The National Council of Educational Research and Training has released the official dates for the National Talent Search Examination.NTSE stage -1 exam will commence from December 12, 2020. Class 10 students will have the opportunity to sit for the examination. The examination is being conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (State Level) and Stage- II (National Level).
Stage-I, Selection will be done by State/UTs and those who are selected from Stage-I examination will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT. Qualifying marks for candidates from SC/ST/PH category is 32% in each paper and for others (General/OBC & EWS) categories it is 40% in each paper.
NTSE 2020- Important Dates
All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage-1 examination. There will be no domicile restriction. Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible. The student must be appearing in the Class X examination for the first time.
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The pattern of written examination will be as follows:
Stage-I Examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two papers i.e.,
There will be no negative marking in the Stage-1 examination.
The student must contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring the application form. Candidates may fill up the Application Form, available on the NCERT website, and send along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of the previous examination, at latest by 28th February 2021.
The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school. No application should be sent to NCERT.
A total of two thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
(a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/ per month for Class XI to XII.
(b) Scholarship of.RS.200/ per month for Undergraduates and Postgraduates.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed, following the UGC norms.
Recently, NCERT has announced the list of successful candidates for availing scholarship facility. All OBC students are required to submit their caste certificate as shown in the given picture. Check the official notice here.
Students will be notified from States and Union Territories about the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.