NCERT NTSE National Talent Search Exam 2020 Stage II National Level Notification

NCERT NTSE National Talent Search Exam 2020 Notification for NTS Scholarships

NCERT NTSE National Talent Search Examination 2020 Stage II National Level Notification/ NCERT NTSE Scholarship Exam 2020, NTSE Scholarships Exam - NTSE SAT, MAT Exam 2020: Stage I State Level NTSE Exam date and Stage II National Level NTSE Exam date- National Talent Search Examination 2020 notification has been given by the National Council of Educational Research and Training. The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels:- Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National Level).

NCERT, NTSE,National Talent Search Exam

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National-Level Scholarship Program at the Secondary School level to identify and recognise students with high intellect and academic talent. NTSE is conducted every year at Two levels - Stage-I (State Level), conducted by the States/Union Territories and Stage-II (National Level), conducted by NCERT. The objective of the two-tier examination is to identify the talented students who have a special aptitude for Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences and questions based on Analytical Reasoning. The NTSE (2019-20)Stage-I was held on November 3, 2019 and NTSE(2019-20) Stage-II is scheduled for May 10, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for Stage-II:
*Students, securing 80% marks or above in the State level exam, are eligible for the Stage-II to be held by NCERT at National level.
*Around 4000 students are shortlisted for the National level NTSE across the country.
*All students who secure the minimum required marks at Stage-II, are eligible for the scholarship program.

NCERT Stage II Exam Date: The National Talent Search Stage-II Examination scheduled on 10th May 2020 (Sunday) in all the States/UTs

NTS Stage-II Examination Provisional Result 2019:..... 
Scores of MAT, SAT and Language Test of NTSE 2019:
Scores of MAT, SAT and Language Test of NTSE-2019

About One thousand (2000)  scholarships are awarded for difference stages of education as follows:
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.

a) 15% for students belonging to the SC category,
b) 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and
c) 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

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.

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 s/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time.

Selection Process:
Stage I State Level NTSE Exam: Stage-I selection will be done by States/UTs  and
Stage II National Level NTSE Exam: those who qualify Stage- I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT.

Scheme of Examination/Exam Patten:
The pattern of written examination will be as follows:
1. The pattern of Stage I examination at the State/UT' level will comprise of two parts, namely
a) Mental Ability Test (MAT)
b) Language Test (LT) and
c) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

2. The pattern of stage II examination will be as under:
PaperTestNo. of QuestionsNo.of MarksDuration
(in minutes)
Paper-IMental  Ability Test (MAT)505045
Paper-IILanguage  Test (LT) English/Hindi 50 50 45
Paper-IIIScholastic   Aptitude  Test (SAT)10010090

At Stage-II (National Level), there will be negative marking in each paper. For each wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

Qualifying Marks:
Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 35% in each paper.

Language Test Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit.

Application Form:
Candidates may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form.

How to Apply:
The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school much before the last date of submission. The candidate as well as the Principal of the school must adhere to the last date for submission of the Application Form. Different states may have different last dates for submission. Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted. The State wise contact of the liaison officers are given below and are also available in the NCERT website All queries related to application form should be directed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs). No application should be sent to NCERT.

States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for Stage-I Examination and also the mode of payment from the respective State.Liaison Officers (LOs). However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination.

Indian Students Studying Abroad in Class X can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure which is available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up 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 February 28th, 2018. Application Form for students study abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October, 2018. Announcement for Indian Students Studying Abroad will be announced separately.

Note: 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.

Modifications in NTSE Stage II Examination to be conducted on 10-05-2020
In continuation to the Council's Notification regarding conduct of National Talent Search Examination 2020 placed on the NCERT website on 31.07.2018. All the candidates and the general public is hereby informed that as per the decision of review committee of NTS Examination held on 30.10.2018 there will be modifications in the Stage-II examination to be conducted on 10-06-2020 with respect to number of papers, number of questions, areas to be tested, time for testing and the practice of negative marking. Details are specified as given below;

1. There will be not any paper on Language Test.
2. Reporting Time for Candidates: 09-00 hrs at the Examination Center
3. Admit Cards will be auto-generated. Successful/Recommended candidates of Stage- I Examination will be informed separately about the process of downloading the admit cards.
Examination Date Paper Test Timings Number of Questions Number of Marks Time Duration Qualifying Marks Remarks
10.05.2020 (In all the States/
UTs of the country)
Paper- I Mental Ability Test ( MAT) 0930 to 1130 hrs (All candidates except Visually Challenged Candidates) 100 100 120 Minutes 32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for General Category in both papers. No Negative Marking in both the papers.

- Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit.

-Selection of the awardee will be made on the basis of total Marks scored in MAT & SAT based on merit.
09-30 to 12-00 hrs (Only Visually Challenged Candidates)
Paper -II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1330 Hrs to 1530 hrs (All candidates except Visually Challenged Candidates) 100
(Science- 40, Mathematics-20,
Social Sciences - 40)
100 120 Minutes
13-30 to 16-00 hrs (Only Visually Challenged Candidates

NTSE Stage II Exam Date: 10-05-2020

Important Dates:
Dates for submission of application form and conduct of examination, are given below:
StageAreaTentative   Dates
Last Date for Submission of Application  FormTo be notified  by the respective State and it may vary from state to state
Examination  in  Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland  and Andaman  and Nicobar Islands
Examination  in  All other States and Union Territories3rd  November, 2019
Examination  in All   States  and Union Territories10th May 2020

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