mathematics Olympiad with guidance of HBCSE. The winners if Indian Maths Olympiad are sent to International Maths Olympiad. There are stages in Maths Olympiad.

Stage-1: Regional Maths Olympiad (RMO)
Our country is divided into 23 regions in connection with Maths Olympiad and every region has a co-ordinator.

Eligibility: Junior or Senior Intermediate students are eligible to write this exam. Prodigal students also can appear for this exam with the permission of Regional coordinator.30 candidates are selected from each region. In Andhra Pradesh, we have two regions(Andhra, Telangana) and so 60 candidates will get qualified from A.P. to stage-2 and 690 candidates will get qualified all over the country.

Syllabus: Intermediate level Integers, Geometry, Quadratic Equations & Expressions, Linear Equations, Permutations & Combinations, Algebra, Number Theory. The level of difficulty increases with the increase of stage.

Question Paper: The duration of the exam is 3 hrs. and it contains 6 or 7 questions. Every question requires in depth knowledge and great analytical skills to be solved. Every thing, like how an answer began and whether the student arrived at the right solution etc., are observed. Including the method to solve the question each and every step counts. Though one could not get the right solution, marks will be awarded for attempt.

Stage – 2 : Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)
Qualified students in stage-1 are eligible for Stage-2. A national level test is conducted for them. The duration of the exam is 4 hrs. 30 meritorious students are selected in this level and they are qualified for stage – 3.

Stage – 3 : International Maths Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)
In this stage six(6) talented students are selected and they are sent for next level.

Stage – 4 : Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IPHO
Training will be provided to six qualified candidates of stage-3 for final level, the International Maths Olympiad(IMO).

Stage – 5 : International Maths Olympiad (IMO)>br /> Stage-4 qualified students of every country are the participants of this level. This exam is conducted in every July. Each time one of the member countries hosts the event. There will be two (2) papers in this level and each paper duration is 41/2 hrs.

International Chemistry Olympiad has been conducted since 1968. It has been set up with the motto of exposing talent in Chemistry. India has been participating in it since 1999.There are five stages in this exam and the questions will be in International Level.

Stage-1: National Standard Examination In Chemistry (NSEC)

Eligibility: High school to Senior Intermediate students are eligible to appear for the exam .

Question Paper: It contains 80 multiple choice questions and each question carries 3 marks.marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

Selection: The top 300 students of written test are selected for stage-2 on the basis of merit.

Stage – 2 : Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INCHO)
Homi Baba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts exams for the 300 qualified candidates of stage-1 in 15 centers all over the country and selects only 35 candidates for stage-3.

Stage – 3 : Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
Based on the marks of theory and practical four (4) candidates are selected for stage-4.

Stage – 4 : Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for ICHO
Quality Training will be provided to the four qualified candidates of stage-3 for final level, the International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO).

Stage – 5 : International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO)>br /> Four qualified candidates along with two teachers and one observer will attend the International Chemistry Olympiad .

International Astronomy Olympiad has been set up for the students who have strong fundamentals in Physics and Maths. India has been participating in International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) along with International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astro Physics (IOAA) since 2007.There are five stages in this exam. IAO has two levels , Junior and Senior. Junior level students are eligible for IAO and Senior level students are eligible for IOAA.

Stage-1: National Standard Examination In Astronomy (NSEA)
It has two levels Junior, Senior.

Eligibility: Students unto tenth class are eligible for Junior level and Intermediate students are eligible for Senior level.

Syllabus: Tenth class standard Physics, Maths, Elementary Astronomy for Juniors, Intermediate standard Physics, Maths, Elementary Astronomy for Seniors.

Question Paper: It's a subject focused question paper. There are no questions based on memory. All the questions are multiple choice type questions and they carry 150 marks. It has two sections.

Section-A1: It has 30 questions and each question has only one possible correct answer among the options. Each question carries 3 marks.

Section-A2: It has 10 questions and each question has more than one possible answers among the options given. The candidate needs to identify all the possible answers. Each question carries 6 marks and marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Question paper is given in English.

Selection: 300 meritorious candidates are selected in each level for stage-2.

Stage – 2 : Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INOA)
Homi Baba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts exams for the 300 qualified candidates of stage-1 in 15 centers all over the country and selects only 35 candidates for stage-3.

Stage – 3 : Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Astronomy
In this stage various talent exams are conducted for candidates.50%,30%,20% weightage is given to theory, data analysis, observation tests respectively. A merit list is prepared on the basis of weightage , 3 candidates in Junior level and 5 candidates in Senior level are selected.

Stage – 4 : Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IAO, IOAA
Quality Training will be provided to the qualified candidates of stage-3 for final level, the IAO,IOAA.

Stage – 5 : International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO)>br /> Four qualified candidates along with two leaders and one observer for each level will attend the International Astronomy Olympiad .

International Biology Olympiad was starred in 1990.India has been participating in it since 2000.There are five stages in this Olympiad .

Stage-1: National Standard Examination In Biology (NSEB)

Eligibility: High school and Intermediate students are eligible to appear for the exam .

Question Paper: It contains 80 multiple choice questions and each question carries 3 marks. Marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

Selection: The top 300 students of written test are selected for stage-2 on the basis of merit.

Stage – 2 : Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO) Homi Baba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts exams for the 300 qualified candidates of stage-1 in 15 centers all over the country and selects only 35 candidates for stage-3.

Stage – 3 : Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Biology In this stage four (4) candidates are selected on the basis of merit in theory and practical exams for stage-4.

Stage – 4 : Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IBO Quality Training will be provided to the four qualified candidates of stage-3 for final level, the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

Stage – 5 : International Biology Olympiad (IBO) Four qualified candidates along with two teachers and one observer will attend the International Biology Olympiad .

