National Talent Search (NTS) Examination 2019-20

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National Talent Search (NTS) Examination 2019-20
Applications are invited from the intending students studying in Class -X for the State Level of National Talent Search (NTS) Examination for the year 2019-20 sponsored by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), New Delhi.

About the Scheme:
National Talent Search scheme is a flagship activity of National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT). The purpose of the scheme is to identify the talented students and nurture their talent on the basis of examination conducted. Scholarship will be awarded as per NCERT Rules.

•About two thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
•Scholarship of 1250/- per month for Class XI to XII. •Scholarship of 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
•The scholarship amount for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms

•There will be two stage selection processes for award of scholarship.
•Stage-I (State Level), selection will be done by State /UTs and those who qualify Stage-I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II (National Level) examination, conducted by NCERT.
•State level qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 32% in each paper

Selection Test:
•A written examination will be held on 3rd November, 2019 for selection of candidates under the NTS Scheme.
•There are two papers. Paper I – Mental Ability Test (MAT): 100 marks, Paper II – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): 100 marks.
•This is OMR based exam. Marking each item in both the tests shall carry one mark each. There will be no negative marking in either of the tests.

•Assam State quota is 205
•15% Scholarship will be reserved for students belonging SC category.
•7.5% Scholarship will be reserved for students belonging SC category and
•4% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.
•27% for students belonging OBC category (Non-Creamy Layer)

Important Date:
•Last date of apply is 10th of October, 2019.
•Date of Examination is on 3rd November/2019. Sunday).
•E-admit Card will be issue from 15th October, 2019 onwards

•Students of Class-X studying in Government, Local Body, Govt. Aided, Private Schools are eligible to appear in the examination.

How to apply & deposit fee:
•The application process of National Talent Search (NTS) Examination has made ONLINE method only. Applicants have to be paid the exam fee through Debit/Credit card, online SBI through the Website: Payment gateway on or before 10th October, 2019.

E-admit Card:
•E-admit Card for the candidate will be available online. The candidate may download his/her admit card by putting his/her application number or name on or after 15th October’ 2019. If any candidate fails to submit required information or deposit required fee, their application will be rejected and no admit card will issued against them.

Examination Fee:
•Rs.250/- per student for General Category.
•Rs.200/- per student for SC/ST Category.

Office Address:
Examination & Training (ET) Branch
Directorate of Secondary Education Assam
Kahilipara, Guwahati – 781019.
Mail ID:
Ph. No. 94357-76767 (for exam & scholarship inquary only)