R. D. Birla Scholarship Exam - 2020

R.D. Birla

"The objective of the R.D. BIRLA Scholarship Exam is to identify young talents and support their dream of achieving the next level of academic excellence."

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Exam Details for 2020

  • The scholarship exam tests the higher order thinking skills from the fields of Science & Mathematics.

  • The scholarship exam will consist of only one exam paper.

  • Top performers selected from the National Level category will be awarded scholarship worth Rs. 1,00,000 (maximum).

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Modes of Exam

Due to the pandemic, the exam will be conducted keeping in mind the safety of the participants. The R.D. BIRLA Scholarship Exam team is conducting the exam in two different modes.

Online Mode
1. Online Mode: India’s first scholarship exam at the safety of your home.

The Online Test will be conducted in a proctored environment while maintaining the authenticity and reliability of the prestigious test.

At the exam center
2. At the Exam Centers:

The candidate has to report at the allotted exam center on the scheduled date and time to appear for the exam.

Eligibility Criterion

  • Students from grades 1 to 10 of all recognized education boards in India can participate in this exam.

  • Exam Date : 27th November 2020.

Awards, Medals, and Certificates

Awards Zonal Level National Level
1st Prize Rs. 2000 Rs. 5000
2nd Prize Rs. 1500 Rs. 3500
3rd Prize Rs. 1000 Rs. 2500

*For each grade.


Scholarship Levels Scholarship Amount
Brainiacs Rs. 1,00,000
Super Genius Rs. 75,000
Genius Rs. 50,000

*For selected students across all grades.


You will get the admit card in the first week of November subject to the condition that you have paid the exam fee.
Higher Order Thinking Questions will be asked in the exam. These questions will be from the field of Science/EVS or Math; current or previous grades. All questions will be application-based.
There is no prescribed book to practice for the exam as the questions will be application-based. The questions will be based on your daily experiences. Hence, sample papers or previous year's papers are unavailable.
No specific board has been followed while designing the exam. The questions are application-based.
It depends on the Exam Mode that the participant has opted for at the time of registration.
For the participants who have opted for Online Mode, it is going to be a computer based Online Test.
For the participants who have opted for an Exam Center based test, it is going to be a paper-pen based test.
All candidates have to report on 27th November 2020 at 10:30 AM at the exam center unless there is any change in time printed on their admit card. Candidates coming late will not be given entry to the exam centre.
The exam fee is non-refundable.