This exam has been set up for Secondary School Students .It has been set up giving equal weightage to all primary subjects in science like Physics, chemistry, Biology and Maths. There are five stages in this Olympiad .

Stage-1: National Standard Examination In Junior Science (NSEJS)

Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to appear for the exam .

Syllabus: 10th std. syllabus in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Question Paper: It contains 40 multiple choice questions for 150 marks in two sections.

Section-A1 : It has 30 questions and each question has only one possible correct answer among the options. Each question carries 3 marks.

Section-A2 : It has 10 questions and each question has more than one possible answers among the options given. The candidate needs to identify all the possible answers. Each question carries 6 marks and marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Question paper is given in English.

Selection: The top 300 students of written test are selected for stage-2 on the basis of merit.

Stage – 2 : Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO) Homi Baba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts exams for the 300 qualified candidates of stage-1 in 15 centers all over the country and selects only 35 candidates for stage-3.

Stage – 3 : Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science In this stage six (6) candidates are selected on the basis of merit for stage-4.

Stage – 4 : Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IBO Quality Training will be provided to the six qualified candidates of stage-3 for final level, the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).

Stage – 5 : International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) Six qualified candidates along with three teachers will attend the International Junior Science Olympiad .

The Stage-3 training in all subjects………… HBCSE imparts training in stage-3 of all the subjects for one month. They conduct practical and theory exams and also orientation classes in practical. They arrange lectures by reputed scientists in the respective subject/ department. Theory and practical classes will given 60%, 40% weightage each. The qualified candidates for stage-4 will be awarded books and cash of Rs.5000. They also give many prizes to meritorious candidates in theory and practical for various Olympiads.

The Stage-4 training in all subjects………… The selected candidates in stage-3 will be given sophisticated training for ten days in theory and practical. They are imparted training by not only the experts of HBCSE but also experts from nationally renowned organizations.

Syllabus: 10th std. syllabus in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Question Paper: It contains 40 multiple choice questions for 150 marks in two sections.

Section-A1 : It has 30 questions and each question has only one possible correct answer among the options. Each question carries 3 marks.

This exam has been set up for Secondary School Students .It has been set up giving equal weightage to all primary subjects in science like Physics, chemistry, Biology and Maths. There are five stages in this Olympiad .

Stage-1: National Standard Examination In Junior Science (NSEJS)

Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to appear for the exam .

Section-A1 : It has 30 questions and each question has only one possible correct answer among the options. Each question carries 3 marks.

Section-A1 : It has 30 questions and each question has only one possible correct answer among the options. Each question carries 3 marks.

NTSE

National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is the scholarship exam conducted by NCERT, under their National Talent Search Scheme. It was started in 1963 to identify talented students and nurture their talent. The NTSE is one of the most prestigious talent search exams in the country. The scheme provides financial assistance to the meritorious students in the form of a monthly scholarship and an annual book grant. Students who are awarded the scholarship receive financial assistance up to the Ph.D level in Social Sciences, Basic Sciences and Commerce. The NTSE scholars will receive a sum of Rs. 500/- per month as per NTS rules. Apart from the scholarships that can be won by the students of Class X, a good performance in the NTSE will be a very valuable addition to the overall credentials of a child later in his/her career. In fact, the very process of appearing for NTSE can be a very enriching experience for a child.

For the year 2012, NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X only. A total of 1000 scholarships are to be awarded - 15% of them will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for the Physically Challenged Group of Students the selection process will consist of two stages. Stage I is an elimination round. Students qualifying in Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II. TEST AREAS: The written examination for Class X will be in two stages:

TEST AREAS :

The written examination for Class VIII will be in two stages: Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

Stage Name Stage Area Questions Range No' of Questions Time
MAT(Mental Ability test) Reasoning :Mathematics (20 questions),
Science (35 questions from Physics,
Chemistry and Biology),Social,
Sciences(35 Questions from Social Sciences).
The last 10 questions are mixed
from different subjects.
100(numbered 1 to 100) 100 90minutes
SAT(Scholastic Ability test) Reasoning :Mathematics (20 questions),
Science (35 questions from Physics,
Chemistry and Biology),Social,
Sciences(35 Questions from Social Sciences).
The last 10 questions are mixed
from different subjects.
100(numbered 101 to 200) 100 90minutes

Each state will nominate students (as per the state quota) to appear for stage II at National level Stage II examination at the National level will comprise of

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.
Name Stage Area Range No' of Q's Time Category
MAT(Mental Ability test) Reasoning :Mathematics (20 questions),
Science (35 questions from Physics,
Chemistry and Biology),Social,
Sciences(35 Questions from Social Sciences).
The last 10 questions are mixed
from different subjects.
100(numbered 1 to 100) 100 Q's 90minutes 40% for General category and 32% for SC/ST/PC
SAT(Scholastic Ability test) Reasoning :Mathematics (20 questions),
Science (35 questions from Physics,
Chemistry and Biology),Social,
Sciences(35 Questions from Social Sciences).
The last 10 questions are mixed
from different subjects.
100(numbered 101 to 200) 100 Q's 90minutes 40% for General category and 32% for SC/ST/PC

  • There is no negative marking
  • Each right answer is awarded one mark
  • Once the students finish the MAT, the SAT is administered after a short break of about 5 minutes.

UNIFIED COUNCIL

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This exam has been set up for Secondary School Students .It has been set up giving equal weightage to all primary subjects in science like Physics, chemistry, Biology and Maths. There are five stages in this Olympiad .

Question Paper: It contains 40 multiple choice questions for 150 marks in two sections.

Section-A1 : It has 30 questions and each question has only one possible correct answer among the options. Each question carries 3 marks.