Some Competitive Exams for School Students (Class 8, 9 and 10)
1. National Talent Search Examination or NTSE
A national level examination cum scholarship program, it is one of most prestigious competitive exams for school students. NTSE’s genuine endeavour is to identify students who have high academic talent and exceptional intellectual ability. The students who qualify this two-tier exam receive cash scholarship for the complete academic year.
Subjects: Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Mental Ability and General Awareness
Conducting Body: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
2. National Level Science Talent Search Exam or NLSTSE
This diagnostic test identifies talented students from classes II to XII. What’s unique about these exams? They include interesting questions that require thinking, not simply recalling as per the traditional techniques. NSTSE provides a detailed skill-wise feedback, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of students.
Subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Questions
Conducting Body: Unified Council
3. Indian National Olympiad (INO)
Financially supported by the Government of India, Olympiads involve a five-stage procedure. The first stage of Indian National Olympiad is NSE (National Standard Examination), which is held for each subject and is overseen and organized entirely by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). However, all the remaining four stages are conducted by HBCSE.
The five stages are:
Stage I: National Standard Examination (NSE)
Stage II: Indian National Olympiad
Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT)
Stage V: Participation in International Olympiad
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science
Conducting Body: Jointly conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) & Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)
4. Science Olympiad Foundation
This non-profit organization established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities conducts competitive exam for students of classes I to XII. The foundation conducts separate exams for subjects like Computer (National Cyber Olympiad), Maths (International Maths Olympiad), Science (National Science Olympiad) and English (International English Olympiad).
Subjects: Science, mathematics, computer education, English, sports and professional courses
Conducting Body: Science Olympiad Foundation
Isn’t it surprising that many students can’t even locate India on a blank map of the world? So, GeoGenius has embarked on a mission to spark student interest in Geography and increase public awareness about it. Students from Class II to XII are eligible for these exams. Geography Olympiad; however, does not provide entry to the International Geography Olympiad, which is conducted separately.
6. Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana or KVPY
It is a national level competitive exam in Basic Sciences and conducted by the Department of Science and Technology for students of classes XI and XII. The selected students become eligible for admission to the five-year integrated MS program at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research. The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research.
Conducted Body (funded by): Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India
7. Silverzone Olympiads
Silverzone Foundation is an NGO, which aims at promoting competitive awareness of academics in school children in India and abroad. It is conducted for classes I to XII in various subjects and ensures the students’ succeed not only on professional or career counts but also on social parameters. These exams also develop creative thinking and enhance the problem-solving skills
Subject: Computer, Mathematics, Science and English Language
Conducted by: Silverzone Foundation.
For more information, check out their official website
8. National Interactive Maths Olympiad or NIMO
With a vision to remove the fear of maths from students’ mind, this national-level exam is for students of classes V to XII. It tests their mathematical skills and mental ability. NIMO promises to make math more fun by introducing interactive activities like interactive Olympiad, workshops, and seminars.
Conducting Body: Eduheal Foundation
9. National Biotechnology Olympiad or NBO
This particular exam comprises of 50 questions for 50 marks and allows I to XII students from all streams to participate. Besides annual e-newspapers, its Biotechno Activity Books & Work Books have been widely appreciated by schools. It wants to inspire the younger generation to enhance their knowledge about Biotechnology issues and create awareness among them.
Conducting Body: Eduheal foundation
10. Asset (Assessment of Scholastic Skills Through Educational Testing)
A scientifically-designed, skill-based assessment test, it breaks free from the concept of rote learning. Meant for students of classes III-X, it measures how well have children understood the underlying school syllabus These exams are based on the CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, and major state boards’ curriculum.
For more information, check out their official website
Subjects: English, Mathematics and Science (Social Studies and Hindi – Optional)
Conducting Body: Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd.
Well, the season of competitive exams is around the corner, and we know you are doing all you can to crack them. All these tests are designed to check your knowledge in particular sections. Hope this post helped you with the information you were looking for.