Shell India has opened registration for its second Shell Junior National Science Scholars programme. Implemented by the British Council in India, the programme comprises a one-and-a-half hour exam-based scholarship for Class nine and 10 students in the field of physics, chemistry and mathematics. The test aims at encouraging high-school students to look at a career in engineering. The National Council of Science Museums is the knowledge partner for the programme.
The examination will be held on December 8, 2013, simultaneously in seven cities across India—New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.
The examination will comprise mainly objective-type questions on science topics (physics, chemistry, and mathematics) and energy-related issues. There will be one subjective type question. The answer to this question will serve as a tie-breaker and only be assessed if scores of the winning students stand equal.
The registration process will be online. Registration can be done only by schools. Students are not allowed to register individually. A school can register only once and a maximum of 20 students can be nominated from one school. Last date for registration is October 30, 2013.