FAQ


LEAD Trust is an educational NGO that was formed in 2009 to uplift the academic excellence of the educationally and economically backward students in India. It creates programs to train the students for admissions into many prestigious educational institutions in India such as IIT, AIMS, etc. It wants to produce productive, next generation citizens of India who can play an active and positive role in nation building.

LTSE stands for LEAD Talent Search Exam. It is an annual exam conducted by LEAD Trust to select bright students who want to pursue higher studies in India's prestigious colleges. These include top engineering colleges (IIT, NIT, BITS), top medical colleges (AIIMS, AFMC, JIPMER), and top law colleges (National Law Colleges of India). LTSE is also for students who want to prepare for CPT and pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy.

It occurs once a year, usually on a Sunday in January - normally from 10 AM to 1 PM

All students who are going to appear for the 10th grade exam in that year. The student can be from any caste, religion, ethnicity, or other backgrounds. Both male and female students can write the exam.

The student should have secured at least 60% in the 9th grade exam.

This is a 2-3 hours objective-type exam designed to evaluate the students' grasp of concepts in the fields of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge. The exams will cover areas that are normally taught to students in the 9th and 10th grades by any educational board in India. The exam booklet contains test papers for all the subjects mentioned above. But typically, the student writes the exams in only 4 of these subjects, depending on which stream he/she is pursuing. For example, for someone who wants to prepare for IIT-JEE, CET-Engineering, etc, he/she would write the papers in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Logical Reasoning. For someone who is aiming for the medical stream, they would write the Biology paper, instead of Maths. Students aiming for CPT or CLAT would write English, General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning papers. All questions will be of objective type, and the students need to answer them in an OMR sheet.

Previous year's exam papers are available online at http://www.leadtrust.in/sample_question_papers.html

Yes, you can attempt the exams for multiple streams, provided the test center is open for a longer period. You'll need to finish one exam (and hand over the OMR sheet) before you start another one. You'll also need to register separately for the additional exam and get a new hall ticket number. The test coordinator can help you with the additional registration. You'll also have to pay the registration fees again. Please do NOT use the same hall ticket number for more than one exam!!

Students will be selected by the Partner colleges based on the following criteria:

  • LTSE score
  • 10th class scores - when they are available
  • 9th class score - minimum 60% is required in the appropriate subjects
  • Face-to-face interview - this usually happens 2-3 weeks after the exam, and is conducted in 3-4 different places - one each in Kerala, North and South Karnataka

Students can choose any of the following colleges:

  • Shaheen PUC, Bidar - Separate hostel facilities for Boys and Girls
  • Shaheen PUC, Bangalore - Separate hostel facilities for Boys and Girls
  • MS Academy, Hyderabad - Hostel facilities for Boys
  • Alpine PUC, Kerala - Separate hostel facilities for Boys and Girls
  • Crescent PUC, Bangalore - Hostel facilities for Girls
  • Al-Sharay PUC, Gulbarga
  • Wisdom PUC, Bidar
  • Imperial PUC, Shimoga
  • Benchmark Schools, Tirur, Kerala




 

Totally, these partner colleges have produced 33 IIT, 60 NIT, 894+ CET, 219+ Medicine, 88 Science Olympiad, 7 Maths Olympiad and 44 CPT ranks. More details on the website.

When selected, you become a full-time, residential student of the college that selected you. You will be enrolled in the appropriate stream in the Junior College (Pre-University in case of Karnataka), and will appear for regular exams for 1st and 2nd years of the Junior College. At the same time, you will be trained for the entrance exams such as IIT-JEE Mains and Advanced, NEET, CPT, CLAT, etc.

Note that this is a residential program (except for Imperial PUC). Thus, all students who are selected WILL have to live in the hostel facilities provided by the college. There are separate facilities for boys and girls. The program is quite rigorous, with studying hours starting before dawn and very often continuing well after dinner. So, be prepared to work hard.

 

The actual training program is conducted by our partner colleges. In most cases, students selected through LTSE will be placed in a special batch of students.

  • Engineering
  • Boys - Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), MS (Hyderabad), Alpine (Kerala),Al-Sharay PUC, Gulbarga,Wisdom PUC, Bidar,Imperial PUC, Shimoga,Benchmark Schools, Tirur, Kerala
    Girls - Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), Crescent (Bangalore), Alpine (Kerala),Al-Sharay PUC, Gulbarga,Wisdom PUC, Bidar,Imperial PUC, Shimoga,Benchmark Schools, Tirur, Kerala
  • Medicine
  • Boys - Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), MS (Hyderabad), Alpine (Kerala),Al-Sharay PUC, Gulbarga,Wisdom PUC, Bidar,Imperial PUC, Shimoga,Benchmark Schools, Tirur, Kerala
    Girls - Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), Crescent (Bangalore), Alpine (Kerala),Al-Sharay PUC, Gulbarga,Wisdom PUC, Bidar,Imperial PUC, Shimoga,Benchmark Schools, Tirur, Kerala
  • CPT
  • Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), Alpine (Bangalore)
    Girls - Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), Alpine (Bangalore)
  • CLAT
  • Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), Alpine (Bangalore)
    Girls - Shaheen (Bidar and Bangalore), Alpine (Bangalore)

This completely depends on how much scholarship the colleges are willing to extend to you. Scholarships range from 25% to 100%, and they include boarding, lodging, food, college fees, tuition fees, coaching fees, etc. Several students have gotten complete 100% scholarships through this program, Alhamdulillah. In some very deserving cases, there may also be a cash stipend given to students, on top of the scholarship.

Note that payments for books, stationary, clothes, travelling expenses, etc may not be covered. Exact scholarship details vary from college to college.

Please visit www.leadtrust.in to apply. You may apply online only.

Please visit the website for a list of LTSE co-ordinators and choose one who is closest to you.

There are 40+ exam centres across Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra. Please visit the website for the list of centres.

Evaluations normally take 2-3 weeks.