Pathfinder offers direct admission option in all of its courses. The direct admission is provided on the basis of percentage of marks secured by the student in his/her Board Examination.
Each course has a specific percentage criteria for admission. Broadly, for any course a student should fulfill the given percentage or grades requirement in either Science & Maths (aggregate) in class X Board/SSC exams or PCB/PCM (aggregate) in class XII Board/HSC examinations.
For example, in Two Years Integrated Program for Medical or Engineering Entrance Exams, a minimum of 80% marks or B1+B1 grades in class X Board/SSC in Science & Maths (aggregate) is required, so a student, who scores more than this percentage or grade, will be given direct admission into our course program.
However, if a student has not scored a minimum of 80% marks or B1+B1 grades in class X Board/SSC in Science & Maths (aggregate), then he/she will have to appear for our ‘Scholarship Eligibility Aptitude Test (SEAT)’. The students who qualify this test are offered admission to the applied courses.
Scholarship Eligibility Aptitude Test (SEAT)
Pathfinder is also a coaching institute in West Bengal that offers admission to students who could not perform well in their Board exams and want another chance to show their potential for medicine or engineering as career. For such students, we have a provision for admission test, where we test the basic knowledge of the student. The syllabus of the admission test is different for different courses and can be obtained from the information desk at the applying desk at our centres.
The admission test also gives an opportunity to the student to perform well and win a scholarship. A student, who qualifies in our direct admission criteria, can also sit for ACST and win a scholarship.
A student can appear in the ACST for only two times for seeking admission in a particular course.
If a student has taken direct admission and paid registration fee, admission fee & first installment of the tuition fee, then he/she cannot appear for ACST to avail any scholarship benefit.
Admission Procedure for Classroom Programme(Madhyamik)-Classes VIII/IX and X
For admission in Classroom Programme, students have to appear for an Admission Test which comprises of English Grammar / Mathematics / Physical Science and Life Science.The Question pattern is MCQ ;The Full Marks of the examination is 50 and Time duration of the examination is 40 minutes.
Commencement of Admission Test and Classroom Programme(Madhyamik)-Classes VIII/IX and X
The Admission Test commences from the month of October.
The Session commences from the month of January.
The Session duration of Class- VIII and IX is from the month of January to the month of October and that of Class-X is from the month of January to the month of December.
Commencement of Admission Procedure in Test Programme(Madhyamik)
The Admission procedure in Test Programme for all Classes- VIII / IX and X commences from the month of February onwards.
The candidate is required to visit the branch office with a properly filled application form, registration fees and the documents mentioned in the information brochure.
If the candidate is found to be fulfilling all eligibility criteria he/she will immediately receive the original for regular course/provisional for Distance learning Program admission receipt and within 15 days, the original admission receipt will be sent to the candidates at the address provided.
If unable to visit any of our Branch / Centers personally, the candidate can also send his/her form by post with the documents mentioned in the information brochure and the properly filled admission form kept safely in the response envelope. The admission confirmation and the admission receipt will be sent to the candidate via post if he/she is found to satisfy all eligibility criteria.
If all documents and other requirements are fulfilled by the student, he/she is immediately given admission, however, in some cases provisional admission may be granted to some candidates. The reason behind provisional or temporary admission may be any of the following:
- Incomplete documents
- Incomplete or unsigned application form
- Missing photographs
- Less fee deposition etc.
Or in special cases like scholarship:
- Missing education certificates
- Missing name change certificates
- ID proof of ex- Pathfinder