LEAD Talent Search Examination
(LTSE) Prelims – 2013: Opening new doors of opportunity
LEAD Trust, Bangalore, announces the date for the LEAD Talent Search Examination
(LTSE) Prelims 2013. This preliminary entrance test will be held online (at
http://www.leadtrust.in) throughout the months of January and February 2013.
This will be followed later by the LTSE-Finals test and interviews. LTSE-Prelims
is open for all students who have completed 10th std in 2013 from
any Indian-administered school (in India or abroad) and is being done to identify
the best and brightest among them to form the 2015 LEAD Scholars batch. Toppers
LTSE 2013 will eligible for educational scholarships
for admission into 1st year PUC at partner colleges of LEAD Trust. LEAD Trust
will provide need-based scholarships to partially meet their expenses relating
to college fees, training, coaching, guidance, books, study materials, etc. for
2 years at the partner colleges. Students/ parents will have to bear the cost of
boarding and lodging at hostels. However, poor students may also seek support
for boarding and lodging also. Scholarships are subject to availability of
funds, and are primarily from donations Zakat and Sadaqat from kind donors.
LTSE-Prelims 2013 will be completely online. The duration
of the exam is only 1.5 hours, covering the following subjects based on the
stream chosen by the student
- Engineering & Pure Sciences (coaching
for IIT-JEE, AIEEE or CET): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Logical
- Medicine (coaching for NEET):
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Pure Sciences: Physics, Chemistry
A student can appear for any one stream only which will
need to be mentioned in the application form. The topics will be from their X
Std syllabus. Sample questions have been made available on www.leadtrust.in and
students are requested to go through them prior to submitting the application
Please note that the eligibility criteria is quite stringent in order to select
candidates purely on the basis of their ability. The cumulative score of
applicants in 9th Std must be more than 70%/ equivalent grade.
Additionally those applying for Engineering and Pure Sciences stream must have
scored at least 80%/ equivalent grade in Mathematics and Science
in their 9th standard. Eligible students will be selected based on 3
criteria: 1. Academic performance – SSLC/ 10th Std and 9th
Std; 2. Performance in LTSE 2013 Entrance test; 3. Interview.
Through LTSE 2013, LEAD has partnered with three PU colleges across
Karnataka – Shaheen PU College, Bidar; Al Falah PU College, Magadi and
Beary Composite PU College, Kundapur. These colleges have set aside a
specific quota to select bright students through LTSE 2012 and will
offer fees and hostel concessions based on their performance in LTSE and 10th Std.
coaching for IIT-JEE/ AIEEE/ NEET/ CLAT/ CET will be provided
to the selected students at the college itself through tie-ups with reputed
About LEAD Trust
LEAD Trust is an NGO formed in 2009 by a group of professionals and academicians
of Bengaluru city. It aims to promote excellence in education and leadership
among Indian youth through identifying and supporting good students who, due to
low awareness of good educational opportunities, coupled with poor economic
conditions, are unable to pursue their dream careers. The trust’s Vision is “to
ensure that every individual is able to harness his or her innate potential to
the fullest through better education and career opportunities”.
LEAD had selected 11 students in 2010, out of which 2 made
into IIT-Kharagpur, 1 got selected into IIT-Madras and 1 got into NIT-Suratkal.
In 2011, LEAD had selected 18 students – 7 of them are preparing for IIT (JEE-Advanced)
this year, and 11 are preparing for AIEEE (IIT-JEE-Mains). LEAD selected 13 in
2012 and they have completed the first year of their residential program this
LEAD Trust runs completely on donations by kind people of the community. LEAD
Trust has obtained approval u/s 80G from the Income Tax Department.
The trust had conducted entrance exams in 2010 and 2011 in 25 and 42 cities
across South India respectively, which was taken by more than 1,500 10th std
students in each year. Of this, 11 students were selected as LEAD 2012 scholars
and 20 students as LEAD 2013 scholars. LEAD scholars are doing the residential
coaching programme and being coached by TIME for IIT-JEE in 2012 and 2013
respectively and are doing their PUC at Al-Ameen PU College, Bangalore. LEADs
first scholars batch is due to complete II PUC in 2012.
In addition, LEAD has also played an important role in promoting the civil
services career among Minorities. The Directorate of Minorities (DoM),
Government of Karnataka introduced a new scheme for Free Pre-examination
training for Minority Candidates for UPSC /KPSC Examinations. LEAD Trust
facilitated the entire selection process for DoM in both 2010 & 2011. In 2010,
16 and 26 students were sponsored by DoM for UPSC/ KPSC 2011 coaching
respectively. In Aug-2011, LEAD conducted the selection test in 13 cities in
Karnataka taken by 450 students. A total of 78 students are being sponsored in