Aug 09,2012: Applications have been invited by National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016 from students studying in Class X towards National Talent Search Scheme of Academic Year 2013.
The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture their talent. The scheme, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. For the courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation.
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.
Scholarships: On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month.\
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.
Selection: The pattern of written examination for Class X will be as follows:
+Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
+Stage II examination at the National level will comprise of (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Application Form: Candidates may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form. However, application form can be downloaded from website link: www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/pdf_files/application_form.pdf
The completed application form should be signed by Principal of the school. The candidate/Principal of the school must confirm the last date for submission of Application Form and where to submit it from the State/ UT liaison officer whose addresses are given in the link: www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/pdf_files/Regionwise_%20List.pdf
Dates for Submission of Application Form and conduct of examination are given below: Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 31st August, 2012
Stage I (State):
Exam in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 17th November, 2012
Exam in All other States and Union Territories: 18th November, 2012
Stage II (National): Examination in All States and Union Territories: 12th May, 2013