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Resonance announces Scholarship & Talent Reward Test: STaRT- 2013

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 25, 2012 10:04 IST

Stage-2 of the test will be conducted in offline mode only at 65 Resonance test centres for the shortlisted students from Stage-1.

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)
(Each Class)
(Each Class)
SpecificationEach Worth (INR)Total No of PrizesTotal Worth of Prize (INR)
AIR 1NASA-USA Tour11-Day Tour20000091800000
Gold Medal5g Gold + 45g Silver200009180000
AIR 2CERN-ESA-Europe Tour9-Day Tour15000091350000
Silver Medal2g Gold + 48g Silver10000990000
AIR 3Science Centre, Singapore Tour6-Day Tour1000009900000
Bronze Medal1g Gold+ 49g Silver7000963000
AIR 4-5LaptopBranded4000018720000
AIR 6-10Tablet PCBranded2000045900000
AIR 11-25Digital CameraBranded5000135675000
AIR 26-200Sports WatchBranded5001575787500

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 champions camp.

Champions 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)
(each class)
No of Scholarships
(each class)
STaRT-2013 Scholarship % on Total Course Fee (2013-14)
1 to 101090%90%90%90%90%
11 to 504075%75%75%75%75%
51 to 1005050%50%75%75%75%
101 to 20010025%25%50%50%50%
201 to 50030010%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

Time slots
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-ISaturday, 29th December 2012 at 11:00 AM (On STaRT website & on mobile via SMS)
Stage-II TestSunday, 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-IISaturday, 02nd February 2013 at 11:00 AM (On STaRT website & on mobile via SMS)
Champions' Camp & Felicitation Function15th, 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.


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