BASE student secures rank 1 in state NTSE Stage I examination, 2018-19

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Bangalore, February 15th, 2019 – Continuing the success of BASE students at various national-level competitive exams, Meghan H. K, a student from the foundation science and technology programme (FSnt) of BASE Mysore centre bagged the first rank in Karnataka in National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) state level, 2018-19. He scored a total of 180 marks out of 200 to secure rank 1 in the examination. With a score of 94/100 in GMAT and 86 / 100 in SAT, Meghan also secured the second highest marks in both the tests and is the only student to have scored above 90 marks in Karnataka in GMAT.

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is one of the oldest and prestigious national-level scholarship programs conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Conducted at Secondary school level, the exam aims to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent. The exam was introduced in 1963 with the objective of acknowledging intelligent students and nurturing their talent at a very young age. It is considered to be one of the toughest exams held across India at the high-school level.

Speaking on his recent achievement, Meghan H K said: “My success is a sheer outcome of my hard work and the efforts that my mentors at the institution took to prepare me for the prestigious examination. I underwent extensive training for three long years for NTSE and was given almost 10 full length tests towards end of the exam for continuous practice. The institution also organized a free camp which assisted me in boosting my performance. Constant practice and self-evaluation helped in paving the way for my success. I am determined to repeat my performance at the Stage 2 of the examination which will be held nationally in May.”

Elated with the achievement of the student, Sayeda Gauhar Sultana, Academic Head, Mysore centre said: “This is the 3rd time that a BASE Student has got the 1st rank in NTSE stage-1 exam. It is a moment of pride for us as our efforts have assisted the student in achieving laurels at this national level competitive exam. We are extremely happy that our student has topped the state in the examination. Achievements such as these will motivate other students to work harder towards attaining their goals and come out with flying colours at such prestigious exams.”