Resonance announces Scholarship & Talent Reward Test: STaRT- 2013

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

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, 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)
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 4-5 Laptop Branded 40000 18 720000
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
Total 1800 74,65,500

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)
(each class)
No of Scholarships
(each class)
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%
Total 500

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
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-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 –

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.