The scholarship programme is open for all students from classes 3 to 8 of government recognized schools including private, public or national open schools all over India. This level is decided basis the class the participant is on April 1, 2010 or thereafter as per the school session for 2010-2011.

The participant must be an Indian national.
Children of Max Life Insurance employees or Directors or individual agents or employees of Derek O'Brien and Associates or employees of Euro RSCG India Private Limited will not be eligible for the programme.
The programme duration is from 8th February 2010 till 14th November 2010.
No participation or other fee is required to be paid for participating in the programme.
No, there is no such requirement. The programme is open to all those qualifying under point 1.
There are two categories to participate in the programme:
  1. igenius Junior: classes 3-5
  2. igenius Senior: classes 6-8

The participant would be competing with those who qualify under the same category. Therefore, a 4th standard student competes with those in class 3-class 5 i.e. igenius Junior

The category to which the participant will belong will be determined by the class he/she will attend on 1st April 2010 or thereafter as per their 2010-2011 school session.

The test dates for each school would be in 1st April, 2010 - 31st July, 2010 as per permissions granted in each school.
Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Baroda, Bhopal, Bhubhaneshwar, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Ranchi, Surat, Udaipur, Vijaywada, and Vizag.
There are 4 stages in total:
Stage 1 : Registration from 8th February, 2010 to 31st March, 2010 & Online/Offline Test from 1st April, 2010 to 31st July, 2010.

Stage 2 : Offline test in 24 cities/Online test from 1st August, 2010 to 30th September, 2010 for shortlisted candidates from Stage 1.

Stage 3 : Panel discussion of shortlisted candidates from Stage 2 via web-link (in 30-cities, these include the 24 cities of the school contact programme and the top 6 metros, viz., New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru) between September-October 2010.

Stage 4 : Grand Finale at New Delhi on 14th November 2010 for shortlisted candidates from Stage 3.
Top Scholarship (1 for each category): Rs. 20 Lakh 2nd Prize (25 for each category) : Rs. 1 Lakh 3rd Prize (120 for each category): Rs. 10,000/- Consolation prizes (1500 for each category): Rs.3,000/-
Yes, the scholarship amount is subject to the prevailing tax laws and the recipient of the award has to bear the tax on the scholarship amount. As of now scholarship of upto Rs. 5,000 would be tax free and over and above that it is taxable at 33% as per Section 194B of the Income Tax Act.
The scholarship money will be handed over as a cheque in favor of the parent. The cheque cannot be exchanged for anything in kind.
Participant would get the acknowledgement via email and sms, within 15 days of submission of the form.
Participant would get their user id/password and test dates via email and SMS prior to 1 week of the test date. And a reminder SMS will also be sent a couple of days before.
In case, the registration form is not filled completely, your application is likely to get rejected. But, you can re-apply for the same before 31st-March through different modes of registrations like online in www.igenius.org.
1) Logon to www.igenius.org
2) Click on Online Test Tab
3) Click on Schedule Online Test link
4) Login by entering your User Name and Password sent through SMS and Email.
5) Calendar will be available to choose date .Select the convenient time slot to appear for the test .The participant may choose from any of the two hours slots available and he/she can come and appear at any time within those 2 hours. (*Pls note that the test duration is for 10 minutes only.) Users are allowed to take exam in scheduled hours only for the date specified.
6) Once the pop for confirmation appears, please confirm the time and date by clicking on continue button.
7) The successful date and time will appear on the next Screen. Please note down the date and time and appear for the test on that given date and time.
You will have to schedule for the next best possible time slot and date.
Pl note that once scheduled cannot be rescheduled before the scheduled slot is lapsed without appearance.
You can reschedule the test for the next suitable time.
You are allowed a maximum of 3 attempts to take the test. You cannot retake the test if all 3 attempts are exhausted.
The results would be out in the month of August 2010. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the website around that time.
Your test would be evaluated on the basis of total answers attempted within the 10 minutes of test.
Login to your igenius account, click on the 'change password' link and follow instructions to change your password.
The participant can retrieve it by entering verification details on the www.igenius.org or by calling into our call center (1800-200-5577).

Process to retrieve the username/password from www.igenius.org.
1) Click on Online test Tab and then click on Login.
2) Select Forget User Id/Forget Password(which ever required).
3) In order to retrieve your User ID, please enter the Child's first name and Mobile number.On clicking submit an email/SMS will be sent to your email address / cell phone with details of your User ID.
4) In order to retrieve your password, please fill in the User ID and Mobile number and click on submit. You will soon receive the password details on the email ID/ mobile number provided.
1) Logon to www.igenius.org 2) Click on Online Test Tab 3) Click on Schedule Online Test link 4) Login by entering your User Name and Password sent through SMS and Email. 5) Calendar will be available to choose date .Select the convenient time slot to appear for the test .The participant may choose from any of the two hours slots available and he/she can come and appear at any time within those 2 hours. (*Pls note that the test duration is for 10 minutes only.) Users are allowed to take exam in scheduled hours only for the date specified. 6) Once the pop for confirmation appears, please confirm the time and date by clicking on continue button. 7) The successful date and time will appear on the next Screen. Please note down the date and time and appear for the test on that given date and time.
First retrieve your user ID by clicking the 'forgot userID' link given on the login page. Next, use the retrieved user ID on the 'forgot password' page to get your password.
The test would have questions from the field of GK, Visual Thinking, Reasoning, and Creativity.
The test paper will have questions from GK, Visual Thinking, Reasoning, and Creativity.
The stage 3 evaluation will be in the form of panel discussion, and will have general open ended questions which could be on their personal lives, their views on a current affairs.
Max Life Insurance will only reimburse the cost of participant and one parent at the Stage 4 evaluation, which will include their cost of travel, boarding and lodging.
Having a mobile phone is a mandatory requirement and accordingly has to be filled in the scholarship form.
The participant has to ensure arrangements to access the online test on their own.
Incase the participant misses out on their designated time slot/date, they will be disqualified and cannot participate again.
The shortlisted candidates will be intimated through sms/mail or published on our website www.igenius.org.