NCERT-National Talent Search Examination 2005

National Council Of Educational Research and Training-National Talent Search Examination 2005


National Council Of Educational Research and Training


National Council Of Educational Research and Training-National Talent Search Examination 2005

IMPORTANT NOTE: This advertisement is just to create awareness among class X students and public throught the country. Three separate advertisements are given in newspapers, one for North-Eastern Region, one for Eastern, Northern & Central Region and one for Southern Region.

For any enquiry, please contact Liaison officer of the concerned State / UT, whose addresses are given in the advertisement released in the Employment News dates 12th june & in the same Newspaper dated June 10,2004

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Scheme: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) awards 1000 Scholarships with a provision of 150 for Scheduled Castes and 75 for Scheduled Tribes to the talented students of Class X each year thorugh its National Talent Search Scheme and then nurture the talent by way of providing financial assistance in the form of both monthly Scholarship and annual book grant. The awardees continue to receive the scholarships upto Ph.D. level for pursuing their education in basic sciences and social sciences including Commerce and Law and up to second-degree level for pursuing professional courses like engineering, medicine and management.

Selection Procedure:It is two-stage selection procedure. At first stage, selection is done by individual states/UTs through a written examination. Those candidates, who qualify at the first level examination are only eligible to appear for the second level examination conducted by NCERT

Eligibility: The andidates studying in class X in a recognized school as a regular student in a State/UT are eligible to appear at the State level examination from the state in which the school is located.No domicile restriction is imposed. However, they may lay down their own norms for appearing in hte examination.

Fees: State /UT may impose any fee for examination and / or for application form. NCERT does not charge any fee for second stage examination.

Examination: The written examination has two parts : Part I - Mental Ability Test (MAT), Part- II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) which contains items from Science, Social Sciences and Mathematics of class IX and X standard at both the stages. At second stage, face-to-face interview is also held for stipulated number of candidates who qualify the written examination.

Application Form: The Application forms are available with Liaison Officers (LOs) of the agencies of the states/UTs in which the student is studying.The filled in forms will be submitted to the Liaison Officers through Principals of the school. The addresses of the agencies, which were involved in conducting NTS examination 2004, are given below.(Normally offices of LOs remain same). Last date of submission of application form will be at least 60 days before the date of examination. However, states /UTs will announce their last date separately. NCERT does not supply any application form

Indian Students Studying Abroad: The students studying abroad can also complete for talent search award under certain conditions and can appear directly at the second level examination conducted by the Department of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, NCERT. The request, written on plain paper along with attesed copy of class IX mark sheet, must reach the Head, DEME byMarch 31, 2005 through Head ofthe Institution where the candidate is studying.

Date of Examinations:

State Level: MIzoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland = 27th November 2004 (Saturday)

All other States and UTs = 28th November 2004 (Sunday)

National Level: All States and UTs 8th May 2005 (Sunday)

Disclaimer: The public at large is warned that the NCERT has not authorized or approved similar other tests conducted by any other agencies for issue of certificates or award of scholarships and bears no responsibility whatsoever for them.

For more details and List of Addresses of Liaison Officers list please refer Employment News 12-18 June 2004


National Council Of Educational Research and Training-National Talent Search Examination 2005