The 10th board exams are considered to be the first stepping stone in terms of career building, especially when it comes to laying a strong foundation for a bright future.
Participating in a host of entrance exams, during and after your board exams will not only make you better prepared for your academic future but also might win you attractive scholarships and in some cases, a direct ticket to some wonderful institutes!
The thing about entrance exams in India is that only a few of them are household names with the rest of them still living in the shadows. However, very often these entrance exams could prove to be life changing for you. So, we bring to you a list of entrance exams you can appear for after 10th:
List Of Competitive Exams After 10th
1- KVPY or Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana
The KVPY is a National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, run by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It is meant to filter out the exceptionally talented and brilliant young minds of our nation and offer them a chance to pursue basic science courses and research career in science.
What’s interesting about this exam is that the information regarding the application date and process is usually released on the nationally proclaimed Technology Day – May 11th and also on the 2nd Sunday of July, every year.
The exam is open to students starting from the XIth to the undergraduates in the 1st year of a recognized college, with any of the Basic Sciences as their major subject. The qualifying students face an interview before the final list is declared. The shortlisted students receive generous fellowships.
2- NTSE or National Talent Search Examination
NTSE Exam conducted annually by the NCERT for students studying in 10th standard. This test aims at picking out students with an exceptional aptitude for science, mathematics, social science, and analytical reasoning. The students who clear both stages of this exam are rewarded with a munificent scholarship.
3- NSTSE or National Level Science Talent Search Examination
One of the most popular exams among school students in India, this one is unlike any other entrance exam in the country. Conducted by Unified Council every year for students from the 1st grade to the XIIth standard, this one focuses on helping students discover their strengths and weaknesses. The questions are mostly related to science and mathematics with just a dash of other subjects added for flavour.
NEET is one of the most competitive entrance exams conducted in India for admission in private and public medical and dental colleges. This entrance exam is organised by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions to MBBS or BDS Courses in India. Candidates start preparing for the exam after 10th to get admission in a college approved by the Medical Council of India or the Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Medical Council of India (MCI) prescribes the syllabus for NEET exam every year that contains questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. Students can opt for online NEET coaching to start preparation of the exam along with their regular school classes.
5- JEE Main & Advanced
JEE is an engineering entrance exam organized for the admission to various engineering colleges in India. The exam is conducted in two parts: JEE Main (2 Sessions in January and April) and JEE Advanced. The second phase of the exam, which is JEE Advanced is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging undergraduate admission tests. The first stage is JEE-Main and those who qualify can appear for the JEE-Advanced examination. Students who want to make their career as an engineer can start preparation of JEE after class 10th.
There are a host of other such exams that 10th pass out students and even the ones studying in 10th can appear for and win big! Both in terms of rewards and experiences. Thus, we encourage you to try your luck at as many tests as possible. As they say, knowledge is power!
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