C.V. Raman School for IIT-JEE is conducting the ‘Hunt for Junior C.V. Raman – 2013 – The Science Talent Test’.

A release from the organiser says that the test is an opportunity for students to discover the hidden talents in them. It will also serve as a platform for self assessment. The organiser will present study scholarships and cash awards to students who perform well in the examination.

The Hindu is the media partner for the event.

The examination will have a combination of objective questions, covering all topics in science and mathematics. It will also have questions to test students’ IQ (intelligence quotient) for overall assessment. The examination will have two rounds, the first of which – the preliminary – will be conducted at schools. The top 250 students from each standard from all schools will qualify for the finals. The finals will be at an examination venue, which the organiser will inform prior to January 31, 2013.

Students in classes V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X in all boards are eligible to take up the examination. But they ought to be bonafide students. The release also says that the preliminary round will be held between January 7 and 11 and has a duration of an hour and 30 minutes.

On January 25, the organiser will declare the results. On February 3, the final round for class X students will be held. On February 10, the final round will be held for students of classes V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. All the finals will be of two-hour duration. The organiser will declare the results on February 14 and give away the prizes on February 17.

The organisers will award the top 30 students in each class (across schools) based on their performance in finals. Students ranking from 31 to 100 will get certificate of merit and cash voucher. The title winners will get trophies.

The registration is open, the release says and adds that interested students/schools can dial P.V. Lakshmi on 95855-12447 or 95855-03447. For those desiring online registration, the same could be done at www.cvramanschool.in. The last date for registration is January 5.