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Odisha students to get free coaching for IIT-JEE, NEET UG, NDA: Report

The Government of Odisha has teamed up with Unacademy to provide free training to 3,000 EWS students. Registration starts on December 15th.

Odisha students get free training for IIT-JEE, NEET UG, NDA (Representative image: Shutterstock)

New Delhi: The Government of Odisha has signed an agreement with Unacademy, an EdTech company, to provide free training to about 3000 poor and bright students of Class 11 in the state, Times of India mentioned.

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Students will reportedly get free training for exams at the national level – Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) – Advanced, Eligibility Test with National Entrance Examination (NEET) -UG, and National Defense Academy (NDA).

The report said that Grade 11 students studying in Government and State Auxiliary Secondary Schools of the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha can apply for Unacademy Free Training Scholarships.

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In order to receive the scholarship, students will have to appear for the aptitude test scheduled for January 15, 2021. Registration for the test will begin on December 15 and the deadline to apply is January 12, as in the report.

About 1,000 students from 30 districts across the state will get free training in 2021-22 including 300 for JEE Advanced, 300 for NEET UG and 400 for NDA.

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The evaluation criteria for awarding scholarships to students are 50% of the grades they earned in Grade 10 and 50% on an online aptitude test, the report said.

An aptitude test will be conducted for one hour and only interested and qualified students can apply through the Unacademy section of the Odisha Scholarship Test. Once students have qualified for the test, the report said, they will be required to provide an income certificate.

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