CHENNAI: This year’s The Hindu-Education Plus FIITJEE Talent Support examination will be held on October 19 in 36 centres across the country.
In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it will be held in Chennai, Neyveli, Tiruchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
Launched in 2006, the examination attracts 15,000 serious aspirants for an all-India assessment to help them get an idea of where they will stand in the IIT-JEE rankings for the coming academic year.
It will also help them understand their weaknesses and build on their strengths to consolidate their preparations.
The examination will have three papers (on the entire JEE syllabi): one subjective- and two objective-type papers. The last date for registration will be October 16. The registration fee is Rs. 200, but there will be no fee for students already enrolled with any FIITJEE programme for IIT-JEE 2009. Promoting such talent search activities comes under The Hindu’s overall NIE initiative.
Students securing a rank in the top 300 in this examination will get a certificate of achievement and win an online doubt removal support programme to help them prepare for the IIT-JEE. Cash scholarships and fee waivers are also on offer, according to an FIITJEE release. For more information, students can log on to www.fiitjee.com/ftse.htm, or for online registration, visit www.fiitjeeonline.in