(Notification) National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2016
THE NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION for the students studying abroad 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),
however, the students studying abroad are exempted for State Level Stage-I of
NTS examinations as per NTS Scheme.
Scholarships: About One thousand scholarships are awarded for
different stages of education as follows:
(a) Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
(c) Amount of
Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
If a candidate is selected, the scholarship shall be paid for pursuing
studies in India only.
Reservation: 15% for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students
belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.
Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from
General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 35%
in each paper.
Language Test Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for
Language Test will not be counted for final merit.
||No. of Questions
||No. of Marks
||Duration (in minutes)
||Mental Ability Test (MAT)
||Language Test (LT) English/Hindi
||Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1
How to Apply:
Details of the exam are also available on NCERT website (www.ncert.nic.in).
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 through post latest by February 29th,
Instructions for Indian Students Studying Abroad
1. Use Legal (8.5” x 14”) size paper for taking print.
filled in application forms are liable to be rejected.
3. The Indian Students
Studying Abroad should fill the relevant items of the application forms and
should forward it to NCERT along with Class IX mark sheet latest by February 29,
2016 for consideration.
4. Please mention the name of State/ UT, where the
candidate wants to appear in the national level NTS examination, in the covering
5. Applicants are requested to refer/consult the application form,
published by the States/ UTs, for caste category reservation. Some options of
Caste Category (like OBC, Other 1 and Other 2), given in the form are applicable
for the State/ UT only. No reservation will be given against these categories by
the NCERT in the national level examination.
6. NCERT is not responsible, if
any other item, which is not given in the common application form, has been
included by the State/UT.
- Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 29th February 2016
- Date of Examination: 08th May, 2016 (Sunday) at 36 centres only