Every year lakhs of students apply for various Medical and Engineering competitive exams respectively. Most of these students have a big dream and in order to fulfill the same, they go out to all extends. But the sad part is that the future doctors and engineers do not have enough platforms to showcase their dreams and convert them into reality.
Providing these students with one such platform to avail up to 75% Scholarship (to enroll for medical/engineering program) and 60% (to enroll for foundation program), Aakash organizes Admission Cum Scholarship Test (ACST) every year for the convenience and comfort of thousands of students who are talented but are not able to make the best use of their talent. Just like ANTHE, this scholarship exam is also offered for admission to candidates who endeavor to become the future doctors and engineers. ACST is being organized for Classes VII, VIII, IX, X, XI Studying students. ACST is conducted on various dates and a student can appear only two times in ACST for seeking admission in a particular course.
Read below the details to help you understand better:
ACST Eligibility Criteria
|Class||Class VII-XI Studying|
The Eligibility criteria for Engineering, Medical, and Foundation courses are different. Therefore, the criteria for each is given below:
|Medical||For the year 2021: Class 11 Appearing
For the year 2022: Class 10 Studying students
|Engineering||For the year 2021: Class 11 Appearing
For the year 2022: Class 10 Studying Students
|Foundation||For Class 7 Students: Studying in Class 7/Moving to Class 8
For Class 8 Students: Studying in Class 8/ Moving to Class 9
For Class 9 Students: Studying in Class 9/ Moving to Class 10
To know more about ACST 2020, click here and know the complete details including the scholarship break-up.
For those of you looking out to register for ACST 2020, Click here and register NOW!
ACST is conducted on multiple dates and a student can appear only twice in ACST for seeking admission in a particular course.
|ACST January Exam||19th January 2020|
|ACST January Exam||2nd February 2020|
For those of you who have already registered for ACST 2020, the syllabus is given below:
For Foundation Programs
|Course||Syllabus & Pattern||Months of ACST|
|One Year Integrated Classroom Course for Olympiads & Class IX||Based on Class VIII Syllabus of Science & Mathematics comprising 45 objective type questions from each subject. Each Correct answer carries 4 marks. Total 90 Questions of 360 marks. No Negative Marking. Duration – 2 hrs.||
|Two Year Integrated Classroom Course for Olympiads, NTSE & Class IX & X|
|One Year Integrated Classroom Course for Olympiads, NTSE & Class X||Based on Class IX Syllabus of Science & Mathematics comprising 45 objective type questions from each subject. Each correct answer carries 4 marks. Total 90 questions of 360 marks. No Negative Marking. Duration – 2 hrs.||
For Medical Programs
|Course||Syllabus & Pattern of ACST||Months of ACST|
|Four Year Integrated Classroom Course for Class IX to XII, NEET, AIIMS, Olympiads & NTSE||Based on Class VIII/IX Syllabus of Science & Mathematics comprising 45 objective questions from each subject. Each Correct answer carries 4 marks. Total 90 questions of 360 marks. No Negative Marking. Time – 2 hrs.||
Nov/Dec 2019/Jan/Feb/March/April 2020
|Three Year Integrated Classroom Course for Class X to XII, NEET, AIIMS, Olympiads & NTSE|
|Two Year Integrated Course for NEET||Based on Class X syllabus of Science-45 & Maths-30 comprising 75 objective questions. Max marks is 300. Each question carries 4 marks. No negative marking. Time-2 hrs.||Nov/Dec 2019/ Jan/ Feb/March/ April/ May-2020|
For Engineering Programs
|Course||Syllabus & Pattern of ACST||Months of ACST|
|Four Year Integrated Classroom Course for Class IX to XII, JEE (Main & Advanced), Olympiads & NTSE||Based on Class VIII/IX syllabus of Science & Mathematics comprising 45 objective questions from each subject. Each correct answer carries 4 marks. Total 90 questions of 360 marks. No Negative Marking. Duration – 2hrs||
Nov/Dec 2019/ Jan/ Feb/ March/ April 2020
|Three Year Integrated Classroom Course for Class X to XII, JEE (Main & Advanced), Olympiads & NTSE|
|Two Year Integrated Course for JEE (Main & Advanced)||Based on Class IX & X Syllabus of Physics – 25, Chemistry-25 & Maths-25 comprising 75 objective questions. Ma marks is 300. Each question carries 4 marks. No negative marking. Duration -2 Hrs.||
Nov/Dec 2019/ Jan/ Feb/ March/ April/ May-2020
|One Year Integrated Course for JEE (Main & Advanced)||Based on Class XI/XII Syllabus of Physics-25, Chemistry-25 & Maths-50. Total 100 Objective Questions of 400 marks. Each correct answer carries 4 marks. No negative marking. Duration – 2 Hrs.||Nov/Dec 2019/ Jan/ Feb/ March/ April/ May-2020|
Application Form and Process
The Application process of ACST for all three courses has now started and students should fill the ACST application form on or before the last date. The forms for the ACST Exam can be filled online only.
