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National Talent Search Examination 2012-13

Eligibility:  Class Xthstudents
2 stage competition
Stage 1: Last date : 31stAugust
Stage 1 exam: State level:  17th- 18thNovember 2012
Stage 2 exam: National level: 12thMay 2013

Award: 1000 scholarships of 500 p.m.

Application form:

National Talent Search Scheme started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme is to identify
talented students and nurture them. This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search
Examination for students studying in Class X.

1. Scholarships: On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships
will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month.

2. Reservation: 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.

3. Selection: There will be two-stage selection process for 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



5. Eligibility: All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear
for the Stage -I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are
located. There will be no domicile restriction.

6. Examination: The pattern of written examination for Class X will be as follows:
· Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely (a)
Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
· Stage II examination at the National level will comprise of (a) Mental Ability Test
(MAT), (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

7. State Quotas: Each State/Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a
specific number of candidates for the Stage II examination, the details of which will be
made available on NCERT website. However, there will be no State/Union Territory
Quota for the final award of scholarship after the Stage II examination.

8. Application Form: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring
application form. However, application form can be downloaded from NCERT website
<> also.

9. The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school. The
candidate as well as the Principal of the school must adhere to the last date for
submission of the Application Form. Different states may have different last dates for
submission. Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the
completed forms are to be submitted. The State wise contact of the liaison officers are
given below and are also available in the NCERT website All queries
related to application form should be directed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs). No
application should be sent to NCERT.

10. Fees: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the
Stage-I examination. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find
out the fees charged for Stage-I Examination and also the mode of payment from the
respective State Liaison Officers (LOs). However, NCERT does not charge any fee for
Stage-II examination.

11. Announcement of Results: Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the
respective State Governments/ Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be
announced by NCERT.

12. Indian Students Studying Abroad in class X can appear directly for Stage II NTS
Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure which is available on the
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, latest by March 31, 2013.
Educational Survey Division
National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

Disclaimer: NCERT has not authorized or approved tests conducted by any other
agencies for issue of certificates or award of scholarships and bears no responsibility
whatsoever for them.


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Educational Survey Division
National Council of Educational Research &amp; Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

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