The National Talent Search Examination is conducted for students studying in Class X to identify the brightest minds.
1. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage I (which is state level) and those who qualify appear for Stage II (which is national level).
2. Qualifying Marks for general category is 40% and for reserved category is 35%
Stage I Exam Pattern: Comprise of two part, (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Stage II Exam Pattern:
|Paper 1||Mental Ability Test (MAT)||50||50||45|
|Paper 2||Language Test (LT) English/HIndi||50||50||45|
|Paper 3||Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100||100||90|
There is negative marking applicable for Stage II, for every wrong answer, one-third marks are deducted
All students of Class X studying in recognised schools are eligible to appear for Stage I examination.
Students under Open Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible provided the student is below the age of 18 years, not employed and the student must be appearing for Class X for the first time.
Every year around 1000 scholarships are awarded for different stages of education:
|Class XI and XII||1,250|
|Undergraduates and Post-graduates||2,000|
|PhD.||Fixed with UGC norms|
Reservation - SC (15%), ST (7.5%) and Physically Challenged (3%)