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Syllabus

Class 12

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  1. 01. Electrostatics
  2. 02. Current Electricity
  3. 03. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  4. 04. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  5. 05. Electromagnetic Waves
  6. 06. Optics
  7. 07. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  8. 08. Atoms and Nuclei
  9. 09. Electronic Devices
  10. 10. Communication Systems
  1. 01. Origin of Life
  2. 02. Characteristics of Living Organisms
  3. 03. Evidences of Evolution
  4. 04. Theories of Evolution and Sources of Variations
  5. 05. Human Evolution
  6. 06. Internal Structure of Plants
  7. 07. Absorption and Movement of Water in Plants
  8. 08. Photosynthesis and Transport of Solutes
  9. 09. Reproduction and Development in Angiosperms
  10. 10. Human Reproduction and Embryonic Development
  11. 11. Elements of Heredity and Variation
  12. 12. Genes and Chromosomes
  13. 13. Mutations
  14. 14. Genetic Material, Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis
  1. 15. Gene Expression and its Regulation
  2. 16. Recombinant DNA Technology and its Applications
  3. 17. Biosafety Issues: Biopiracy and Biopatent
  4. 18. Crop Improvement
  5. 19. Biopesticide
  6. 20. Biotic Community
  7. 21. Biodiversity Today
  8. 22. Biofertilizers
  9. 23. Understanding Human Diseases
  10. 24. Common Human Diseases
  11. 25. Adolescent Issues
  12. 26. Human Population
  13. 27. Animal Husbandry
  1. 01. The Solid State
  2. 02. Solutions
  3. 03. Electrochemistry
  4. 04. Chemical Kinetics
  5. 05. Surface Chemistry
  6. 06. Chemical Equilibria
  7. 07. Ionic Equilibria
  8. 08. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  9. 09. Chemistry of P-Block Elements
  10. 10. D and F-Block Elements
  1. 11. Coordination Compounds
  2. 12. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  3. 13. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  4. 14. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  5. 15. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  6. 16. Biomolecules
  7. 17. Polymers
  8. 18. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • MATHS
  • Computer Science
  1. 01. Determinants and Matrices
  2. 02. Boolean Algebra
  3. 03. Conics
  4. 04. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  5. 05. Calculus
  6. 06. Probability
  7. 07. Complex Numbers
  8. 08. Differential Equations
  9. 09. Correlation
  10. 10. Regression Analysis
  1. 11. Vectors
  2. 12. Coordinate Geometry in 3D
  3. 13. Straight Lines in Space
  4. 14. The Planes
  5. 15. Probability
  6. 16. Discount
  7. 17. Anuities
  8. 18. Linear Programming
  9. 19. Application of Derivatives in Commerce and Economics
  10. 20. Index Numbers and Moving Average
  1. 01. Boolean Algebra
  2. 02. Computer Hardware
  3. 03. Elementary Logic Gates (NOT, AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XOR, XNOR)
  4. 04. Applications of Boolean Algebra
  5. 05. Implementation of Algorithms to Solve Problems
  6. 06. Programming in Java
  7. 07. Objects as Data
  8. 08. Analysis of Some Real World Programming
  9. 09. Primitive Values, Wrapper Classes, Types and Casting
  10. 10. Variables and Expressions
  1. 11. Statements and Scope
  2. 12. Functions
  3. 13. Arrays and Strings
  4. 14. Inheritance and Polymorphism
  5. 15. Data Structures

