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NTSE 2020 National Talent Search Exam Notification, dates

NCERT NTSE 2020 - National Talent Search Exam for Class 10 Dates, Application form, Eligiblity

NTSE 2020 - The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National Level).

This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) in coordination with states for students studying in Class X. NTSE 2020 in all States and Union Territories will be conducted on 02nd November in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Island, 3rd November in all other states and Union Territories and 17 November 2019 in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir. NTSE 2020 Stage II (National Level) will be held on10th May 2020

 

Also See : Centre increased NTSE Scholarship numbers from 1000 to 2000

 

NTSE 2020 Important Dates

  1. Candidates may fill up the application form, available on the NCERT website and send it to the undersigned latest by 31st December 2019
  2. Application Form for students studying abroad will be uploaded on NCERT Website in the month of October 2019

Stage-I (State)

  1. Last Date for Submission of Application Form: To be notified by the respective State and it may vary from state to state
  2. Exam in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands: 02nd November 2019 (Saturday)
  3. Exam in All other States and Union Territories except above & below mentioned 9 States/UTs: 03rd November 2019 (Sunday)
  4. Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir: 17th November 2019 (Sunday)

Stage-II (National)

  1. Examination in All States and Union Territories: 10th May 2020 (Sunday)

Scholarship Details

  1. About One thousand (1000) scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
    1. Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII
    2. Scholarships of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post graduates
  2. Amount of Scholarship for PhD be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms

 

Also See : Scholarships

 

Eligibility Criteria for NTSE 2020

  1. 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 is no domicile restriction for students
  2. Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is below the age 18 years (as on 01st July of the particular year), the student is not employed and she is appearing in Class X examination for the first time

 

Also See : Full Form of NTSE

 

Selection Process

  1. 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

NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

  1. The pattern of written examination will be as follows:
  2. Stage I  and II Examination will comprise of two parts, namely
    1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
    2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Stage- I & II Pattern

  1. Examination at the States/UT level will comprise of two papers i.e.
  2. Paper-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT) - 100 No. of Questions; 100 No. of Marks; Duration: 120 Minutes
  3. Paper-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - 100 No. of Questions; 100 No. of Marks; Duration: 120 Minutes
  4. There will be no negative marking in State-II examination

Qualifying Marks

  1. Qualifying marks for candidates from General Category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST and PH is 32% in each paper
  2. Language Test Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit

Reservation

  1. At the National Level for State-II Exam15% for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and 27% for students belonging to OBC category (Non-Creamy Layer) as per central list available on www.ncbe.nic.in/user/pannel/centralliststateview.aspx and 4% for Physically Challenged Group of Students, with benchmark disabilities of which, one percent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b), and (c) and one per cent for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (d) and (e) namely:
  2. blindness and low vision (BLV);
  3. deaf and hard of hearing (DH);
  4. locomotor disability including curable palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfish, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy (LD)
  5. autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness (AID)
  6. multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability (MD)

 

NTSE 2020 Application Form

  1. You may contact the State/ UT Liaison officer for procuring application form
  2. The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the School much before the last date of submission. The candidates 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
  3. Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted
  4. The State wise contact of the Liaison officers are given below and are also available in the NCERT Website www.ncert.nic.in

Fee Details

  1. States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I Exam. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for Stage-I exam and also the mode of payment from the respective State Liaison Officers (LOs)
  2. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II Exam
  3. Indian Students Studying Abroad in Class X can appear directly for Stage-II NTS Exam under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure which is available on the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in
  4. 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 exam, latest by 31st December 2019
  5. Application Form for students studying abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October 2019
  6. Announcement for students of Indian Nationality studying abroad will be announced separately
  7. For the addresses and phone numbers of Liaison Officers of other States and UTs, visit the NCERT Website www.ncert.nic.in

 

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), New Delhi

National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016, Website www.ncert.nic.in