Mumbai: Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), the national leader in test preparation services for aspiring doctors and IITians with more than 200+ centres across the country, has announced revised dates for the Eleventh edition of its flagship Annual Scholarship Exam, named as Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE). The examination will now be held over a period of 9 days starting from December 12 -20, 2020 across 24 states & Union Territories in the country.
Online examinations will be conducted between December 12-20, 2020 (every day) from 12:00 PM – 08:30 PM. Students can take the exam anytime during this login window. The offline examinations will be held on December 20, 2020 in two shifts - 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (morning) and 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM (evening) following the government guidelines.
Post the announcement of the initial examination dates, Aakash Institute had received innumerable requests from students as well as parents from all over India to reschedule the dates for ANTHE 2020 amid the pandemic and festive season. Additionally, during this period several schools will be conducting their Pre-Board examinations which will make it difficult for students to prepare for ANTHE 2020. Standing true to its core value of student-first, Aakash Institute has decided to reschedule ANTHE 2020 in the interest of the students so that they can appear for the exam without any hindrances.
Being one of the largest private sector pan-India exams, ANTHE gives deserving students an opportunity to earn up to 100% scholarship and helps them take the first step in their endeavour to become doctors and IITians. In 2019 alone, the number of students who appeared for the exam was more than 3.4 lakhs. The last date for submitting enrolment form for ANTHE 2020 is 3 days before the date of the online exam and 7 Days before the date of the offline exam. The exam fee is a nominal Rs. 200 which can be paid through net banking channels, debit card, credit card or directly at Aakash Institute’s branch/centre.
As an additional benefit, students enrolling for ANTHE will also get the Meritnation school booster course free of cost. Meritnation is a subsidiary of AESL.
The results will be declared on 4th Jan 2021 for students studying in Class X, XI, XII and on 2nd Jan 2021 for students studying in Class VII, VIII & IX.
2000+ students across Classes VII to XII will be eligible for 100% scholarship on Tuition Fee, along with 700 students eligible for Cash Awards.
Beyond the top scoring students, there will also be attractive scholarships on Tuition Fee based on the marks scored by the student in ANTHE test.
The countrywide talent hunt will be conducted across the states & Union Territories of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. AESL has also announced that more ANTHE centres can be opened in any city on request from students, parents or school authorities, subject to minimum conditions.
Commenting on the rescheduling of dates of ANTHE 2020, Mr. Aakash Chaudhry, Director and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), said “We are overwhelmed by the response that ANTHE has received over the last decade. Today, it has emerged as one of the largest gateways in the country for school students aspiring to realise their Medical or IIT dreams. Keeping the current situation in mind, we have rescheduled the dates for the examination so that the students get time to prepare better. To encourage more participation, we have invited applications from students’ studying in Class VII-XII.”