Class 10

English

  • Grammar
  • Comprehension and Composition
  1. 01. Tenses
  2. 02. Determiners
  3. 03. Modals
  4. 04. Connectors
  5. 05. Active and Passive Voice
  6. 06. Prepositions
  7. 07. Subject: Verb Agreement
  8. 08. Finites, Non-finites and Participles
  9. 09. Relatives
  10. 10. Conditionals
  11. 11. Comparison
  12. 12. Avoiding Repetition
  13. 13. Nominalisation
  14. 14. Parts of Speech
  15. 15. Synthesis of Sentences
  1. 16. Transformation of Sentences
  2. 17. Phrases and Clauses
  3. 18. Collocation
  4. 19. Word Forms
  5. 20. Figures of Speech
  6. 21. Homophones and Homonyms
  7. 22. Synonyms and Antonyms
  8. 23. Question Formation
  9. 24. Idioms and Phrases
  10. 25. Prefixes and Suffixes
  11. 26. Direct and Indirect Speech
  12. 27. Correct Usage
  13. 28. Types of Sentences (Form)
  14. 29. Types of Sentences (Meaning)
  1. 01. Poetry
    • Where the Mind is Without Fear – Rabindranath Tagore
    • The Inchcape Rock – Robert Southey
    • In the Bazaars of Hyderabad – Sarojini Naidu
    • Small Pain in My Chest – Michael Mack
    • The Professor – Nissim Ezekiel
    • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost
    • A Doctor’s Journal Entry for August 6th, 1945 – Vikram Seth
    • If Thou Must Love Me (Sonnets from the Portuguese XIV) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • I Believe – Brucellish K. Sangma
    • A Psalm of Life – H.W. Longfellow
  2. 02. Prose
    • India’s Heroes – Anonymous
    • Journey by Night – Norah Burke
    • Hunger – Nasira Sharma
    • My Lost Dollar – Stephen Leacock
    • God Lives in the Panch – Munshi Premchand
    • The Last Leaf – O’ Henry
    • Kabuliwala – Rabindranath Tagore
    • The Bet – Anton Chekov
    • The Tiger in the Tunnel – Ruskin Bond
    • Animal Farm: George Orwell
    • To Sir with Love – E.R. Braithwaite
    • Princess September – W. Somerset Maugham

Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  1. 01. Force
  2. 02. Work, Energy and Power
  3. 03. Machines
  4. 04. Refraction of Light at Plane Surfaces
  5. 05. Refraction Through a Lens
  6. 06. Spectrum
  7. 07. Sound
  8. 08. Current Electricity
  9. 09. Electrical Power and Household Circuits
  10. 10. Electromagnetism
  11. 11. Calorimetry
  12. 12. Thermionic Emission and Radioactivity
  1. 01. Acids, Bases and Salts
  2. 02. Periodic Table
  3. 03. Chemical Bonding
  4. 04. Analytical Chemistry – Uses of Ammonium and Sodium Hydroxide
  5. 05. Mole Concept and Stoichiometry
  6. 06. Electrolysis
  7. 07. Metallurgy
  8. 08. Study of Compounds – Hydrogen Chloride
  9. 09. Study of Compounds – Ammonia and Nitric Acid
  10. 10. Study of Compounds – Sulphuric Acid
  11. 11. Organic Chemistry
  12. 12. Practical Chemistry
  1. 01. Cell: The Basic Structural and Functional Unit of Life
  2. 02. Cell Cycle, Cell Division and Structure of Chromosome
  3. 03. Genetics – Some Basic Fundamentals
  4. 04. Plant Physiology: Absorption by Roots – The Processes Involved
  5. 05. Transpiration
  6. 06. Photosynthesis – Provider of Food for All
  7. 07. Circulatory System – Body Fluids
  8. 08. Circulatory System – The Circulatory System
  9. 09. The Excretory System – Elimination of Body Wastes
  10. 10. The Brain, the Spinal Cord and the Peripheral Nervous System
  11. 11. Sense Organs – Eye and Ear
  12. 12. Endocrine Glands – The Producers of Chemical Messengers
  13. 13. The Reproductive Organs
  14. 14. From Fertilisation to Birth
  15. 15. Population – The Increasing Numbers and Rising Problems
  16. 16. Aids to Health
  17. 17. Health Organisations
  18. 18. Pollution – A Rising Environmental Problem

