NTSE 2015 – 2016 : National Talent Search Exam for Class X

National Talent Search Scheme 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 (NTSE) in coordination with states for students studying in Class X. NTSE 2016 in all States and Union Territories will be conducted on 08 Nov 201522 Nov 2015

National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) 2015

First Stage National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is conducted by States and 2nd Stage is conducted by NCERT

Click Here for State Level National Talent Search Exam (NTSE).

Stage I Examination will be held on 08 Nov 2015 for the students presently studying In Class X.

Important Dates for NTSE 2016 Stage I (State Level)

  • Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 31 Aug 2015
  • Admit Cards to be issued from Sc.Branch: 01 Oct 2015

Important Dates for NTSE 2016 Stage II (National Level)

  • Examination in All States and Union Territories : TBA

Please note that dates may slightly vary from state to state.

NTSE Eligibility

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

NTSE 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.

NTSE Examination Pattern

The pattern of written examination for Class X 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.

NTSE Selection Process

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.

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

NTSE Reservation

  • 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category,
  • 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and
  • 1% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

NTSE Scholarships

On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be as uner:

  • Scholarship of Rs. 1250 per month for class XI & XII
  • Scholarship of Rs. 2000 per month for UG & PG
  • Scholarship for Ph.D will be fixed in accordance with the UGC Norms.

Indian Students Studying Abroad

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.

