STRD (Samacheer Talent Recognition Drive)

Samacheer Talent Recognition Drive (STRD) is a springboard for Tamilnadu students of Samacheer Kalvi Board to fulfil their dreams of becoming Engineers, Doctors, Scientists & Astronauts…… For the students currently studying in class 8 to 10 in State board schools across Tamil Nadu, STRD aims at identifying the best talents, starting with an Aptitude test. The best performers are appreciated with awards and scholarships. The Test gives all the candidates a sharp perspective of their test - preparedness at the present level and scope for improvement to realize their success potential. Furthermore, the follow - up Academic Sessions with our erudite Professors and Career Guidance with Counselors will round up this rare opportunity coming your way to steer your students towards bright academic careers.

Aptitude Test

As a first step in this drive, students will have to appear for an Aptitude Test. This Aptitude Test will have questions from the syllabus of their current class of TN State Board syllabus. In order to judge the inherent talent of the students, questions will be thought - provoking. This test is of 3 hours duration in Mathematics and Science of the present class and IQ. For detailed syllabus and sample papers, please visit

Academic Session

During this academic session, FIITJEE professors will demonstrate to students, how a single question can be tackled in multiple ways. This challenge will trigger the thinking process and this will, in turn, improve their IQ and make them think sharp. At the end of this academic session, students will feel charged and motivated to do smart work. Hard work is important but smart work is the key to success. The date, timings and venue of this session will be informed to you after announcing the result of the Aptitude Test.

Career Counselling

FIITJEE will thoroughly evaluate students' attempts in the aptitude test. The academic sessions will be planned with a goal - map for each student. FIITJEE Professors will discuss this goal map with students and parents. This goal map will now be aligned with each student's goal and thus will evolve a career plan for each student.


Students Presently in
Class VIII, IX & X

Registration Fees

For Students registering for FIITJEE Test for the first time
Registration Fee of Rs. 200/-*

In Paper Application Mode:

Students have to submit the photocopy of Student's Aadhaar Card and his / her hall ticket / admit Card of previous FIITJEE Test along with the Registration Fee.

In Online Mode :

Students should add their previous Registration Number to their Online Account using Registration Number & Web Access code of the previous Test.

* Inclusive of Service Tax

Test Date

Aptitude Test Date: Sunday, 02nd February 2020
Last day to Register: Thursday, 30th January 2020

Test Centre: Chennai (Velachery)

Exam Schedule & Pattern

Paper 1 (3 hours) Objective Type Questions to gauge current level of preparedness

(Aptitude Test, Science & Mathematics) : 9:30 am - 01:00 pm

Scholarships shall be given on the basis of Total Score of Paper 1 & Paper 2. To avail scholarship, Student will have to qualify the minimum cut-off in both the papers as well as qualify the minimum cut-off in each subject (subject total of both papers). Student has to appear in both papers in order to be considered for selection.

Awards, rewards and Scholarships