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Foundation classes

What is a Foundation Course ?

In this high competitive era, whether a child is aiming to build up a career in engineering or medical or commerce or banking or aviation or any other professional field he/she must be fundamentally strong to make the journey smooth and productive.

The pre-foundation course addresses the school exams as well as the competitive exams like Olympiads, NTSE and several others. As a matter of practice the teaching methodology of IITian's Academy lays emphasis on the basic concepts, which is still given more stress in foundation course to bridge the jumping curriculum difference between the 10th and 11th level.

There some important exams in India which need serious preparation from VIth standard-​

1. OLYMPIAD

2. KVPY

3. NTSE

4. BITSAT

1. OLYMPIAD

What is Olympiad Examination?

Olympiad examinations at school level are competitive examination, based on the school syllabus, which are conducted through various independent organizations. These exams give exposure to students about completions and make them ready to face any challenge that would be thrown open to them in the future.

Who conduct these exams?

There are many Olympiad Examinations are happening all across the year. These exams are conducted through various organizations and most of these exams are conducted through schools only. In other words, if your school in not participating, you will not be able to take part in these exams.

How can I participate in Olympiad Examination?

To participate in these exams, you need to talk to your school. Most of these exams are conducted through schools only.

Can I participate in Olympiad examination, if my school is not participating?

As we mentioned earlier, most of these exams are conducted through schools only and if your school is not participating, you will not be able to participate in most of these exams.

In which subject/topic these exams are conducted?

These are various exams and they are conducted on various subjects. At OlympiadHelper.com, we provide practice papers for following subjects:-
i. Computer / Cyber / Informatics / Digital Technologies
ii. Science
iii. Mathematics
iv. English
v. General Knowledge

Examination Dates for Various Olympiad Exams - Year 2016-17

Educational Initiatives

ASSET - Summer Round - August

ASSET - Winter Round - December

IAIS Macmillan - International Assessments for Indian Schools

IAIS - Science and Math - 26 August 2016

IAIS - English and Digital Technology - 27 August 2016

Unified Council

Unified Cyber Olympiad (UCO) - 21st October 2016

Unified International English Olympiad (UIEO) - 17th November 2016

National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) - 24th January 2017 and 5th February 2017

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)

National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) - 13th & 20th October 2016

National Science Olympiad (NSO) - 15th & 24th November 2016

International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) - 1st & 12th December 2016

International English Olympiad (IEO) - 19th January & 31st January 2017

International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO) - 15th September & 4th October 2016

Silver Zone

International Informatics Olympiad (iIO) - 3rd November & 2nd December 2016

International Olympiad of Mathematics (iOM) - 16th November & 6th December 2016

International Olympiad of Science (iOS) - 18th November & 8th December 2016

International Olympiad of English Language (iOEL) - 22nd November & 12th December 2016

Smart Kid General Knowledge Olympiad (SKGKO) - 14th December 2016 & 27th January 2017

International Talent Hunt Olympiad (iTHO) - 16th December 2016 & 12th January 2017

Brilliant Zone

Brilliant International Informatics Olympiad - BIIO - November 2016 & January 2017

Brilliant International Olympiad of Mathematics - BIOM - October & December 2016

Brilliant International Olympiad of Science - BIOS - November & December 2016

Brilliant International Olympiad English Language - BIOEL - November 2016 & January 2017

Eduheal Foundation

National Cyber Olympiad (NCO-Eduheal) - 2nd November 2016

National Interactive Math Olympiad (NIMO) - 24th August & 14th December 2016

National Interactive Science Olympiad (NISO) - 7th September & 30th November 2016

International English Olympiad (IEO - Eduheal) - 31st August & 16th November 2016

International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGO) - 23rd November 2016

Note: Dates mentioned above are taken from website of respective exam organizer on 15th April 2016. Actual date may differ from the one mentioned above. Readers are advised to check with organizer and/or school for final dates.

2. KVPY

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program for identifying and encouraging the scientific aptitude in students. Students studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in basic sciences are selected based on performance in Aptitude test and interview. Fellowship and contingency grant are offered from 1st year of graduation up to pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years (whichever is earlier). Monthly Stipend of Rs. 5,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000/- are granted during 1st to 3rd year after which it increases to Monthly Stipend of Rs. 7,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28,000/- for next 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship of the students appearing for KVPY will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science

Based on the performance in Aptitude Test, short-listed students are called for interview. Further, the merit list is prepared on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview. Aptitude exam can be given at three levels:

Stream SA: Students studying in Standard XI can appear for SA provided they must score a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X.