List of Liaison Officers

S.No. Name & Addresses Ph.No. Office
1. Mr. Tanyang Tatak
Dy. Director
Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun,
Itanagar-791111
Arunachal Pradesh.
0360-2290471
Fax No. 0360-2291482,
0360-2290464
2. Dr. Hema Chandra Saikia
Assistant Director
Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam Guwahati-781019 (Assam)
0361-2381657
3. Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh
Vigyan Mandir Officer
Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat
Imphal (Manipur)-795004
0385-2411095  (0)/Fax
[email protected]
4. Mr. Sniawhi B. Pde
Lecturer
Directorate of Educational Research
And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw,
Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya).
0364-2233752
5. Mrs. Zothanmawii
Deputy Director S.C.E.R.T.,
Chaltlang Aizawl,
Mizoram-796012
0389-2347790
[email protected]
6. Mr. N. Woshamo
Training-cum-Research Officer
SCERT, Nagaland
Kohima-798621.
0370-2270160
Fax 0370-2270173
[email protected]
7. Mrs. Sharmistha Rai Deputy Director (Exam.)
Human Resource Development Department of Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
03592-201029
03592-220903 PBX Fax-03592-205177
Sharmistharai11yahoo.com
8. Smt. Kuheli Debbarma
Deputy Director
State Council of Educational Research and Training,
Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West) PIN- 799005.
0381-23548670381-2354209
[email protected]
9. Sh. R. Dev Das
Principal
State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan,
Link Road Port Blair-744101 (A&N Islands)
03192-232730
Email : [email protected]
10. Sh. Hasan Waris
Director, Incharge
S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office
Patna-800006 (Bihar)
0612-2370783
Fax 0612 2370783
11. Shri Sushil Kumar Roy
Secretary,
Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi,
Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum,
Ranchi- 834010.
0651-2261181, 64533242
Fax 0651-2261999
www.Jac.nic.in.
12. Mrs. Aparna Mishra
Assistant Director
Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV,
Bhubaneswar-751001
Orissa
0674-25008810674-2502928 & Fax
http://www.scertorissa.org/
[email protected]
13. Mr. Kallol Roy
Dy.  Director
Directorate of School Education l
Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor East Block, Salt Lake City Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)
033-23344504
033-23345952
Fax 033-23378036
www.wbsed.gov.in
14. Mrs. Sarita Shreedhar
Lecturer
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C
Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031.
0172-2676011
www.siechd.nic.in
Fax 0172- 2602011
15. Mrs. Kunti Aswal
Deputy Director Science Branch
Directorate of Education
Science & TV Branch
Old Gargi College Building
Behind L.S.R. College,
Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar-IV New Delhi-110024.
011-26280413
011-26280410
www.edudel.nic.in
[email protected]
16. i). Mr. Nazir Ahmad Wani
Liaison Officer (NTS)
J&K State Board of School Education,
Rehari Colony Jammu (J&K)-180001.
ii). Mr. Nazir Ahmad Wani
Liaison Officer (NTS)
J&K State Board of School Education,
New Campus, Lalmandi, Bemina,
Srinagar (J&K)-190018.
Fax-cum Phone
0191-2583601
Email:[email protected]
0194-2494522
17. Sh. Manoj Kaushik
Lecturer Physics,
Science Wing, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road,
Opp. Panchayat Bhawan
Gurgaon-122001 (Haryana).
0124-23149090124-2301981
http://scertharyana.in/
18. Mrs. Rita Sharma
Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T.,
RABON Solan-173211 (Himachal Pradesh).
01792-228135 (0)/Fax
www.himachal.nic.in
19. Mrs. Santosh  Goyal
Lecturer in Chemistry
State Institute of Science Education,
(Punjab) SCO 66-67, Sector 17-A Chandigarh-160017.
0172-2780141
http://www.punjabeducation.gov.i
n/sub-pages/scert.htm
20. Mr. R.B. Gupta
Chief Controller (Exams)
Board of Secondary Education Ajmer
Rajasthan-305001.
0145-240071
Fax-0145-2627394
E-mail:[email protected]
www.rajeduboard.nic.in
21. Dr.(Mrs.) S.Singh
Director
Bureau of Psychology SCERT,
2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)
0532-2256511
www.scertup.org
22. Dr. Rupendra Dutt Sharma
Deputy Director
State Council of Educational Research and
Training Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya
Vidyalaya, I.T Campus Nanurkhera
Dehradun,Uttarakhand.
01378-2789655
Fax-01378-2789656
[email protected]
23. Dr. T.P. Dewangan
Assistant Professor
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT),
DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492007.
0771-24422410771-2443596
Fax-0771-2443496
24 Sh. B.  KannanHeadmaster
Govt. High School, Panchvati
Opp. Custom House Vaniyawad,
Nani Daman-396210
Daman & Diu.
0260-2255154
25. Secy. (Primary Education)
Office of District Panchayat
Opposite Secretariat,
66 KV Road, Amli Silvassa-396230
UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
0260-2630792
26. Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik
Assistant Education Officer
State Council of Educational Research and Training
Alto-Porvorim
Bardez-403521 (Goa).
0832-2417276
scert.goa@redif mail.com
27. Sh. B.K. TrivediChairman
Gujarat State Examination Board,
Opp.  Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021.
079-23248461079-23248462
E.mail : [email protected]
28. Smt. Chhaya Pal+ 2 Principal
Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing,
Arera Hills
Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
0755-2559952Fax – 0755-2552363
http://www.ssa.mp.gov.in/
www.vyapam.nic.in
29. Sh. V.B. Paymal
Commissioner
Maharashtra State Council of Examinations
17-Dr. Ambedkar Road
Pune-411001 (Maharashtra).
020-26123066020-26123067
020-26056448
Fax 020-26129919
Email:[email protected]
www.mscepune.in
30. Sh. Ch. Nageswara Rao
Deputy Commissioner
Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations,
Chapel Road, ABIDS Hyderabad-500001 (A.P.)
040-23237343040-23237344
Fax – 040-23237344
div-gove exams @ yahoo.com
31. Sh. M.S. Patil
Director
DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari,
3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)
080-26422239
Fax 080-26422377
080-26422372/306
http://www.dsert.kar.nic.in/
email:[email protected]
32. Ms. Mala Vanaja Vathy.
Y Assistant Professor S.C.E.R.T.,
Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)
Thiruvananthapuram-695012, Kerala.
0471-2341883FAX 0471-2341869
http://www.scert.kerala.gov.in/
33. Sh. Thulasidas
Principal
Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti,
UT of Lakshadweep-682555.
04896-262874
Fax-04896-262218
04896-263289
34. Mr. J. Krishnaraju
Joint Director
Directorate of School Education,
Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent. Edn. Colmplex,
Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005.
0413-2207262
35. Thiru K. Devarajan
Director
Directorate of Govt. Examinations,
College Road, Nungambakkam,
Chennai-600006.
044-28272088044-28278286
044-28203089
Fax-044-28203089
http://dge.tn.gov.in/
[email protected]

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