Difference between ACST and ANTHE in Akash Institute


Both Admission-cum-Scholarship Test (ACST) and Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) are competitive tests conducted at Akash Institute. ACST is conducted for selecting suitable candidates for admission purposes and will be arranged at nearby branch or franchise center of Aakash. Those who can score well in the test will be offered with scholarship also. ANTHE on the other hand is purely a scholarship exam. It is conducted at all India level to select candidates for a scholarship program that worth Rs. 14 crores.

Admission-cum-Scholarship Test (ACST)

ACST is a scheme for admission in Akash. It is a written test that is applicable for candidates who cannot perform well in board exams. Candidates having scored below 80% marks in class X/ matriculation can use this opportunity to gain admission to engineering/medical coaching (two year program).

Top scorers in this admission test can expect scholarships whereas other students can expect reasonable concession according to their performance in ACST. One can attend the test for at most two chances (for a particular course).  They need to go to their nearby branch or franchise center in order to attend this scholarship test. Questions are designed to measure the basic knowledge of the candidate and syllabus for the test varies with course.

Candidates whose admission is on the basis of ‘direct admission criteria’ (those above 80% marks in HSC) can also appear for ACST. Only those candidates who have qualified in the test will be extended with the benefits of scholarship/fee concession.

Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE)

Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) is purely a scholarship exam conducted for students of class X.  The exam is conducted every year at Aakash institute for selecting suitable candidates to engineering and medical coaching programmes.

ANTHE can be attended only once in a lifetime and the scholarship are given for 800 students in every academic year. Out of the total of 800 seats, 600 seats are reserved for engineering students and the rest for medical courses. Selected students are offered with free coaching that worth Rs.14 crores.

The exam is conducted at two stages. Both the stages include objective model written tests. Those who can score more than 60% marks in stage I will be considered for stage II. Candidates having qualified stage II will be considered as winners. Interested candidates can submit applications through the website of Aakash. Application fee for attending the test is Rs. 300/-. This must be paid in the form of DD, taken in the name of ‘Aakash Institute’.


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  1. 1

    ACST will be arranged for studing in class XI students.Pl.mention the date of availity for FORM .