Friday, 4 December 2015

THE NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION for the students studying abroad in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National Level), however, the students studying abroad are exempted for State Level Stage-I of NTS examinations as per NTS Scheme.

Scholarships: About One thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows: (a) Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
(b) Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

Eligibility for Scholarship: If a candidate is selected, the scholarship shall be paid for pursuing studies in India only.

Reservation: 15% for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 35% in each paper. Language Test Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit.

Important Dates: National Level Stage-II NTS Exam Dates
Last Date for Submission of Application Form 29th February 2016
Date of Examination 08th May, 2016 (Sunday) at 36 centres only in India

The pattern of stage II Examination will be as under:
Paper          Test                                         No. of Questions No. of Marks Duration (in minutes)
Paper-I     Mental Ability Test (MAT)              50                          50                      45
Paper-II    Language Test (LT) English/Hindi  50                          50                       45
Paper-III Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)           100                     100                      90

At Stage-II (National Level) Exam, there will be negative marking in each paper. For each wrong answer 1/3rd marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Indian Students Studying Abroad in Class X can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed by the NCERT website. Details of the exam are also available on NCERT website ( Candidates may fill up the Application Form, available on the NCERT website and send to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of previous examination through post latest by February 29th, 2016.

Further details and registration form click here


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