For school level there are following exams :-
1. Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana or KVPY
It is a national level competitive exam in Basic Sciences and conducted by the Department of Science and Technology for students of classes XI and XII. The selected students become eligible for admission to the five-year integrated MS program at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research. The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research.
2. National Level Science Talent Search Exam or NLSTSE
This diagnostic test identifies talented students from classes II to XII. What’s unique about these exams? They include interesting questions that require thinking, not simply recalling as per the traditional techniques. NSTSE provides a detailed skill-wise feedback, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of students.
3. Science Olympiad Foundation
This non-profit organization established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities conducts competitive exam for students of classes I to XII. The foundation conducts separate exams for subjects like Computer (National Cyber Olympiad), Maths (International Maths Olympiad), Science (National Science Olympiad) and English (International English Olympiad).
4. Silverzone Olympiads
Silverzone Foundation is an NGO, which aims at promoting competitive awareness of academics in school children in India and abroad. It is conducted for classes I to XII in various subjects and ensures the students’ succeed not only on professional or career counts but also on social parameters. These exams also develop creative thinking and enhance the problem-solving skills
5. Indian National Olympiad (INO)
Financially supported by the Government of India, Olympiads involve a five-stage procedure. The first stage of Indian National Olympiad is NSE (National Standard Examination), which is held for each subject and is overseen and organized entirely by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). However, all the remaining four stages are conducted by HBCSE.
The five stages are :-
Stage I: National Standard Examination (NSE)
Stage II: Indian National Olympiad
Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT)
Stage V: Participation in International Olympiad
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science.
Conducting Body: Jointly conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) & Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)
6. National Talent Search Examination or NTSE
A national level examination cum scholarship program, it is one of most prestigious competitive exams for school students. NTSE’s genuine endeavour is to identify students who have high academic talent and exceptional intellectual ability. The students who qualify this two-tier exam receive cash scholarship for the complete academic year.
Subjects: Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Mental Ability and General Awareness
Conducting Body: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)