A total of 100 students will be selected for the special residential coaching of NTSE and Olympiads. Twenty-five students each from class-7, 8, 9 and 10 will be picked for the two tests. NTSE is a national-level scholarship examination while Olympiads are competitions held by private organisations that test one’s knowledge in subjects like mathematics, science, English and computer.
For CLAT, the entrance test for admission to law universities, 100 students – 50 each from classes 11 and 12 – will be selected, the release said.
The students will be selected for the coaching on the basis of entrance examinations.
The education department had initiated the Aakanksha programme in 2016-17 to provide free coaching for medical and engineering entrance examinations to those government school students who do not get proper guidance for the tests due to financial constraints and unavailability of appropriate learning materials.
Till now, 92 students have cleared Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, 11 passed JEE Advanced and 64 have cracked the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) under the Aakanksha programme, the release said.
JEE Main is an all-India exam for admission to various technical undergraduate programmes in engineering, while JMM Advanced is held to admit students only in IITs. Students who want to enter medical colleges have to qualify NEET examination.
Courtesy : The Indian Express