Social Science

  • History
  • Economics
  • Civics
  • Geography
  1. 01. The Indian National Movement: The First War of Independence, 1857
  2. 02. Growth of Nationalism
  3. 03. Programme and Achievements of the Early Nationalists
  4. 04. The Rise of Assertive Nationalism
  5. 05. The Partition of Bengal
  6. 06. The Muslim League
  7. 07. Lucknow Pact, Home Rule League and August Declaration
  1. 08. Mahatma Gandhi and the National Movement
  2. 09. Quit India Movement
  3. 10. Forward Bloc and the INA
  4. 11. Independence and Partition of India
  5. 12. The First World War
  6. 13. Rise of Dictatorships
  7. 14. The Second World War
  8. 15. United Nations
  9. 16. Human Rights and the Non-Aligned Movement
  1. 01. The Productive Mechanism
  2. 02. Demand and Supply
  3. 03. Public Finance
  4. 04. Money and Inflation
  5. 05. Banking
  6. 06. Consumer Awareness
  7. 07. Elementary Theory of Demand
  8. 08. Elasticity of Demand
  9. 09. Theory of Supply
  1. 10. Factors of Production
  2. 11. Nature and Structure of Markets
  3. 12. The State and Economic Development
  4. 13. Meaning and Functions of Money
  5. 14. Inflation
  6. 15. Commercial Banks
  7. 16. Central Banking
  1. 01. The Union Legislature
  2. 02. The Union Executive
  3. 03. The Judiciary
  1. 01. Map Reading, Interpretation and Practices
  2. 02. Location, Extent and Physical Features
  3. 03. The Climate of India
  4. 04. Soils in India
  5. 05. Natural Vegetation in India
  6. 06. Water Resources
  7. 07. Minerals in India
  8. 08. Agriculture in India
  1. 09. Agriculture in India – Food Crops
  2. 10. Agriculture in India – Cash Crops
  3. 11. Agro-Based Industries
  4. 12. Industries in India
  5. 13. Transport
  6. 14. Waste and its Management in India

MATHS

  • Maths
  1. 01. Compound Interest (Without Using Formula)
  2. 02. Compound Interest (Using Formula)
  3. 03. Sales Tax and Value-Added Tax
  4. 04. Banking
  5. 05. Shares and Dividends
  6. 06. Linear Inequations
  7. 07. Quadratic Equations
  8. 08. Solving Problems (Based on Quadratic Equations)
  9. 09. Coordinate Geometry: Reflection
  10. 10. Ratio and Proportion
  11. 11. Remainder and Factor Theorem
  12. 12. Matrices
  13. 13. Distance and Section Formulae
  1. 14. Equation of a Line
  2. 15. Symmetry
  3. 16. Similarity (With Applications to Maps and Models)
  4. 17. Locus and its Applications
  5. 18. Circles
  6. 19. Tangents and Intersecting Circles
  7. 20. Constructions (Circles)
  8. 21. Circumference and Area of a Circle
  9. 22. Cone and Sphere (Surface Area and Volume)
  10. 23. Trigonometrical Identities
  11. 24. Heights and Distances
  12. 25. Graphical Representation
  13. 26. Measures of Central Tendency
  14. 27. Probability

Exam Pattern and Grading System

Class 12

Part I

Physics/Chemistry/Biology

  • Theory: 3 hours and 70 marks
  • Practical: 3 hours and 20 marks
  • Practical Work: 7 marks
  • Practical File: 3 marks

Maths

  • The syllabus is divided into three sections – A, B and C. Section A is compulsory for all candidates. Candidates will have a choice of attempting questions from either Section B or Section C.
  • There will be one paper, with a duration of three hours, for 100 marks.
  • Section A (80 marks) will consist of nine questions. Candidates will be required to answer Question 1 (compulsory) and five out of the remaining eight questions.
  • Candidates will be required to answer two questions out of three from either Section B or Section C (20 marks).

Computer science

There will be two papers in the subject:

  • Paper I: Theory – 3 hours (100 marks)
  • Paper II: Practical – 3 hours (100 marks)

Part 2 – Internal Examination (All Subjects)

  • This covers the minimum attendance criterion of 75% and the condition that students should score a minimum of 40% in four subjects, including English. The assessment of ‘Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service’ will be made by the school and the result will count towards the awarding of certificates.
  • Grading system
    • All results will be issued through the Heads of Schools, to whom the results will be sent as soon as possible; after the award has been completed.
    • The result sheets will show the result in the examination as a whole and will also indicate the standard reached in each subject taken, except ‘Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service’, by grades ranging from 1 to 9 – with 1 being the highest and 9 being the lowest. Grades 3 to 6 indicate Pass with Credit, 7 or 8 indicate Pass and 9 indicates Failure. Very Good is indicated by 1 or 2.
    • The standard reached in ‘Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service’ (assessed internally) will be shown on the result sheets by grades A, B, C, D or E – with A being the highest and E being the lowest. A, B, C or D indicate Pass and E indicates failure.

