Pathfinder lives by the promise to spring up through innovative progressions. It strives to develop systems which shall continuously assess the needs and enhance the quality and standards of coaching process in Engineering and Medical education as well as National level competitive entrance exams. Our objective is to allure and nurture talent, provide them with the best of opportunities for career elevation and while doing so inculcate in them the spirit of excellence for engineering and medical profession.
We at Pathfinder provide admissions in various Medical, Engineering, Foundations and NRI courses in various programs like Regular Classroom Program (RCP), Distance Learning Program (DLP) and e-Learning Program (ELP). Admission processes may vary from one course to another course. However we provide admissions through our selection process of DA and ACST.
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 predefined specific percentage admission criteria. 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 give our ‘Scholarship Eligibility Aptitude Test (SEAT)’. Those students who qualify this test are then given admission in the applied courses.
Scholarship Eligibility Aptitude Test (SEAT)
Pathfinder also offers admission to those students also, who could not perform well in their board exams and thus want another chance to show their potential for medicine or engineering as career. For such students, we have a provision of an 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 centre.
The admission test also gives an opportunity to the student to perform higher and get scholarship also. A student, who has been qualified for our direct admission criteria, can also sit for ACST and get himself/herself a scholarship.
A student can appear in the ACST for a maximum of two chances for seeking admission in a particular course.
If a student has taken direct admission and paid registration fee, admission fee & 1st 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. Question pattern is MCQ ; Full Marks of the examination is 50 and Time duration of the examination is 40 minutes.
Commencement of Admission Test and the Session for Classroom Programme(Madhyamik)-Classes VIII/IX and X
Admission Test procedure commences from the month of October onwards. Session commences from the month of January.
Session duration of Class- VIII and IX is from the month of January to the month of October and of Class-X is from the month of January to the month of December.
Commencement of Admission Procedure in NCRP/ Test Programme(Madhyamik)
Admission procedure in NCRP / Test Programme of all Classes- VIII / IX and X commences from the month of February onwards.
This is the easiest procedure to ensure enrolment in a particular course. 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