Completion of class 10th is a new beginning as its now when students choose what they want to do in their life or careers. In India its common to choose between medical and engineering courses. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) and JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) are the entrance exams millions of students prepare for to get into leading undergraduate medical and engineering college/institutions across India. Each year about 13 lakhs student appear for the medical exam and approximately 15 lakhs for engineering exam.
There was a time (race against time phrase meaning) when students used to focus only on one or two entrance exams to get admission to the college of their choice due to difficulty in managing regular classes and coaching. There are several competitive exams students aim for, after class 10th, few of them include:
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET):
NEET exam is organized by CBSE for admissions to MBBS or BDS Courses in India. Candidates start preparing for the exam after 10th to get admission in medical or the dental colleges approved by the Medical Council of India or the Dental Council of India. For NEET exam every year Medical Council of India (MCI) prescribes the syllabus that contains questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE):
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 and JEE Advanced. The second phase of the exam, which is JEE Advanced is regarded 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.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT):
CLAT is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on a rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programs. Though students can appear for the exam only after taking class XII results, they can start preparation of the exam immediately after class 10th.
National Talent Search Examination or NTSE:
National Talent Search Scheme is the main exam of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The purpose of this was to identify talented students and nurture their talent. It’s a national-level scholarship program that requires students to go beyond books to prepare thoroughly to score high in the exam. Lakhs of students apply for it but only 4500 candidates are selected in the NTSE stage 1 of the exam for the NTSE Stage 2 examination.
Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO):
The INMO is conducted by the Mathematical Olympiad Cell which is held on the third Sunday of January at 30 centers across the country. It is a High School Mathematics Competition held annually in India, since 1989. This program aims at finding scholars in science and mathematics among students at school level. Olympiads involve a five-stage procedure. First stage for every subject is conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) in collaboration with teacher associations of the other subjects.
Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF):
SOF was set up by a non profit organization that was established to promote science, mathematics, introductory computer education and English language skills among the school going children of India. Class I to XII children can participate in this Olympiad, having different exam paper for each class. Students who are interested in Science and want financial aid to achieve their goals can prepare for this competitive exam.
These are some of the exams which 10th class students can look forward to attempting after their board examinations. Happy Studying