Resonance, a premier Educational institute of the country, has announced a nation-wide Academic Talent Search Test called Scholarship & Talent Reward Test (STaRT-2013). The inaugural edition of this event was conducted in September 2011 to March 2012. Students of class V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII (All streams in Class XI & XII) can participate in this National Talent-O-Meter.
STaRT-2013 is a two-stage test. Stage-1 will be conducted in both offline & online mode. The offline test will be conducted in schools & at 65 Resonance test centres spread across the country while the online test will be conducted on www.resostart.in, the official website of STaRT-2013. Stage-2 of the test will be conducted in offline mode only at 65 Resonance test centres for the shortlisted students from Stage-1.
Along with the academic & self-development benefits for students viz National Benchmarking, exposure to real life academic competition etc., STaRT-2013 is also rewarding the winning students. The details are as follows:
|All India Rank (AIR)
|Specification||Each Worth (INR)||Total No of Prizes||Total Worth of Prize (INR)|
|AIR 1||NASA-USA Tour||11-Day Tour||200000||9||1800000|
|Gold Medal||5g Gold + 45g Silver||20000||9||180000|
|AIR 2||CERN-ESA-Europe Tour||9-Day Tour||150000||9||1350000|
|Silver Medal||2g Gold + 48g Silver||10000||9||90000|
|AIR 3||Science Centre, Singapore Tour||6-Day Tour||100000||9||900000|
|Bronze Medal||1g Gold+ 49g Silver||7000||9||63000|
|AIR 6-10||Tablet PC||Branded||20000||45||900000|
|AIR 11-25||Digital Camera||Branded||5000||135||675000|
|AIR 26-200||Sports Watch||Branded||500||1575||787500|
Stage-II will be followed by Champions’ Camp & Felicitation Function at Kota, Rajasthan. Champions’ Camp will be conducted for the Top 100 students of all classes except Class XII. Total 800 students will be invited for the champion’s camp.
Champion’s camp will be a 3 day event in which expert mentors of Resonance will educate & guide these students with a focus on establishing foundation for future competitive exams like NTSE, IJSO, KVPY, Olympiads, IIT-JEE & other Engineering & Medical entrances.
Resonance has also allocated scholarships of maximum worth of Rs. 4 Crores for the final top 500 students, from each class, if they enroll into Yearlong Classroom Contact Program (YCCP) of Resonance targeting JEE (Main/Advance), NEET (AIPMT), CBSE, NTSE, KVPY Olympiads, CA, CS, CWA/CMA etc. as relevant to their class & aspirations. The scholarship awarded shall be as follows:
|All India Rank (AIR)
|No of Scholarships
|STaRT-2013 Scholarship % on Total Course Fee (2013-14)|
|1 to 10||10||90%||90%||90%||90%||90%|
|11 to 50||40||75%||75%||75%||75%||75%|
|51 to 100||50||50%||50%||75%||75%||75%|
|101 to 200||100||25%||25%||50%||50%||50%|
|201 to 500||300||10%||10%||25%||25%||25%|
According to the format of STaRT-2013, the schools can conduct first stage test of STaRT-2013 at their own premises & also become entitled for awards of around Rs. 15 Lakhs in various reward categories for Schools, their Principals & Coordinators based on performance & participation of their students.
STaRT-2013 Final Schedule of Test & Important Dates (Stage-I & II)
|At School (Stage-I)
(If School has provided consent for the Test)
|At Resonance Test Centre
|Online at www.resostart.in|
|Saturday, 03rd Nov. 2012 (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
Friday, 23rd Nov. 2012 (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
Saturday, 01st Dec. 2012 (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
(any one date from the above)
|Sunday, 25th November 2012
(09:30 AM to 11:00 AM)
|Saturday, 03rd Nov. & Sunday, 04th Nov. 2012|
Saturday, 17th Nov. & Sunday, 18th Nov. 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM I 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM I 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
|Result of Stage-I||Saturday, 29th December 2012 at 11:00 AM (On STaRT website & on mobile via SMS)|
|Stage-II Test||Sunday, 13th January 2013 (Offline mode only) I Time 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon|
To be held only at Resonance Test Centres at selected cities
|Result of Stage-II||Saturday, 02nd February 2013 at 11:00 AM (On STaRT website & on mobile via SMS)|
|Champions' Camp & Felicitation Function||15th, 16th & 17th February 2013 (Tentatively planned at Kota)|
Registration for STaRT-2013 opened on September 19, 2012 & closes on November 18, 2012. Registration Fee for STaRT-2013 is Rs. 250/-. However, if a Government School Conducts the test in its own premises, it will be free. The complete information & guidance for STaRT-2013 has been made available on the official website of STaRT 2013 – www.resostart.in.
Apart from all the schools, the 65 test centres for Stage – II are in these cities - Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur, Sikar, Aurangabad, Surat, Bikaner, Panaji, Vadodra, Raipur, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bilaspur, Jhansi, Meerut, Saharanpur, Dehradun, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Hisar, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, Patna, Mujjafarpur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Kolkata, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Hyderabad, Vishakhapattanam, Chennai, Madurai, Cochin, Bangaluru, Trivendrum.