STaRT ( Scholarship and Talent Reward Test) is India’s Biggest Benchmarking Platform for students of Class V1 to XI of all streams. Initiated in 2011, STaRT is an aptitude cum bench-marking test to be conducted by Resonance – one of the premier coaching institutes of the country located at Kota, Rajasthan. STaRT aims to reach out, spot, reward and nurture talented students across the country and support them in fulfilling their career aspirations. For a sincere and aspiring student, STaRT would provide a platform to showcase his/her talent to the nation which will boost his/her confidence to perform well in competitive examinations ahead and make a bright career.
Scholarship and Talent Reward Test
- All streams
- Class V1 to XI
- Students of Class V1 to XI of all board
The STaRT would be conducted for the students of Class-V1 to Class-XI of Private, Government and Government aided schools (All Boards) of any medium in Indian Territory and Schools outside India affiliated to CBSE Board Only. The aim of this scholarship exam is to help students to gain proficiency in main stream subjects but also to have wider & in-depth knowledge in terms of self-assessment for the subjects.
STaRT Awards will be given for total 8 Categories (Class 6th to 10th, 11th Mathematics, 11th Biology and 11th Commerce).
Scholarship and Talent Reward Test Eligibility Criteria
- Students of class 6-11 (both gender) of private, Government and Government aided schools of any medium or boards in Indian Territory can participate in STaRT
- Schools located outside India and affiliated to CBSE board can also participate in the scholarship test
STaRT has been segregated into 8 categories based on class and stream of students as :
- Class VI
- Class VII
- Class VIII
- Class IX
- Class X
- Class XI ( Science Stream i.e. Biology and Mathematics and commerce stream)
A total of 5000 prizes, worth Rs. 1.40 crore will be distributed among the short listed candidates who had participated in STaRT. In each prize Category, there will be 7 prizes, one each from Class 6 to 10 & 11 (Maths, Bio, Com),
|All India Rank||Number of Awards||Prize Details|
|Rank 1||9||Gold Medal + Trophy + Cash Prize Rs. 1,25,000|
|Rank 2||9||Silver Medal + Trophy + Cash Prize Rs. 86,000|
|Rank 3||9||Bronze Medal + Trophy + Cash Prize Rs. 56,000|
|Rank 4 – 10||63||Cash Prize Rs. 36,000|
|Rank 11-20||90||Cash Prize Rs. 21,000|
|Rank 21-50||270||Cash Prize Rs.17,200|
|Rank 51-100||450||Cash Prize Rs. 12,200|
|Rank 101-150||450||Cash Prize Rs. 6200|
Scholarship and Talent Reward Test Selection Process
Based on the performance in START
STaRT Examination Pattern
The Scholarship Exam would be conducted in English & Hindi. 80 questions have to be answered in 120 minutes. 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark would be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Question Paper Pattern – STaRT
- Maths: 20 questions
- Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) : 60 questions
Class 11 and 12 (Mathematics)
- Physics- 25 questions
- Chemistry- 25 questions
Class 11 and 12 (Biology)
- Physics:25 questions
- Chemistry- 25 questions
- Biology-30 questions
Class 11 and 12 (Commerce)
- Buisness Studies including law- 30 questions
For the Syllabus of Resonance STaRT , refer website.
Scholarship and Talent Reward Test Application and Selection Procedure
STaRT Application and Selection Process
Candidates can register themselves for STaRT through the online/offline method.
Students applying online have to fill up the application in online mode only but the student registering at the school or resonance study center can fill up the application form online or offline. They should take a DD for a requisite amount in favor of “Resonance Edventures Pvt. Ltd.” and payable at Kota. Please be alert with the fake scholarship providers and please read this Medium article to get aware of fake scholarship providers.
Scholarship and Talent Reward Test Contact
Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.,
CG Tower, A-46 & 52, IPIA, Near City Mall, Jhalawar Road, Kota(Raj.) – 324005
Phone: 91-744- 3012222, 3012222, 6635555
Toll Free: 1800 258 5555