Find below the link to fill the ACST form for Engineering, Medical, and Foundation courses:
Click Here to Apply for ACST Engineering
Click Here to Apply for ACST Medical
Click Here to Apply for ACST Foundation
Steps to Fill the ACST Application Form
Here is the step by step guide to fill the ACST Application form:
Step 1: The candidates need to visit the official website of Aakash by following the link given above for each course. The application link is separate for each course.
Step 2: The candidates then need to fill in the personal details such as the Name, Email Id, Contact, etc.
Step 3: After filling the details, the candidates need to select the course and the centre of their choice
Step 4: Finally, the candidates have to make the payment of the fee through the following method:
- Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking
How to Download ACST Admit Card?
The candidates can follow the steps below to get their ACST Admit Card:
Step 1: Click on the login button as soon as the admit card is out.
Step 2: On the next window a button will appear with “Download Admit Card”
Step 3: Click on the same & download your admit card
Step 4: Save the admit card and take a print out of the same
General Instructions on the ACST Admit Card
The students have to follow the instructions as mentioned in the ACST Admit Card. Check the instructions below:
- The candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre in the printed format. No candidates are allowed inside the centre unless they show the admit card at the gate of the exam centre.
- The admit card has all the important details. One has to make sure that the details are correct. In case of any error, one must contact the examination authorities
- The admit card can be collected from the official website. No admit card is issued to the candidates via any other mode
- Make sure you take a print of 2-3 copies in case one copy is damaged or lost
How to Check the ACST Result?
The candidates can follow the steps below to check their ACST Result:
Step 1: Click on the login button as soon as the result is out.
Step 2: On the next window a button will appear with “Check ACST Result”
Step 3: Click on the same & download your result
ACST Preparation Tips to Crack ACST
Students appearing for ACST can easily find the syllabus above. Finding out what to study is one thing and how you study is another. Thus, you need the right guidance and preparation strategy to crack ACST with good marks. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you better prepare for the exam. Find the ACST Preparation tips below:
1. Believe that you can Crack the Exam
More than anything else, you have to believe in yourself. There is nothing that you wish but cannot achieve. Believe that you can be the topper of ACST exam and start your ACST Preparation with confidence and determination
2. Go through ACST Exam Pattern
It is very important to know what you are preparing for and how many questions will be asked from each section. The total number of questions and marks for the ACST Exam varies streamwise.
3. Check ACST Syllabus
The syllabus for ACST Exam for each class is available online. As the syllabus varies for each class, the students are advised to check ACST Syllabus on our website.
4. Make a Study Plan
After understanding the exam pattern and checking the ANTHE Syllabus, now you can make a study plan depending on the hours you can invest daily for ACST Preparation. Making a proper study plan and following it will help you stay focused and help you complete your syllabus before time.
5. Analyze your Preparation Level
While following the study plan and revising the chapters, it is a must to analyze the level of your preparation. After completing a topic, practice MCQs of that particular topic.
6. Choose the Right Study Material
NCERT Books from the base of your subjects and topics. Once you revise NCERT, you can refer some additional books to understand concepts and clear your doubts. You can also refer to Aakash study material to enhance your preparation.
7. Solve Problems
If you find any topic difficult to understand make sure not to skip that. Try to search for notes of that chapter or ask your teachers and friends. You need a basic understanding of each topic to solve the tricky questions.
As a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak, in addition to the ACST Exam, Aakash introduces iACST, an instant scholarship test that allows students to take the exam on the spot and provides them with details of scholarship earned immediately. With iACST students can take instant admission and prepare under the expert guidance of Aakash.
Here are the complete exam details:
Eligibility: Class VII-XI studying Students
Exam Time: The exam can be taken any time between 10 AM and 8 PM on the selected exam day
Examination Fee: Rs 200/- Only
Examination Mode: Online
Exam Duration: 60 Min
Mentioned below are some of the benefits of the exam:
- Instant Scholarship up to 75%
- A specially crafted Scholarship exam that will enable students of 7-11 to recognize their potential at All-India level
- Scholarship on Tuition Fee
- Free exam analysis with Aakash Expert Faculties
- No need to wait anymore you can appear for the scholarship exam 30 minutes after registration from your home
You now have enough reasons and benefits to grab up to 75% Scholarship. So, do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity! ALL THE BEST! Stay tuned for more information on the iACST.
Author: Kriti Kohli
Kriti is an active blogger with decent experience in the education industry. She researches on various topics related to education & various other competitive exams and pens down her research in the form of articles & blogs. She performs extensive research, adds several crucial information, inputs and statistics in her write-ups. When she is not writing, she loves wandering around the hills, as exploring nature excites her the most.