Location : All India
Category : Class X
Last Date of application: Depends
Stage I Exams in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and Andaman : 2015-11-07
Stage I Exams in Rest of India: 2015-11-08
Stage II Exams: 2016-05-08
TheNational Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent.
About One thousand scholarships are awarded for difference stages of education as follows:
Scholarship Amount : (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.
Scholarship Duration : Class 10 to PhD
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.
Selection Criteria :
Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs and those who qualify Stage- I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT.
Marks needed to qualify :
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.
Details about the exam :
The pattern of written examination will be as follows: • Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) (b) Language Test (LT) and (c) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). • The pattern of stage II will be as under: Paper-I - Mental Ability Test (MAT)- 50 - 50 - 45 Paper-II - Language Test (LT) English/Hindi - 50 - 50- 45 Paper-Ill - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - 100 -100 - 90 At Stage-II (National Level), there will be negative marking in each paper. For each wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.