Class 10

Physics,Chemistry and Biology

  • There will be one paper, with a duration of two hours, carrying 80 marks. The internal assessment of practical work will carry 20 marks.
  • The paper will be divided into two sections – Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks).
  • Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions from the entire syllabus.
  • Section II will contain six questions, of which candidates will be required to answer any four.

Maths

  • There will be one paper, with a duration of two hours, carrying 80 marks. The internal assessment of practical work will carry 20 marks.
  • The paper will be divided into two sections – Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks).
  • Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions from the entire syllabus.
  • Section II will contain six questions, of which candidates will be required to answer any four.

History and Civics (H.C.G. PAPER 1)

  • There will be one paper, with a duration of two hours, carrying 80 marks. The internal assessment of practical work will carry 20 marks.
  • The paper will be divided into two parts – Part I (30 marks) and Part II (50 marks).
  • Part I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions from the entire syllabus.
  • Part II will consist of two sections.
    • Candidates will be required to answer two out of three questions from Section A (Civics).
    • Candidates will be required to answer three out of five questions from Section B (History).

Geography (H.C.G. PAPER 2)

  • There will be one paper, with a duration of two hours, carrying 80 marks and an internal assessment of 20 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of Part I and Part II.
  • Part I (compulsory) will consist of two questions.
    • Question 1 will be based on the Topographical Map.
    • Question 2 will be based on the Outline Map of India.
  • In Part II, candidates will be required to choose any five questions.
    • Candidates will be expected to make the fullest use of sketches, diagrams, graphs and charts in their answers.
    • Questions set may require answers involving the interpretation of photographs of geographical interest.

Economics

  • There will be one paper, with a duration of two hours, carrying 80 marks and an internal assessment of 20 marks.
  • The paper will be divided into two sections, A and B.
  • Section A will consist of compulsory questions, requiring short answers, and will cover the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions, which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice and candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

Economic Applications

  • There will be one paper, with a duration of two hours, carrying 100 marks and an internal assessment of 100 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of Part I and Part II.
  • Part I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions from the entire syllabus.
  • Part II will consist of questions that require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions.

English

  • The exam consists of two papers, each of which is two hours long.
  • Paper I (100 marks) is on English Language. The paper is worth 80 marks and the internal assessment is worth 20 marks. The paper consists of questions on composition, letter, summary of a passage and functional grammar.
  • Paper II (100 marks) is on English Literature. The paper is worth 80 marks and the internal assessment is worth 20 marks. Students will have to answer five questions, based on drama, prose and poetry books.

Grading System

The assessment of Scholastic Attainments (Part 1) will be reported twice a year. The nine- point grading scale for measuring Scholastic achievements is given below:

Grade Points Grade RANGE of marks
10 A1 91 – 100
9 A2 81 – 90
8 B1 71 – 80
7 B2 61 – 70
6 C1 51 – 60
5 C2 41 – 50
4 D 33 – 40
3 E1 21 – 32
2 E2 00 – 20

The minimum qualifying grade in all subjects under the Scholastic domain is D. All assessments with regard to the academic status of students shall be done in marks, while the assessment will be given out in grades.

The assessment of Co–Scholastic areas 2(A, B, C & D) and 3(A, B) will be done on a five-point scale (shown in the table below) and will be reported once in Class IX and once in Class X.

Grade Points Grade
4.1 – 5 A
3.1 – 4 B
2.1 – 3 C
2 D
0 – 1 E

The minimum qualifying grade in the Co-Scholastic domain is D.

Preparation

Class 12

ICSE is amongst one of the most competitive and challenging schooling and education boards in India. Students coached under this system tend to be outstanding in their areas of expertise, owing to this board’s meticulous and dedicated planning, training and execution.

While students have a high level of flexibility in the choice of their subjects, they are subjected to examinations that occur in two parts (theory and practical) over a duration of two months. This is quite a rigorous process that requires a lot of preparation and determination.

