The National Talent Search Examination [NTSE] with the view to identify the natural talent of students in Class X conducts two-level examinations: Stage I and Stage II.
It provides scholarships to different stages of Education from Class X to Ph.D. NTSE has announced the schedule for Stage-I selection, which will be done by state/UTs for the purpose of Stage II examination, to be conducted by NCERT.
NTSE invites all eligible Class X students for the recognized schools to appear for the Stage I examination, in the prescribed schools. The invitation to appear for the examination has no domicile restrictions. Those under Open Distance Learning [ODL] are also eligible for this scholarship.
The pattern of the Stage I 2019-2020 examination will be written and it will comprise of two papers:
|Papers||Exams/Tests||No. of Questions||No. of Marks||Duration|
|Paper I||Mental Ability Test [MAT]||100||100||120 min|
|Paper-II||Scholastic Aptitude Test [SAT]||100||100||120 min|
For any changes to the above-stated information, students are requested to check the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.
Listed below are a few important dates for Stage I and Stage II:
|Stage I [State]||Last Date for Submission of Application Form||To be notified by the respective state and may vary from state to state|
|Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands||2nd November 2019[Saturday]|
|Examination in all other states and Union Territories except above and blow mentioned 9 States/UTs||3rd Nov 2019[Sunday]|
|Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir||17th Nov 2019 [Sunday]|
|Stage II [National]||Examination in All States and Union Territories||10th May 2020 [Sunday]|
For further details on the Fees for the Examination, how to apply, eligibility, check the official website of NCERT.