State Level National Talent Search Examination (SLNTSE) 2016


scertNational Talent Search Examination (NTSE) started in the Year 1963. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture them. This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X.

Scholarships: On the basis of National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be as under:
a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for Class –XI to XII.
b) Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
Eligibility to appear in the examination:• Scored grade B2 and above or 61% and above marks in Class IX examination (
in the academic session 2015-16) and has been promoted to class X (in the academic session 2016-17). 5% relaxation in marks for reserved category
• Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is
below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of the particular year), the student is not employed and she/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time.
Examination: The pattern of written examination will be as follows:
• Mental Ability Test (MAT)- 50  Questions, Duration-45 Minutes
•Language Test (LT)-50  Questions (Qualifying Nature),Duration-45 Minutes
•Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) -100  Questions,Duration-90 Minutes
Reservation: As per State norms including 3 % reservation for physically challenged Group of students.
Selection: There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage–I selection is done by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Sector 32, UT Chandigarh through a written examination. Top ten students from amongst the eligible candidates (as per the reservation policy of UT Chandigarh) who qualify Stage-I will be recommended to appear for Stage II examination conducted by NCERT.
Application Form: Application Forms can be collected from the office of Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Sector 32, UT Chandigarh or can be downloaded from the website of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Sector-32, Chandigarh i.e. www:// All correspondence relating to application
form and other details should be addressed to the State Liaison Officer– Mrs. Mamta Sharma.
The completed application form duly signed by the Principal of the school should be submitted to the Director, SCERT
before the last date i.e. 31st August 2016.
Announcement of Results: Result of the State Level NTSE will be announced by SCERT in the last week of December2016.
Important Dates:

Last Date of Submission of Application Form    :   31st August, 2016

                                       Date of Examination    :   06 November, 2016

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