CHENNAI: Over 125 schools will participate in this year’s edition of the City-wide Talent Search Test (CTST) to be conducted by The Hindu Education Plus and AIMS Education in October and November for students of classes 8 to 12.

The test will be followed by workshops for toppers and their parents.

The test and the workshop will provide students an opportunity to acquire talents such as stress management techniques and facing up to tough competitive situations, besides academic acumen.

The workshop will focus on identifying and developing the students’ interest areas, and offer suggestions to students and discuss means of pursuing those interests to achieve their goals.

The event will be held in two stages. First, the talent search test will be conducted as a one-day objective-type test in participating schools beginning Monday. Students will be tested in physics, chemistry, maths and general knowledge for 30 minutes. Three toppers in each category will be awarded cash prizes of Rs.5,000, 2,500 and 1,000.

The workshops will form the second stage inviting toppers from the CTST. The programme will be held at Kamaraj Memorial Hall, Teynampet, on November 15 and 16.

The workshop is free but participation will be by registration.

Educationists P.V. Naveenthakrishnan, Professor of Maths and Former Director of Entrance Exams & Admission, Anna University; D.P. Sankaran, Professor of Chemistry and JEE Trainer; and V. Radhakrishnan, Professor of Physics, will be the resource persons.

For registration, call AIMS Education (463, Anna Salai, L.R. Swami Building, Teynampet ) at 2433 7997, 2436 4954, 2435 9822.