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NCERT National Talent Search Examination 2010
Last Date : 31.08.2009

NCERT National Talent Search Examination
National Council of Educational Research and Training Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016

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. The scheme, therefore, 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. From the selection year 2010, the NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class VIII only.

1. Scholarships:
On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations. 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 each in respect of the class VIII.

3. Selection:
There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For 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. The States/UTs will also conduct the selection test for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme along with the Stage-I written examination for NTS.

Important Dates: Dates for Submission of Application Form and conduct of examination are given below:

Stage Area Dates

Stage I (State) Last Date for Submission of Application Form – 31 August, 2009

Area – Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 7 November, 2009 (Saturday)

Area – Examination in All other States and Union Territories- 8 November, 2009 (Sunday)

Stage II (National) – Examination in All States and Union Territories 9 May, 2010 (Sunday)

6. Eligibility:
Students of Class VIII studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the respective Class VIII Stage I examination conducted by the States/UTs in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.

7. Examination:
The pattern of written examination for Class VIII will be as follows:

• Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

• Stage II examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics, (c) Interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination at the National Level will be invited for interview.

8. 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. Reservation for SC, ST and physically challenged will be as notified in para 2 above.

9. Application Form
: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form. However, application form can be downloaded from NCERT website also. All correspondence relating to application forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the end/Website.

10. The completed application form duly signed by Principal of the school should be submitted to the LO/ concerned district official of the State before the last date.

11. Fees
: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required (refer NCERT website) which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for the Stage-II examination.

12. Announcement of Results:
Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the respective State Governments/ Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be announced by NCERT.

13. Indian Students Studying Abroad can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure for class VIII which is available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up relevant items of the Application Form available on the NCERT website and send to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of previous examination latest by March 15, 2010.

Department of Educational Measurement & Evaluation
National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

Disclaimer: NCERT has not authorized or approved tests conducted by any other agencies for issue of certificates or award of scholarships and bears no responsibility whatsoever for them.

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If you have questions, please ask below


  1. I want to participate in the Ntse exam for class 8th and FOR THAT I NEED THE APPLICATION FORMS

  2. Akankshya Panda says:

    Dear Sir,
    We require an on line application for NTSE examination 2010.
    Thanking you .
    Akankshya Panda
    AL-65,4th Street ,
    CHENNAI – 40

  3. Piyush Goyal says:

    I want application form for appearing in NTSE exam for class 8 th.

  4. Ravi Kumar says:

    I want application form for class 8th

  5. tushar says:

    i want application form for class 8th

  6. Dushyant says:

    i want to know wheather ntse plus dlp course’s form is similar to the form of NTSE only?????

  7. tanisha p rach says:

    i want to know that student of std 3 can nstse exame?

  8. RK Sharma says:

    Respected Sir,

    Good Morning,

    I want to know the all centres selected for NTSC Test for class 8th in the next month. I am a teacher and would like to refer some of the students for this test please.

    Please tell me the name, address and telephone numbers of the centres to enable our students to choose the nearest centre.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


    RK Sharma

  9. renjith c p says:

    Renjith cp,
    October 28, 2009 at 6:32 am

    I am a serving defence employee of Naval Armament Inspectorate, Naval Base, Kochi and my son Anuvind K G has applied for NTSE center at Kanjangad, Kannoor,as I received a transfer order to Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala ,Kannoor. Due to administrative problems my transfer is getting delayed and I want my son to write exam at Ernakulam as he is studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya II,Naval Base,Kochi.
    Request to send me the necessary procedures for the same or make an arrangement to change the examination center to any exam center at ernakulam.
    Thanking you sir,

    Yours faithfully,
    Renjith c p.

  10. venkatesh says:

    Good morning sir ,
    I am having my NCERT exam on this sunday .please send me the question paper of last year and this is very important as I hope I will get scholarship and it would be very useful to me!

  11. sachin says:

    I need plus one sample question papers of mathematic ,physics and chemistry

  12. paras says:

    I want question paper of class 8th(NCERT) of maths, science,english and hindi.

  13. Mayank kumar pandey says:

    Dear sir ,
    Good afternoon

    sir ,i have applied for ncert exam with all
    your required of the form with attestation
    of our principal at Bahadurgarh. Pl intimate
    of our form status and what time our examination
    is held from your side . Please intimate us for the
    same through mail .
    Thanking you
    your truly
    Mayank Kumar Pandey

  14. CHAITHRA T K says:


  15. AQSA N W says:

    AQSA N W says;
    MAY 26 2010 at 1:30 pm

  16. satya narayana says:

    Iam a student of INTER MEDIATE FIRST YEAR. Can a tenth class completed student can write this examination to join in polytechnic will govt offers this scheme to the student

  17. biju says:

    i request to send some more previous question papers for navodaya vidhyalaya entrance exam for class VI

  18. pooja surwase says:

    sir, i am a stdent in army school who has passed her class 10th with 93% and i wish to apply for the scholarship meant for such scorers, organized by ncert…… hope u suggest me some

  19. niranjan says:

    I want the previous 8th class(ncert) question paper

  20. Chnadrasekaran says:

    sir, I studying at VIII std I need national talent examinaition’s application and model question paper
    with regards,

  21. arihant lodha says:

    i want to take part in ntsc exam so i want an application form of class 10th

  22. yashi says:

    i want sample papers for ntse examination which will be hld in november

  23. shubham says:


  24. srinath says:

    I need a last year (2009) question paper of maths,physics, biology etc……………………………………..

  25. ponnu says:

    i want the question paper of ntse exam{2009}

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