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NCERT National Talent Search Examination 2012-13

Monday, July 30, 2012

/ Published by Simon L Infimate
National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme was to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas.

This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X

Scholarships: On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded

1. Scholarships: On the basis of the examination conducts, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for class-X examination. The amount of scholarship will be Rs 500/- per month as per NTS rules
2. Reservation: 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged group of students

3. Selection: There will be two stage selection process for award of scholarship

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 NCERT

4. Eligibility: 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 domicile restriction

Important Dates:

Dates for submission of application form and conduct of examination are given below

Stage-I (State)

Last date for submission of application form: 31st August, 2012

Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 17th November, 2012

Examination in all other states and Union Territories: 18th November, 2012

Stage-II (National)

Examination in all states and Union Territories: 12th May, 2013 (Sunday)

State Quotas: Each State/Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates for the Stage-II examination, the details of which will be made available on NCERT website

However, there will be no State/Union Territory quota for the final award of scholarship after the Stage-II examination

Application Form: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form

However, application form can be downloaded fro'm NCERT website also

The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the School

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 fr'om the Liaison Officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted

All queries related to application form should be directed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs)

No application should be sent to NCERT

Fees: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I examination

Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for Stage-I examination and also the mode of payment fro'm the respective State Liaison Officers (LOs)

However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination

For the addresses and phone numbers of Liaison Officers of other States and UTs, visit the NCERT Website:
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