Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India with a total population count of 16,60,52,859. Not only does UP account for a 6th of the total Indian population but if compared its population exceeds that of France, Germany, and the Netherlands combined. Selecting deserving meritorious students out of such a huge population base is a tremendous challenge.

VidyaGyan is set apart by its unique and largest search admission process that handpicks the best students from a total pool of almost 200,000 children, who appear for the first round of tests. One student is selected for induction out of every 500 students who apply, through a rigorous, three-part selection process, which ensures that the selected students constitute the top-of-the-bottom-of-the-pyramid.

Student Selection Process
  • Students from rural, low income families: parent’s income less than Rs. 100,000 (approx. US$ 1800) per annum. Families are required to present a valid income certificate
  • Selection process is based on the results of fifth grade primary government school toppers and entrance test administered by VidyaGyan
  • Selection process emphasizes equal representation for either gender
  • Student have to go through a preliminary and final test
  • Top 400 students are inducted to VidyaGyan after background verification

Selection Process

Academic Year 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Applicants 100815 161895 244568 242022
Students Appeared 83423 80212 139319 133020
Districts Covered 59 75 75 75
Schools Covered 64317 109747 137936 138145
Students Selected in Preliminary Test 2000 2940 6002 2053
Students Selected after Final Test 305 410 4796 1714
Students Selected 174 306 199 121