National Talent Search Exam (NTSE)
National talent Search Examination (NTSE) is held both at State and National Levels at Class X. The examination is conducted in two parts, GMAT (General Mental Ability Tests) and SAT (Scholastic Ability Tests). Candidates who have qualified at the State level receive a scholarship for a period of two years from Karnataka State Students Welfare Fund. Students who qualify at the National Level receive a regular scholarship throughout their education and as a value addition; we provide them training taking the help of teachers and other professionals in the field. Each year we have good number of students qualifying at national level and receiving regular scholarships. Participation in this exam is not mandatory.
International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS)
International Assessments for Indian Schools, unlike other tests, do not emphasise on marks that lead to examination – oriented learning. IAIS provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their potential. The assessments cover a wide range of skills in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Computer skills. IAIS diagnostic reports help students to plan and modify their learning strategies.
Field trips and excursions
Field trips and excursions are conducted for classes I to XII. Primary school children are generally taken to nearby places. Students of the Middle school are taken to amusement parks or Nature trips .Students of class 7 are taken out on field trips that are enjoyable and informative as part of the club activity.
High school children are taken to Art museums as part of art appreciation. Class X students go out on excursions with teachers. Students of classes 11 and 12 visit nearby places like Belur, Halebid for collecting information relevant to the projects they undertake as part of the academic learning.
Science Olympiad Foundation
The Science Olympiad Foundation conducts examinations in various subjects. Performance analysis reports, certificates and scholarships are offered to students. The following examinations are conducted in the school for Classes IV to XII
- National Cyber Olympiad
- National Science Olympiad
- International Mathematics Olympiad
- International English Olympiad
More information is available at: www.sofworld.org
An International platform that is associated with over 3000 schools conduct Olympiads on a regular basis. In Kumarans, the following Olympiad examinations are conducted:
- French Language Olympiad
- Akhila Bhartiya Hindi Olympiad.
For more information, please see : http://silverzone.org/
Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing (ASSET) is conducted by Educational Initiatives across schools in the country.
ASSET is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their academic performance. Unlike regular tests which try only to find out how much a child knows (or has memorized), ASSET measures how well a student has understood concepts and gives detailed feedback on the same, to help them improve. Thus ASSET helps each student know whether he/she has actually understood a concept or not early on so that immediate action can be taken. Often students have conceptual gaps which increase as they progress and when they reach the higher classes, they develop a "phobia" for the subject.
Salient Features of ASSET
- Based on the Indian curriculum (CBSE, ICSE and state boards)
- Detailed Skill-wise feedback with customized letter for every student
- Conducted in the school during school hours
ASSET is unlike other tests in many different ways. It…
- has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply recall
- provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
- provides a benchmark of the student’s performance with peers all over the country
Further, ASSET does not have many of the disadvantages associated with other tests. It does not
- require preparation or create pressure on students before the test
- expect children to write long answers or essays
- leave students after the test without any guidelines on how to improve
Thus, ASSET focuses on IMPROVEMENT rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking UNDERSTANDING rather than FACTS.
The school offers it to its entire student population from Class IV to Class X. More information is also available at EI’s website - www.ei-india.com
CBSE Teri Green Olympiad
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) conducts 'GREEN Olympiad' project in India and abroad for students of classes VIII to X since 1999 which addresses the need for networking amongst the schools.
This exam is conducted by 'Educating Youth for Sustainable Development Division' of TERI. Participation in the ‘GREEN Olympiad’ is an excellent opportunity for students to put to test their Environmental Quotient. Questions in this Olympiad are woven around environment issues, with direct linkages to the school curriculum which assesses the environment related sensitivity of the students. This effort (of TERI) aligns well with the existing school curriculum on one side and the spirit of CCE initiated by the Board on the other.
Olympiads ( Classes XI and XII)
The school encourages children to take up various Olympiad exams when they are in Classes XI and XII. These Olympiads are generally in two levels and one needs to qualify at the lower level to take up the higher level.
- National Informatics Olympiad in collaboration with the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS), Mumbai.
- CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad.
- Karnataka Region Mathematics Olympiad( KRMO) conducted by Karnataka Region
- Indian Association of Physics Teachers( IAPT) conducts Olympiads in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Astronomy