NTSE national talent search examination

NTSE national talent search examination


NTSE National Talent Search Examination conducts the National level examination for awarding the scholarship. There are two ways to select the deserving student’s first stage is conducted by the respective states where it conducts the MAT and SAT tests and in the second stage NCERT comes into the picture. The last round is an interview.

We have provided the complete details in the following article.

In the year 2014-15, the rates of scholarships were increased from Rs. 500 to the following rates for various stages of education.
a) Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for classes XI and XII.
b) Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for UG and PG.
c) Scholarship for students pursuing PhD in accordance with UGC norms Parental Income – No limit on income.

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Selection Procedure: Identification of talent. This comprises two stages.

The first stage is conducted by the individual States / Union Territories
In the second stage, NCERT carries out the selection. Each State / UT conduct its own examination. However, they are advised to follow the national pattern which comprises Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
A stipulated number of candidates who qualify in the state-level MAT and SAT have to appear National Level written examination.
Students qualifying in the National Level written examination are called for an interview.

All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School etc. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located. However, no domicile restriction shall be imposed. The state may impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like any qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination etc. Students registered under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible for scholarship provided the students are below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of that particular year) the students is not employed and they are appearing in class X for the first time.

There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTS Examination. However, questions are generally asked from the courses covered in Classes VII and VIII.
MAT consists of 100 multiple-choice type questions to be attempted by all the candidates. However, in state-level written examination, MAT consists of 90 multiple-choice questions.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT comprises 200 questions containing 25 multiple choice type questions each on eight subject areas namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Civics and Economics. The candidates could choose any four out of these eight subjects and have to answer a total of 100 questions in the SAT.

Negative Marking
Both tests shall carry one mark each. A candidate shall get one mark for the correct response. There will be no negative marking in either of the tests

E-Admit Cards

The NCERT shall upload the E-Admit Cards for the second-level examination on its website. In case there is any change of address prior to the National Level Examination, it shall be obligatory on the part of the candidate to communicate the same to the state examining authority, which in turn shall inform the NCERT of the change of address after the candidate has to download the admission letter for second level examination. The same may be communicated to the NCERT directly
Within this quota there is a 15% reservation for SC candidates, 7.5% reservation for ST candidates and 3% for Physically Challenged children.

Examination Fees:

There is no examination fee for the National Level Examination. However, the State Government may impose a fee for the State Level Examination, if required. Mode of payment.
The scholarship amount is credited to the Pass Book account of the students.

How to apply

The students studying in Class X in the country must see the advertisement in the newspapers or circulars in the school by the respective Government of their State/UT for the above said examination and act as per the requirement given in the State advertisement/circular.
Any other information/query about the details of the state-level examination may be had from Liaison Officers of the State/UT agencies, the addresses of which are given in the Appendix. The filled-in application by the student be submitted to the State Liaison Officer duly signed by the Principal of the school before the due date as advertised/circulated by each concerned State/UT.

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