(National council of Educational Research & Training)
This is the exam which is meant for the students of class 10th is to identify the Nurture Talent. It is conducted every year at two levels: State Level (Stage-I) & National Level (Stage-II).
In this education sector around one thousand Scholarships are awarded for different stages which are as follows:
(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. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs and those who are selected/recommended 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) categories it is 40% in each paper. Important
Dates for submission of application form and conduct of examination, are given below:
|Stage-I (State)||Last Date for Submission of Application Form||To be notified by the respective state & it may vary from state to state|
|Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland & Andaman and Nicobar Islands||3rd November, 2018 (Saturday)|
|Examination in All Other States & Union Territories except West Bengal||4th November, 2018 (Sunday)|
|West Bengal||18th November, 2018 (Sunday)|
|Stage-II (National)||Examination in All States & Union Territories||12th May, 2019 (Sunday)|
Duration of The Examination:
|Paper||Test||No. of Questions||No. of Marks||Duration in Minutes|
|Paper -I||Mental Ability Test (MAT)||100||100||120|
|Paper-II||Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100||100||120|
|*If there is any change in pattern for Srtage-II Examinatyion then the same will be communicated later on through NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in. Candidates are advised to keep track of updates on NCERT website.|
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 negative marking in Stage-II examination.
Application Form: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form.
The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school much before the last date of submission. 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 address and contact number of the Liaison Officer of the States/UTs are available (State-wise) in the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in. All queries related to application form should be directed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs). No application should be sent to NCERT.
States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination.
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 December 31, 2018. Application Form for students studying abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October, 2018. Announcement for students of Indian nationality studying abroad will be announced separately.