Public school students in Jharkhand will soon be provided with special residential tutoring for the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Olympiads and Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) under a curriculum.
Free National Defense Academy (NDA) test preparation coaching will also be added to the Aakanksha program soon, an official statement said on Sunday.
“Chief Minister Hemant Soren endorsed this proposal from the Department of School Education and Literacy. Now it will be subject to the approval of the state cabinet,” he said.
A total of 100 students will be selected for special NTSE and Olympiad residential coaching. Twenty-five students each from classes 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be selected for the two tests. The NTSE is a national level scholarship exam, while the Olympiads are competitions run by private organizations that test one’s knowledge in subjects such as math, science, English and computer science.
For CLAT, the entrance test for admission to law universities, 100 students – 50 each from classes 11 and 12 – will be selected, according to the statement.
Students will be selected for coaching based on entrance exams.
The Department of Education had launched the Aakanksha program in 2016-2017 to provide free tutoring for medical and engineering entrance exams to public school students who do not receive proper counseling for testing due to constraints. financial resources and the unavailability of appropriate learning materials.
So far, 92 students have passed the main Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), 11 have passed the JEE Advanced and 64 have passed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) under the Aakanksha program , according to the press release.
JEE Main is a pan-Indian examination for admission to various engineering undergraduate technical programs while JMM Advanced is required to admit students into IITs only. Students who wish to enter medical schools must qualify for the NEET exam.