SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION (SOF)A non-profit organization established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities with the aim of promoting science, mathematics, computer education, English, sports and professional courses, the Science Olympiad Foundation has been striving for over two decades to promote scientific attitude and temperament through innovative activities and use of IT in learning process that involve school students across the country.
All activities of the Foundation invariably aim at making learning an interesting and interactive process in which the learner is actually able to put his / her skills, memory, talent and knowledge to test.
For this the Foundation conducts workshops, seminars and science/IT competitions for students of different classes and age groups.
The foundation conducts the following Olympiads:
- National Cyber Olympiad
- National Science Olympiad
- International Mathematics Olympiad
- International English Olympiad
- International Company Secretaries Olympiad
- International Sports Knowledge Olympiad
ASSET EXAMFounded by a group of IIMA alumni, with ample personal experience of educational institutions, Educational Initiatives (EI) is an effort to ensure every child learns with understanding.
Established in 2001, Educational Initiatives believes in making a difference in education through personalized learning and ensuring that students learn with understanding.
EI has over 15 years of expertise in education, with a deep understanding of child psychology and efficient methods of teaching, based on detailed research and a formidable database of student learning through ASSET.
ASSET Stands for Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing. It is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing rote learning, it uses multiple-choice questions to focus on measuring how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been understood by the student. The test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also entire classes.
Salient Features of ASSET
- For students of classes 3-10
- Core Subjects: English, Maths and Science
- Optional Subjects: Social Studies and Hindi
- Based on the CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, and major state boards’curriculum
- Skill-based test
- Provides detailed customised skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
- Benchmarks the student’s performance against peers all over the country
- Conducted in the school during school hours
- Schools choose to take the test in summer (July-August) or winter (December)
ASSET TALENT SEARCH EXAMASSET Talent Search is an invite only talent identification programme created specifically for students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance. To be eligible to participate, students must be top performers in grade-level tests.
For more information please visit www.ei-india.com , www.assettalentsearch.com
NATIONAL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH EXAM (NSTSE)Unified Council is a professionally managed progressive organisation in the field of education, established in the year 1998 by eminent personalities from various fields, including some academicians of international repute. Since its inception, Unified Council has brought together, the best brains in the field of education, in an endeavour to make the younger generation fundamentally stronger and to nourish their brains for a bright and enterprising future.
NSTSE is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance.
Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorised, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve.
Thus NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he/she has properly understood a concept, so that immediate action can be taken to correct the aberration and pave a path for improvement. Often, students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and turn those into a ‘phobia’ for the subject. NSTSE is unlike other tests in many different ways. It • has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply a recall • provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses • provides a benchmark of the student’s performance and his/her peers. Thus, NSTSE aims at improvement rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking ‘understanding and reasoning’ rather than just ‘knowing’.
For more information please visit www.unifiedcouncil.com
NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMNational Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program in India to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent. It is one of the most prestigious exams in India. Close to 500,000 students (a largely self selective group of students) appear in this scholarship exam every year, and 1000 scholarships are awarded, of which 775 are not reserved .The former Union Minister of Human Resource Development. Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded by the Government of India as the most prestigious and the most difficult examination at secondary level in the country.
For more information please visit www.ncert.nic.in , www.sebexam.org
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