Stream SX: Students studying in Standard XII can appear for SX provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X and must score a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII.

Stream SB: Students studying in 1st year of undergraduate programme can appear for SB provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII and must score a minimum of 60% marks in 1st year final examination.

Exam Pattern

KVPY is a multiple choice questions based exam of total 100 marks. It constitutes of 2 parts – I & II, each containing 4 sections – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Paper I contains 20 questions whereas Paper II contains 10 questions in each section. In the Stream-SA, all questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics). In respect of the streams SB and SX, there will be four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). Candidates are allowed to answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II.

Application Procedure

1. Apply online for KVPY examination by registering online on its website www.kvpy.org.in

2. Fill up the personal and academic details and choose test center.

3. Upload photo, signature and other certificates.

4. Pay the application fees either by credit card, ATM Debit card, Net Banking or e-challan.

5. Download the admit card from the website

Important Dates ( KVPY 2017 )

Events Dates:

Opening of online application portal - Second week of July 2017

Last date for closing of online application - Second week of August 2017

Admit Card - Second week of October 2017

Exam Date - First week of November 2017

Result - First week of December 2017

2. NTSE

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an exam under NTS scheme to award scholarship to students studying at the Class X level. Scholarships are awarded up to Ph.D. in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Commerce, Vocational Studies and Fine arts. And up to second degree level for professional courses in medicines, engineering, technology, management and law. NTSE is a two-tier examination conducted in two stages. NTS stage-I is conducted by States and Union Territories whereas NCERT conducts stage-II examination.

NTSE consists of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) having multiple choice questions. Every year about 1000 scholarships are awarded.

Eligibility Criteria

All students studying in Class X in any recognized school is eligible to appear in Stage-I NTS exam. Additionally, State/UT can impose any eligibility criteria to appear in Stage-I. For stage-II, there is a quota for each State and Union Territory computed based on Student enrollment at secondary level. Students with Indian Nationality studying abroad need to secure 60% marks in previous examination to apply for NTS exam. Such students, if selected, need to appear for Stage-II NTSE directly.

Exam Pattern

There are 3 papers in both stages –

1. Mental Ability Test (MAT),

2. Language Test and

3. Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).

Questions are in the form of multiple choices with negative marking deducting 1/3 marks. The tests are available in Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malyalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. However, language test is available in two languages – English & Hindi.

Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50 45 minutes
Language Test 50 50 45 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) 100 100 90 minutes

Application Procedure

1. Candidates need to apply for NTSE Stage-I as per the advertisement or circular issued by the respective State/UT Government.

2. Applications and form fees need to be submitted to Liaison officer of State/UT as and when mentioned in the advertisement.

3. NCERT will send the examination details and roll numbers directly to the selected candidates through speed post. No separate application or fee is required NTSE Stage-II.

4. Students with Indian Nationality studying abroad need to apply through the Head of the Institution where they are presently studying. These applications need to be sent to Head Educational Survey Division, NCERT, Delhi – 16 with the attested copy of Class IX.

Important Dates

Events Estimated Dates
Availability of Application To be updated
Last submission date of NTSE 2018 Application Form To be notified by the respective State/UT
NTSE Stage 1 2018 admit card October, 2017
NTSE Stage 1 2018 exam date November, 2017
NTSE Stage 2 2018 exam May. 2018

4. BITSAT

BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) is a Computer based online test conducted by BITS Pilani for admission to Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have passed or who are appearing for the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent qualifying examination. The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.

Exam Pattern

BITSAT is total of 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:

Part I: Physics

Part II: Chemistry

Part III: (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning

Part IV: Mathematics or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates)

Application Procedure

Candidates need to register online for BITSAT-2017 at http://www.bitsadmission.com Pay the application form fees and take the print out for future reference. Registered candidates can download the “Hall Ticket” from the BITS website. Besides filling the application for BITSAT, candidates need to apply for admission to BITS based on their 12th marks and preferences for programmes offered.