National Talent Search Examination 2014
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a scholarship program held at national level in India to identify students with high academic and intellect talent. This NTSE scheme is a flagship started in 1963 by the NCERT. It is one of the prominent exams and the scheme is open to students of Indian nationality.
The aim of this exam is to recognize the talented students and motivate their talent. Talent refers to the possibility that marks itself in a high level of performance in any specialized areas. This scheme covers different areas such as Social Science, Mathematics, Law, Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. This year NCERT is conducting this National Talent Search Examination for the students studying in X Std.
Scholarship: As per the conducted examination, 1000 scholarships shall be rewarded. Following are the amount of scholarships:
- A scholarship of amount Rs. 1250/- every month for Class XI and XII
- A scholarship of amount Rs. 2000/- every month for undergraduates and post graduates
- The amount of scholarship for Ph. D will be fixed according to the UGC norms
Selection: For the selection of students, there shall be two stages. The selection for stage- I will be done by Union Territories or States by the means of written examination. The students those who clear Stage- I is eligible for Stage- II examination which will be conducted by NCERT.
Examination: The examination pattern for the two Stages will be as follows:
Stage-I: This examination will be held at Union Territories or States level and will comprise of two parts that is Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with Language Comprehensive Test.
Stage- II: The stage II examination will be conducted at National Level and will comprise of three parts that is Mental Ability Test (MAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with Language Comprehensive Test and Interview.
Note: Only for the students those who have cleared the written examination at the National Level.
Results: The Stage-I results will be declared by the respective Union Territories/ State Governments whereas the Stage-II results will be declared by NCERT.
How to Apply: Interested students may contact Union Territory or State association officer for getting the application form. The application form is to be signed by the school principle and is to be submitted to address provided.
Address: National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016
Last date for submitting application form: 31.08.2014
Stage I Examination Dates-
- In Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 1.11.2014
- In All other States and Union Territories: 2.11.2014
Stage II Examination in all States and Union Territories: 10.05.2015
For further details you can visit NCERT website (www.ncert.nic.in). If there is any query, feel free to share it with us through your comments.