Kalpana Chawla National Scholar exam 2018

After the grand success of Kalpana Chawla National Scholar exam in 2017, we are back with KCNS-2018. Last year, the KCNS exam received enormous response across India. 2,134 students qualified for round 2 who were then grilled to get the outstanding 84 students across India.

Top 21 students won the 1st prize of a 3 day camp at NASA. Other 63 winners have won amazing cash prizes.

KCNS Exam is a big opportunity for young geniuses to highlight their talent and stand a cut above the rest. This is one of its kind online meritorious national scholar platform which can be attempted from the comforts of your home.

It also helps bright students to compete with the rank holders at par.

About KCNS eligibility criteria: The KCNS exam is applicable to the students of Class V-X of CBSE, ICSE & State board affiliated schools in India.

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There are 84 prizes to be won in 4 categories with 21 students in each category.

 1st Prize: NASA camp for Top 21 students.

 2nd Prize: INR One lakh for 21 students.

 3rd Prize: INR Fifty-one thousand for 21 students.

 Consolation Prize:INR Twenty-one thousand for 21 students.

KCNS Exam Important Dates:

Sr. No. Content Dates
1 Preparatory sessions On 9 Sundays between 9th September to 2nd December 2018.
2 KCNS Exam Date Sunday, 9th December 2018
3 Rapid fire round date Post KCNS Exam
4 Declaration of winners Post KCNS Exam
5 NASA Camp dates Dates will be communicated after declaration of final results

About KCNS Preparation

The KCNS exam course is in-line with your school and academic curriculums, i.e., ICSE, CBSE and State boards set of courses.

You will be required to study your academic curriculum, gather vast knowledge plus stand a chance to go to NASA camp or win cash prizes.

To aid you further, we will conduct online practice papers for the exam preparation, dedicated 9 Sundays from 9th September to 2nd December 2018, to give you a fair chance to win.

KCNS selection process

The KCNS exam will be conducted in two stages;

 The first stage will be the online scholarship exam. The class wise merit list will name the qualifiers.

 In the second stage, the qualifiers will have to go through the rapid fire round through Skype / Video calling. (Applicable only to the qualifiers)

 In each prize category of 21 winners, 9 students will be from classes V-VII, 10 students will be from classes VIII-X and one reserve category winner each from the wards of farmer & military personnel.

Terms and Conditions for the KCNS Exam

  “Participants” shall be enrolled for the current academic session, in the class group of V-X of the ICSE, CBSE and State board schools in India. All participants must seek their parents' / guardians' approval before participating in the contest. It will be the responsibility of parents/guardians to monitor their children's participation in this exam.

  The KCNS exam can be attempted by students who are citizens of India and is open to students pan India from affiliated ICSE, CBSE, and State board schools.

 Educharya team reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and participants (including a participant's identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any participant for any reason including, but not limited, to unfair practices, or use of malicious/illegitimate codes or not – adherence to these terms and conditions.

 All valid and complete registrations received will be selected for the KCNS exam.

 The company shall not be responsible and/or liable in any manner whatsoever in case the registered candidate is unable to participate in the contest due to connectivity failure.

 The registered candidate, shall not have and agrees to waive any right to question the selection process, non-selection of themselves and any other participant.

 The registration does not guarantee the selection of the registrant in the contest and such selection will be as per the sole discretion of Educharya team.

 The registrant and his parent(s) / guardian(s) shall not have and agrees to waive the right to question the selection process, non-selection of the registrant and/or the selection of any other registrant.

 Any entry made by the registrants are not transferable to any other registrant.

 In the event that a registration is contested and it is not possible to determine with certainty the person who registered from that particular User id, the entry would be disqualified.

 Timelines are subject to change based on on-ground conditions, the degree of participation, technical issues, force majeure reasons, etc. Educharya is not responsible if the participant is unable to successfully complete the exam due to :

  • Poor internet connectivity
  • Power outage
  • For any Other unforeseen reasons

 Participation is optional and voluntary.

 Educharya reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and participants (including a participant's identity, age, and place of residence) and to disqualify any participant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions or who tampers with the entry process.

 Winners agree that Educharya team has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this exam and that all decisions of Educharya team are final and binding is not contestable.

 The prizes are personal to the winners and are not transferable and cannot be sold under any circumstances. Prizes cannot be exchanged /redeemed for cash or combined. No cash or discount claim can be made in lieu of the prizes.

 NASA Camp can't be redeemed for cash at any circumstance. No cash or discount can be made in lieu of the first prize.

 The 1st prize winners, NASA camp qualifiers, will be required to submit a medical health fitness certificate as certified by a practicing physician.

 For 2nd, 3rd and consolation prizes, cash prizes will be given through e-wallet "i-paisa".

 At the Educharya team’s request, winners must participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity, photography & videography) surrounding the winning of the prize, free of charge.

 The Educharya team reserves the right to cancel, modify, extend, postpone or withdraw the KCNS exam at its sole and absolute discretion.

 Educharya team reserves the right to withdraw/add/alter any of the terms and/or conditions at any time.

Kalpana Chawla National Scholar Exam 2017 Result

We extend hearty congratulations to the aspirants and thank all for their patience despite the prolonged rapid-fire round of KCNS.

We enclose herewith the announcement of the much-awaited KCNS result along with the Scrutiniser's report for your information and records.

Based on the candidate’s performance who have appeared the KCNS exam, the results of the first two rounds are hereby declared.

1. List of the meritorious students, transcending the barrier of cut-off, of KCNS exam (Stage I) conducted by Educharya held on 10th December 2017.

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2. The aspirants who successfully attempted the rapid-fire round.

