Systematic preparation, key to success

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BRIGHT CAREER: A section of participants at the workshop in Tiruchi.
BRIGHT CAREER: A section of participants at the workshop in Tiruchi.

Staff Reporter

School students advised at a seminar-cum-workshop

TIRUCHI: Define your goals and get ready with a road map early on, school students were advised at a seminar-cum-workshop on ‘Science of Success’ conducted by FIITJEE (Forum for IIT-JEE), with The Hindu Education Plus as the media partner, here on Sunday.

An impressive performance in National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) in Std VIII and Junior Olympiads in Std. IX will serve as a strong foundation for excelling in IIT-JEE (Indian Institutes of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination), N. Thiyagarajan, Mathematics faculty at FIITJEE, Chennai, said, making a presentation on the approach to prepare for competitive examinations.

The interactive workshop, a three-hour session, was a run up to the FIITJEE Talent Reward Exam (FTRE) slated for December 27, 2009, at various centres, including Tiruchi, in the country. The FTRE meant for students presently in standards V to XI enables them to find out their rank potential index. The exam tests the students’ current ability and the training they require to appear for the NTSE, Olympiads, SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) – 1, SAT-II and KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) administered by the Indian Institute of Science.

Students of Matriculation and State boards have as much possibility as their CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) counterparts to perform well in these examinations provided they sharpen their application skills and lateral thinking, said Mr. Thiagarajan, a product of IIT-Madras. Listing the various programmes of FIITJEE for students from standard V onwards, he explained how systematic preparation right from standard VI will help students to excel in the competitive examinations since the curricular workload gets heavy when they move to higher classes.

The IIT-JEE 2009 topper Nitin Jain was a student of FIITJEE, he said.

Students can register for the FTRE online at by December 13. For more details, contact FIITJEE office in Chennai on telephone number 044 – 42859701/ 64609556.




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