IIT, IIM alumni to hold exam to offer scholarship worth Rs 5 crore, check details
A lot of students in the country wish to get access to proper education, but are unable to do so due to lack of financial resources, guidance or information, causing many bright students to give up on their dreams of further studies. However, for a better chance at improving the quality of life, education is important.
The alumni of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology (NIT) are set to conduct the National Level Common Entrance Examination (NLCEE) 2021 to offer scholarships worth Rs 5 crore.
The test is ideal for those wishing to appear for competitive exams, including NEET, JEE, Banking, UPSC, Railways, State Engineering or Defence among others, so that they can get proper coaching for these exams.
The online-based exam, which is owned and administered by Edvizo, would be conducted from January 21 to January 25, 2021, for students studying in classes 9th to 12th, as well as those who have cleared Class 12th, and those who are graduates.
The aim of the test is to find talented candidates who want to pursue further education with the help of a common test accepted by several coaching institutes, which also offer scholarships to the toppers of the test.
The exam would not test the candidates based on their knowledge of subjects, but rather on their aptitude, creativity to solve problems as well as logical reasoning, NLCEE convener Anand M Misra said.
At least 2,700 online and offline coaching establishments participating in the exam will take admissions based on the NLCEE ranking, and also provide scholarships of up to 100% to the top rankers.
There will be more than 1,000 prizes, including laptops, tablets and smartphones for the top 10 rank holders. Moreover, top 5,000 students appearing for the test would be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.
The exam mainly looks for candidates who are talented, with the aim to provide support and scholarships to the deserving candidates.
Interested students can apply through the website of the NLCEE or contact their schools or colleges for registration. While girls would have to pay Rs 50 to appear for the exam, this fee for boys is Rs 100. Moreover, schools or colleges wanting their students to appear for this test would have to pay a fee of Rs 500, after which their students would be able to appear free of cost.