 Click here

3. The strivers who successfully surpassed the rapid-fire round.

 Click here

The scholars of KCNS exam 2017

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NASA Camp Details:

Team 1: Camp KSC International for classes V, VI & VII.

In this international camp, students engage in unique adventures and educational activities that cannot be found anywhere else. Campers team up as they are presented with NASA engineering challenges based on science, technology, engineering, and math components. Additionally, they interact with each other through space shuttle simulators, participate in everyday challenges faced by astronauts, and experience a guided tour of KSC visitor complex. This program is an inspiring three days of educational fun and enriching space activities.

Program Components

Hands-On Team Engineering Challenge | Motion-Based Simulators | Mission Training |Discussion with a Veteran NASA Astronaut | Instructor-Led Guided Tour of KSC Visitor Complex and much more excitements…

Team 2: Camp KSC International Advance for class VIII & X

Program Summary

In this inspiring 3-day experience, students connect with NASA’s continuing mission of studying and understanding Mars. Students will gain knowledge through a Mars base design challenge focusing on STEM and employ robotics engineering to assist in sustaining life on Mars. Also, participants engage in a discussion about NASA’s current efforts toward establishing a permanent Mars base with a subject matter expert.

An inspector-led tour of KSC and the Apollo/Saturn V center, and viewing of NASA’s restricted access launch headquarters.

Program components:

Mars _focused STEM Challenges | Robotics Challenge | Motion-Based Simulators | Subject matter Expert-Led Discussion | Instructor – Led Guided Tour of KSC Visitor Complex and much more excitements.


Questions related to KCNS Exam Syllabus and Schedule:

Students of class V, VI, VII, VIII, IX & X of CBSE, ICSE and State board schools are eligible for the KCNS exam.

All students who have subscribed to educharya.com for current academic year are eligible for KCNS exam.

The KCNS Exam date: 9th December 2018

  • Exam Date :  9th December 2018

  • Preparatory Sessions:  On 9 Sundays between 9th September to 2nd December 2018

  • Rapid Fire Round :  Post KCNS Exam

  • Declaration of winners :  Post KCNS Exam

  • NASA Camp Dates :  Dates will be communicated after declaration of Final Results

Exact time for the final exam will be available on the website prior to exam.

The KCNS Exam will be conducted online on www.educharya.com. The student will have to log in at the pre announced exam date & time and take the exam, from home. The Exam duration will be 1 hour.

The exam is based on the school syllabus for the respective class. A student of Class V will be attempting questions from his/her Class V syllabus. Same will be the case for other classes and boards.

Mathematics, Science and General Knowledge.

For preparation, there will be total 9 sets on 9 Sundays between 9th September to 9th December 2018.

Sets 1,2,3 are of 50 questions each , Sets 4, 5, 6 are of 75 questions each, and Sets 7, 8, 9 are of 90 questions each.

Final KCNS exam paper will be of 100 Questions.

In each paper set, 50% questions are of Science (including computer science), 30% questions are of Mathematics and 20% questions are of General Knowledge.

Duration for each set of paper will be 1 hour.

Yes, the KCNS online preparatory tests will be made available On 9 Sundays between 9th September to 2nd December 2018. Kindly log into www.educharya.com on the mentioned Sundays to prepare and increase your chances to become a Kalpana Chawla National Scholar.

No, the exam will have no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Login to www.educharya.com with your user_id/password and click KCNS new at menu column.

If you have already registered for KCNS exam then you will see the exam question sets on the KCNS tab. If not registered, a form will appear asking for your details for registration. Fill in the details and submit. Revisit the link and you should find the question sets.

Yes, www.educharya.com can be accessed from your computers, tablets and mobile phones as well.

There are no restrictions from our end. If you can read and understand the questions in English then you should appear for this exam.

No, the exam is absolutely FREE for all eligible candidates who have taken educharya.com subscription for current academic year.

A total of 84 students will be awarded with the scholarship. In each prize category of 21 winners, 9 students will be from classes V-VII, 10 students will be from classes VIII-X and 2 winners will be from the quota reserved for the wards of farmer & military personnel.

The candidates will have to take the online exam. The shortlisted candidates will then have to go through a rapid fire round. Based on the combined results of these 2 tests, ranks will be decided.

KCNS is designed as an online examination for fulfilling the purpose of reaching students all over the country. The advantage of an online exam is that, students from across India can attempt it from the comfort of their homes via, a computer, tablet or any other device with internet access and compatible with our website.

We at www.educharya.com do not encourage cheating of any form pertaining to our motto of ‘Shiksha with Sanskar’. The students will be scrutinised carefully and if found at fault, will be barred from the scholarship exam.

It is also the responsibility of students to avoid any such kind of malpractices. We also appeal to the parents, not to encourage or support their child to perform such dishonest act.

Questions related to registration:

No, you will need separate email id and phone number for each ward/student.

1. If you remember your user_id then open www.educharya.com and click Forgot Password. Fill in the details and submit and you will get SMS with user_id/password.

2. Check the welcome email from educharya. It has your login_id/password.

3. If SMS and email are not available, call educharya support team and they will help you get the details.

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I registered with www.educharya.com however did not receive SMS or email.

Please call us on the support numbers and our team will assist you in getting the details.

Yes, Login to www.educharya.com Go to Personal > My Profile.

Click on Edit Profile towards top right corner. Now you can change your personal details.

Please enquire if your school has an assigned KCNS Coordinator, if yes, then it is necessary to have a Teacher code. If not, you can register without the Teacher code.

Questions regarding Teachers’ participation:

Any number of teachers are allowed to register from a single school.