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Aakash offers classroom coaching to students of Class 7,8 and 9 for building a strong foundation for understanding concepts. The coaching taken at this stage would help the student not only in acing the classroom tests at their school but also for NTSE, KVPY and other olympiads that are held every year. The coaching is for Maths and Science and along with that topics would be covered for NTSE and Olympiads.

The structure of coaching is such that it focuses on the following:

  • Concept Clarity
  • Olympiad Preparation
  • Foundation for NEET/JEE 

The Class 9 Students are prepared for Olympiads and Classroom Coaching. Class 10 students are prepared for Olympiads, Classroom Coaching and NTSE.

What is ACST?

ACST is Aakash Admission Cum Scholarship Test. The students can appear in this test on the prescribed dates and get a scholarship for the classroom coaching program.ACST is conducted on various dates for 2-3 months and the student can appear in the test maximum two times. The student is expected to appear in the exam only when they are fully prepared so that they do not miss the opportunity to win the scholarship. The students would be asked questions about Mathematics and Science.

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ACST Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Class 9 Students

All the candidates who are in class 8 and moving to class 9 are eligible to apply for the same.  The questions will be based on class 8 syllabus. There is no negative marking. The syllabus for the ACST Exam can be taken from the nearest Aakash Centre.

Details of ACST Exam for Class 8


Types of questions


Total Number of Questions


Subject Weightage

  • Science – 45 Questions
  • Mathematics – 45 Questions

Maximum Marks



90 minutes


ACST Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Class 10 Students

Followings are the table for class 9 students who are moving to class 10. The questions would be based on Class 9 Syllabus.

Details of ACST Exam for Class 9


Types of questions


Total no. of Questions


Subject Weightage

  • Science – 45 Questions
  • Mathematics – 45 Questions

Maximum Marks



90 minutes


ACST Classes Frequency, Eligibility, Admission Process

Aakash ACST 2020 has two courses based on the duration.  Students who are studying in class 8 and moving to class 9 can opt for 1 or 2 years of classroom coaching. Students who are studying in class 9 and moving to class 10 are only eligible for the 1-year course. Each student is allowed to appear maximum two times in ACST exam.

1st Year course

The students can either opt for the weekday or the weekend Class


1 year

Frequency of classes
(Every Week)

  • 3 days during weekdays OR
  • 2 days during the weekend
    (Saturday and Sunday)

Duration of Class

  • 3 hours for weekdays OR
  • 4.5 hours of weekends

Admission Process

  • Direct Admission (Based on marks and grades)
  • Admission cum Scholarship Test (ASCT) Scholarships available


  • Students from class 9 and moving to class 10 (Eligible for only 1-year coaching program)
  • Students from class 9 only (Eligible for only 1 and 2-year coaching program) Student can opt any of the two


NTSE Preparation with Aakash ACST 2020 

NTSE is a National Talent Search Examination generally conducted for Class 10 students. It is conducted in 2 stages. Stage 1 is conducted by the state/UT government and stage 2 by NCERT. The students who qualify stage 1 are shortlisted for stage 2. The students who qualify stage 2 are eligible for the scholarship and get the scholarship to PhD studies.

Lakhs of students appear for the NTSE scholarship and only 2000 students are awarded the NTSE scholarship. 

The Regular coaching for Foundation Course is for Science and Maths. NTSE Syllabus also includes Social Science, English. So the topics which are needed for NTSE are covered in the classroom coaching by Aakash. This is an added advantage for the students who opt for classroom coaching by Aakash.

The test series that are conducted will have NTSE level questions, doubt clearing session and also AIATS Junior which gives the student a rank at the All India Level and thus the students can see their level of preparation.

 AIATS - Junior

Aakash ACST has several facilities to their students to crack the NTSE and Olympiads; also, students are provided with All India Aakash Test Series (AIATS-Junior) for creating the solid foundation for engineering and medical entrance exams. Based on AIATS -Junior, all India ranks are provided to students which help them to check their level of preparation.

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