Appearing for an Olympiad or any talent search examination is beyond the usual school examinations. Talent search exams are competitive examinations which are conducted at school level. These exams are conducted by various independent organizations and are totally based on the school curriculum. Some students think taking these exams are a waste of time but taking these exams help to improve the aptitude and competitive spirits among students. You cannot compare the ability of a student who has sat for talent search exams to that who has never.
Here is the list of top talent search examination and Olympiads.
NTSE (National Talent Search Examination)
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship program which is organized by NCERT.
NTSE awards 1000 scholarships to students every year.
Eligibility – Students studying in the 10th standard are eligible to apply for the exam. The exam comprises two level, level 1 and level 2. Students who qualify level 1 exams are eligible for the level 2 exam. It is wise to sit for both exams if you want to stand out from the crowd.
National Standard Examination in Astronomy- NSEA
NSEA is one of the most competitive Talent Search Exams in India. This exam is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers abbreviated as IAPT and the syllabus of National Standard Examination in Astronomy is similar to the CBSE Syllabus.
Eligibility- Students studying in class 12 are eligible to apply for the exam.
National Cyber Olympiad
Every year this exam is conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation. Formerly this exam was started to popularize computer education among school children.
Eligibility- Students from 2nd standard to 12th standard in schools who have registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation are eligible to apply for the exam. The exam is also good when it comes to improving the mental capability of the learners.
National Science Olympiad
This exam is conducted on a national level by Science Olympiad Foundation. This exam is conducted to motivate students to study science and to enhance their reasoning, analytical problem-solving skills. The exam is quite challenging but it meets its objectives with a lot of precision.
Eligibility- Students from 2nd standard to 12th standard in schools who have registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation are eligible to apply for the exam. Sitting for this exam will give you a competitive edge over candidates who have not done the same.
National Standard Examination in Biology
National Standard Examination in Biology is conducted by the Indian Association for Physics Teachers and Homi Bhabha Centre of Science Education in collaboration with Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences.
Eligibility- Students studying biology in class 11th and 12th as one of their main subjects are eligible to apply for the examination.
Sitting for all the above exams comes with several benefits to the learner. Let no one cheat you that enrolling for them is a waste of time. Any students who sits for these exams stands a better chance in the job market.
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