National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is
conducted every year by National Council of Education Research and Training
(NCERT), New Delhi. Through NTSE, talented students are honoured and helped by
providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship.
On the basis of
the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded all over India to
each student appearing for Class VIII examinations. Awardees of National Talent
Search Examination will receive a sum of Rs. 500/- per month as per rules.
For the courses in Basic sciences, Social Sciences
and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional
courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law, this assistance is given
only up to Post Graduation. For the selection year 2009, NCERT will conduct the
National Talent Search Examination only for the students of Class-VIII.
Each State / Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific
number of candidates for the Stage-II examination. However, there will be no
State / Union Territory quota for the final award of Scholarship after the
Stage-II examination. For Rajasthan, the State quota for Class VIII is 215
15% scholarships will be reserved for students
belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST
category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.
Selection Procedure :
There will be a two-stage selection process for
the award of scholarship. For Stage-I, selection will be done by States / UTs
through a written examination. Students who qualify Stage-I will be eligible to
appear for Stage-II examination conducted by NCERT. The Stage-II examination
consists of a written examination conducted at National level, the qualified
students of which will have to appear for an Interview. The final award of
scholarship shall be declared on the basis of both the National level written
examination and the interview.
Students of Class-VIII studying in recognized
schools are eligible to appear Stage-I examination conducted by the States / UTs
in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
Pattern of Examination :
Stage-I examination at the State / UT level will comprise two parts,
namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
covering Social Science, Science and Mathematics. Each test (MAT & SAT) will be
of 90 minutes duration and will comprise of 90 objective questions.
Stage-II examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental
Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social
Science, Science and Mathematics, (c) Interview. Each test (MAT & SAT) will be
of 90 minutes duration and will comprise of 90 Objective questions. Only those
students who qualify the Written Examination at the National Level will be
invited for interview.
Both the Written Examinations (at the State as
well as National level) will comprise of Objective Questions (Multiple Choice)
only. There will be no negative marking.
Syllabus is available with application form.
Application forms can be downloaded from NCERT website. All correspondence
related to application forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers
whose addresses are given on the website. The completed application forms duly
signed by the Principal of the school should be submitted to the Liaison Officer
before the last date.
Examination Fee : States and Union
Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I
examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for the Stage-II
Important Dates :
Last Date for Submission of Application form in month of August.
Stage-I-Examination in Rajasthan will be held in second or third week of
Stage-II-National Level Examination will be held in second week of May.
of Results :
Results of the
Stage-I : Examination will be announced by the respective State Governments /
Union Territories. Result of Stage-II examination (National Level) will be
announced by NCERT.
details Contact at:
Department of Educational Measurement & Evaluation
NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi - 110016
For Examination enquiry : Tel. No. : 011-26560464
For Scholarship enquiry : Tel. No. : 011-26562704
Fax : 011-06515382
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