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Applications started for NTSE - National Talent Search Examination

Published on : 08-Aug-2019 Powered by

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has invited applications from Class X students for selection for grant of National Talent Search Scholarships.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established by the Government of India in the year 1961 with a view to bringing about qualitative improvement in school education in the country. No sooner the Council was set up than it mounted a number of programmes in this direction. One such programme was to identify and nurture the talented students. This programme took up the shape of a scheme called National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) in the year 1963 which provided for the identification of talented students and awarding them with scholarships.

The scholarship under the present scheme awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in science and social science up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfillment of the conditions provided in this brochure.

Scholarships : Total 2000 scholarships are offered

1. Higher Secondary level Rs. 1250/- p.m.

2. Graduate and Post Graduate Rs. 2000/- p.m.

3. For Ph.D. degree (four years) As per UGC norms

Reservation : 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 27% for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with benchmark disabilities.

Two stage exam : The State/Union Territory will prepare a merit list of the candidates ensuring the minimum qualifying marks in both the tests separately. These marks are 40 per cent in the case of General and OBC category candidates and 32 per cent in the case of SC/ST/physically challenged candidates.

Imp Note on exam dates

Stage 1 Exam

Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar island : 2 Nov 2019

Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi, J&K : 17 Nov 2019

All other States and Union Territories : 3 Nov 2019

Stage 2 Exam (all States & Union Territories) : 10 May 2020

Prospectus / Details : Get detailed information and prospectus HERE

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