Class 10

  • English: Reading texts well should be sufficient. Also be thorough with grammar and writing skills as those are sections in which you can lose the most marks.
  • Science: These are the formative years and shouldn’t be neglected. Since Class 10th does not involve many numericals in Physics and Chemistry, just reading textbooks should suffice. Biology is more of rote learning than anything else at this stage and can be handled easily if studied regularly. Pay attention to diagrams in Biology.
  • Social Science: History, Geography, Civics and Economics may seem vast and vapid to many students but it’s a scoring subject nonetheless. Not omitting any topics and highlighting important points in the textbook can go a long way in ensuring that you score in the upper echelons of your class.
  • Maths: This is the most practice-oriented subject in your curriculum. Make sure you study well, understand concepts and then put in lots of practice. It is also very important to practice previous years’ papers as you’ll need to learn how to write formal proofs. Be very careful with this because proofs generally cost a lot of marks in the geometry section.
  • Hindi: This is the scoring part of your curriculum. Be very thorough with semantics and practice writing daily. If these two are accomplished, the rest is very easy.

Study Material

Class 12

Subjects Books
Biology
  • S. Chand Publication for Biology ISC
  • Nootan Biology Book
  • Vatsal Publication
Chemistry
  • Nootan Publication Book
  • Vatsal Pulication Book
Computer Science
  • Sumita Arora
  • Understanding Computer Applications Book by APC
Mathematics
  • Nootan Publication for Mathematics
  • R.D. Sharma
Physics
  • Nootan Publication Physics Book
  • Vatsal Publication Physics Book
  • Resnick and Halliday's Book
English
  • ISC Self Tutor
Economics
  • Frank Economics by D.K. Sethi

Class 10

Textbooks: It is mandatory that students refer ICSE recommended textbooks for each subject. The examinations are strictly based on the course material present in textbooks described by the Board.

Reference books: These are an integral part of any candidate’s preparation. Although not mandatorily required, they are recommended for students who may not be able to thoroughly comprehend some topics given in the textbook. Reference books delineate various subject topics and often contain ample exercises that will train the student to a high degree and bolster their understanding of a topic.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • English
  1. 01. Frank Modern Certificate Physics – Part II
  2. 02. Selina Concise Physics – Part II
  1. 01. Frank Modern Certificate Chemistry – Part II
  2. 02. Selina Concise Chemistry – Part II
  1. 01. Frank Certificate Biology – Part II
  2. 02. Selina Concise Biology – Part II
  1. 01. A collection of poems and short stories, prescribed for ICSE IX and X
  2. 02. The merchant of Venice (Oxford School Shakespeare)
  1. 01. Frank Modern Certificate Mathematics – Part II
  2. 02. Selina Concise Mathematics – Part II
  3. 03. R. S. Aggarwal and V. Aggarwal – Mathematics

Previous Years’ Papers

Practising model papers is important as this helps you simulate the real exam. Make sure that you practice regularly so that you can learn all formulae by heart and solve problems easily on the day of the exam.

Students in Class 12 can view previous years’ papers here.

Students in Class 10 can do the same here.

Doubt Clarification

Asking doubts and getting them cleared are important while preparing for exams. Toppr brings you a community that has survived the test of time and wants to help out students like you. You can also discuss your doubts with our community of students and experts.

Students in Class 12 can ask their doubts here.

Students in Class 10 can ask their doubts here.

Competitive Exams

Class 12

The following is the list of competitive exams you can take part in and test your skills:

Pre-engineering Exams

  1. JEE Main: This exam helps students secure admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs); as well as the dual degree programme of IIEST Shibpur. The exam is conducted mostly between the first and second weeks of April.
  2. JEE Advanced: This exam helps students secure admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Only those students who clear JEE Main are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. Over 200,000 students are selected each year. The exam is conducted during the last week of May.
  3. BITSAT: The BITS Admission Test or BITSAT is a computer-based online exam that helps students secure admission to the Integrated Degree programmes of Birla Institute of Technology and Science at its Pilani and Goa campuses. The online exam generally takes place between the second and third weeks of April.
  4. UPSEE: The U.P. State Entrance Examination is a state-level engineering examination in Uttar Pradesh. It is conducted during the third week of April.
  5. AP-EAMCET: The Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly called as AP-EAMCET, is an entrance examination that helps students secure admission to some engineering and medical colleges in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. Many other colleges offering graduation courses like B.D.S., B. Pharm., B.Sc., Pharm. D., B.E., B. Tech. etc. require qualification in this exam, which is conducted during the last week of May.
  6. MHT-CET: The Common Entrance Test is conducted by the Government of Maharashtra for admission to Full Time Degree Courses of Health Sciences (M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.A.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.U.M.S., B.P. Th., B.O. Th., B.A.S.L.P., B.P.&O. and B.Sc. Nursing, B.V. Sc. and A.H.) and Technical Education (Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Pharm. D.). It generally takes place during the first week of May.

