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National Talent Search Examination - 1000 Scholarships.

To encourage and develop the talent in young Indian students the central government started NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) in 1963. National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) executes it’s exam and manage it’s affairs.

Total Scholarships: 1000 (SC- 15%, ST- 7.5%, PH-3%) of each Rs.500/-

Only 10th Class students of recognized state government schools, central schools and regular students of CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools are eligible to write this exam.
The ambition of NTSE is to recognize talented students and develop them while supporting economically. Until the last year 2011 the exam was conducted for both 8th class and 10th class students.  But from this year (2012) NTSE exam is limited to 10th class students only.

How long this scholarship will continue?
If he continues his studies he will receive NTSE scholarship up to Doctorate level. The scholarship will be sent to the address mentioned in the application.

NTSE Examination Notification
The exam notice is published every year in the month of July or August. Stage-1 exam is held in November and Stage-2 exam is held in May in the next year.

Exam Centers
Stage-1 exam is held in all the district centers of the states. But Stage-2 exam is decided later by NCERT.

Examination Languages:
The National Talent Search Examination is conducted in English, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi and in Bengali languages.

Selection Process
The National Talent Search Examination is held in 2 stages. Stage-1 – this is state level exam. Student can attend in the pre-decided centers of the states.  Qualified students of Stage-1 examination shall have to appear for stage-2 examination.

Stage-1 Exam System (State Level Talent Search Examination)
It is an objective type examination consisting two parts. A. mental ability test (MAT) for 90 marks – 90 questions in 90 minutes. Part-B Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for 90 marks – 90 questions in 90 minutes. Each question carries out 1 mark. Exam evaluation is done by state government exam department.

Part-A: analysis, Classification, Series, Coding – decoding, Block assembly, Problem solving etc.

Part-B: 10th class syllabus at state level i.e. History, Civics, Geography, Economics, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology etc.

Stage-1 results are declared by State Examination Department. The selected candidate’s results will be sent to their address.

Stage-2: National Level Talent Search Examination
The stage-2 NTSE exam is conducted in the same pattern as was in Stage-1.  Part-A (MAT) and Part-B (SAT).

Questions will be from the NCERT 9th to 11th social studies and science subjects. The results are declared by NCERT.

How to Apply:
Students willing to apply for National Talent Search Examination Program can obtain the application forms from the office of the District Educational Officer. The same can be downloaded from the websites of Board of Secondary Education or NCERT too. 10th class Students should carefully fill up the application forms and send them to the office of the DEO after attested by the Head Master or Principal of their school. The exam venue and date is later informed by DEO to the schools.

Important Dates for the National Talent Search Examination 2013.
Last Date of Application: 31st August, 2012
Stage-1 Examination: 18th November, 2012
Stage-2 Examination: 12th May, 2013.

Websites for NTSE