We live in a country where competition plays a huge role in the education sector. When it comes to competitive examinations in India, numbers often project unbelievable stats. For most of the students who finish their 12th or PU2, the next step is an engineering or a medical college. The competition to get into a professional degree college is astonishing. Be it JEE Main/ Advanced or NEET, years of preparation is needed to crack a highly regarded competitive exam. It is probably because of this trend, there is a huge competition even for scholarship exams. However, with proper training and guidance, it is possible to succeed in any test. If your child is aiming to write a competitive exam in the future, a scholarship exam is the right first step. It lays the foundation since the pattern and style of these exams share a similarity.

On varying subjects and criteria, a number of academic scholarships are available for students in India. Here, let us take a look at the most prestigious scholarships a class X student receive.

S.No Exam Subjects Conducted By Medium Of Examination Month Of Examination Rewards Website
1
National Talent Search Examination or NTSE Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Mental Ability and General Awareness National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Hindi and English
1st level – November, 2nd level – May Rs.1250/month for class XI & XII,
Rs. 2000 for under graduates & above
http://www.ncert.nic.in
2
Indian National Olympiad (INO) Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) & Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)
English
April – June National level winners are invited to participate in the International Olympiads http://olympiads.hbcse.
tifr.res.in/indian-national-olympiad
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3
National Science Olympiad Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, English and Sports Science Olympiad Foundation
English
November International level toppers receive
Rs. 50,000 each + gold medal
http://www.sofworld.org
4
Indian National Earth Science Olympiad Geology Geological Society of India
English
January National level winners are invited to participate in the International Earth Science Olympiad http://www.geosocindia.org/
index.php/ieso
5
National Standard Examination in Astronomy Physics, Mathematics and Elementary Astronomy Indian Association of Physics Teachers
English
November National level winners are invited to participate in the International Olympiad http://www.iapt.org.in
6
International Olympiad of English Language (IOEL) English Silver Zone Foundation
English
November-December Cash prize worth
Rs. 1,00,000
http://silverzone.org/newweb/
ioel_informatics_olympiad.html
.org.in
7
International Informatics Olympiad (IIO) Computer Science Silver Zone Foundation
English
August Cash prize worth
Rs. 1,00,000
http://silverzone.org
8
Zonal Informatics Olympiad Computer Science Indian Association for Research in Computing Science
English
November National level winners are invited to participate in the International Olympiad in Informatics http://www.iarcs.org.in
9
National Science Talent Search Exam or NSTSE Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Questions Unified Council
English
January Topper gets
Rs. 2,00,000
http://www.unifiedcouncil.com
10
National Biotechnology Olympiad or NBO Biology Eduheal Foundation
English
August Toppers get
Rs. 51,000 + gold medal
https://www.ei-india.com/
introduction
11
International English Olympiad English Science Olympiad Foundation
English
October International level toppers receive
Rs. 50,000 each + gold medal
https://www.ei-india.com/
introduction
12
Technothlon Logical Reasoning IIT Guwahati
English
July Gold certificates for all Mains participants http://www.technothlon.
techniche.org
13
National Interactive Maths Olympiad or NIMO Mathematics Eduheal Foundation
English
August and December Toppers get
Rs. 51,000 + gold medal
http://www.eduhealfoundation
.org/Maths_Teacher.aspx
14
GeoGenius Geography GeoGenius
English
Phase 1 – December, Phase 2 – April National toppers receive a laptop from the foundation http://www.geogeniusindia.com
15
Smart Kid General Knowledge Olympiad History, Geography, General Science, Current affairs and Sports SilverZone Foundation
English
December Cash prize worth
Rs.10,000
http://www.silverzone.org

Aim for one scholarship at a time rather than going after everything all at once. Thus, the chances of securing a scholarship increase manifold. Apart from scholarships, there are other exams a class X student could write to make their future a bright one. Assessment test like dSAT conducted by Deeksha will help students a great deal in choosing the right path after class X. Check it out too.

If you are aware of any other awesome scholarships or tests, drop a comment below.