Pre-medical Exams

  1. NEET: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD or MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. The exam is conducted in 2 phases: Phase 1 is held during the first week of May and Phase 2, during the last week of July.
  2. AIIMS: The All India institute of Medical Sciences is one India’s top ranked medical institutes with a limited number of seats and is hence very competitive. Separate exams are conducted for different courses during the month of May and June, after which counselling takes place.
  3. AFMC: The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a medical college in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra. This college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces. Admission to its MBBS course is on the basis of a student’s NEET score, followed by an interview and then the final selection.
  4. JIPMER: The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is a medical school, located in Pondicherry. It is a two and half hour online exam conducted during the 1st week of June.

Other Competitive Exams

  1. Olympiads: There are several Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and IEO. These Olympiads are held annually and are considered very tricky for students. To name a few – National Cyber Olympiad, National Science Olympiad, National Mathematical Olympiad, National Merit Scholarship Scheme.
  2. NEST: At least 20 scholarships worth 25,000 each are provided to 20 toppers in the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test. Certificates are provided to those who score more than 40%.
  3. SAT: SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions. This test is required for admission to undergraduate programs in most US universities. Many universities also require you to take the SAT II test.
  4. KVPY: The KVPY fellowship programme, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, is held to attract and motivate students across the country to pursue basic science education and a career in research.
  5. COMEDK: COMEDK stands for Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental colleges of Karnataka and is a state-level entrance test, floated by the Associations of Medical, Dental and Engineering private colleges for admissions to member institutions. Post results, the first round of the counselling process is held according to the COMEDK counselling schedule.
  6. VITEEE: VIT University conducts the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) for granting students admission to the various undergraduate engineering programmes. Admissions to its two campuses, in Chennai and Vellore, will be purely on the basis of the marks secured in the VITEEE exam.

Class 10

The following is the list of competitive exams you can take part in and test your skills:

  1. NTSE: The National Talent Search Examination is conducted in 2 stages. Students who qualify for the second stage are eligible for a scholarship. The scholarship amounts stand at Rs.1250 per month for students in Classes XI and XII and Rs.2000 per month for students pursuing undergraduate or higher courses.
  2. NLSTSE: The National Level Science Talent Search Examination is a diagnostic test that helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. Unlike other tests which may only find discover how much a student knows or has memorised, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him or her improve. NSTSE helps students know whether they’ve understood concepts at an early stage so that immediate action can be taken to correct aberrations and pave the path for improvement. Students often develop conceptual gaps which increase as they go to higher classes; giving rise to a ‘phobia’ for the subject.
  3. NEST: Scholarships worth Rs. 25,000 each are provided to the top 20 applicants in this test. Certificates are also given out to those who score more than 40%.
  4. NIMO: The EduHeal Foundation conducts the National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO) which promises to make Math more fun. It aims to do this by introducing interactive activities like interactive Olympiads, workshops and seminars.
  5. NBTO: The National Biotechnology Olympiad is creating awareness about Biotechnology and bringing in an element of challenge and competition in students. It is also inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge about Biotechnology issues and test their aptitude for future careers in Biotechnology.
  6. GeoGenius: Established by leading academicians, GeoGenius aims to popularize the understanding of Geography among school children and increase public awareness on the topic. It also endeavours to educate children about the earth and inculcate a deep love and respect for the environment, which plays a major role in their progress.
  7. ASSET: The Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing rote learning, through multiple-choice questioning, it focuses on measuring how well school students learn skills and concepts in their syllabus. The test also provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of both individual students and entire classes.
  8. Olympiads:
    1. IJSO: This is a competitive examination open to students primarily studying in secondary schools from all countries in the world. All basic subjects like Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) are given roughly equal representation in this exam.
    2. Silverzone Olympiads: It is a school level competitive exam conducted for Classes 1 to 9 in various subjects including Mathematics, English, French, General Knowledge, Informatics etc.
    3. Science Olympiad Foundation: There are several Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and IEO. These Olympiads are held annually and are considered very tricky for students.
    4. The Junior Science Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:
      1. Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)
      2. Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
      3. Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science
      4. Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO
      5. Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)

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