Eligibility: Students of Class
VIII studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the respective
Class VIII Stage I examination conducted by the States/UTs in which the
schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
procedure: Application Forms can be downloaded from NCERT
All correspondence relating to Application Forms should be addressed to the
State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the Website.
The completed application form duly signed by Principal of the school should
be submitted to the LO before the last date.
States and Union Territories may notify the fee required (refer NCERT website)
which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge
any fee for the Stage-II examination.
There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage-I,
selection will be done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students who
qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by
Pattern The pattern of written examination for Class VIII will be as follows:
Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts,
namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.
Stage II examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test
(MAT), (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and
(c) Interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination at the
National Level will be invited for interview.
Indian Students Studying Abroad can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination
under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure for class VIII which is
available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up relevant items of 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 March