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 2015 & 22 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
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.
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
- 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.
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
Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun,
Fax No. 0360-2291482,
|2.||Dr. Hema Chandra Saikia
Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam Guwahati-781019 (Assam)
|3.||Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh
Vigyan Mandir Officer
Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat
|4.||Mr. Sniawhi B. Pde
Directorate of Educational Research
And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw,
Deputy Director S.C.E.R.T.,
|6.||Mr. N. Woshamo
|7.||Mrs. Sharmistha Rai Deputy Director (Exam.)
Human Resource Development Department of Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
03592-220903 PBX Fax-03592-205177
|8.||Smt. Kuheli Debbarma
State Council of Educational Research and Training,
Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West) PIN- 799005.
|9.||Sh. R. Dev Das
State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan,
Link Road Port Blair-744101 (A&N Islands)
Email : [email protected]
|10.||Sh. Hasan Waris
S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office
Fax 0612 2370783
|11.||Shri Sushil Kumar Roy
Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi,
Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum,
|12.||Mrs. Aparna Mishra
Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV,
|0674-25008810674-2502928 & Fax
|13.||Mr. Kallol Roy
Directorate of School Education l
Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor East Block, Salt Lake City Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)
|14.||Mrs. Sarita Shreedhar
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C
Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031.
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.
|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,
|17.||Sh. Manoj Kaushik
Science Wing, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road,
Opp. Panchayat Bhawan
|18.||Mrs. Rita Sharma
Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T.,
RABON Solan-173211 (Himachal Pradesh).
|19.||Mrs. Santosh Goyal
Lecturer in Chemistry
State Institute of Science Education,
(Punjab) SCO 66-67, Sector 17-A Chandigarh-160017.
|20.||Mr. R.B. Gupta
Chief Controller (Exams)
Board of Secondary Education Ajmer
Bureau of Psychology SCERT,
2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)
|22.||Dr. Rupendra Dutt Sharma
State Council of Educational Research and
Training Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya
Vidyalaya, I.T Campus Nanurkhera
|23.||Dr. T.P. Dewangan
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT),
DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492007.
|24||Sh. B. KannanHeadmaster
Govt. High School, Panchvati
Opp. Custom House Vaniyawad,
Daman & Diu.
|25.||Secy. (Primary Education)
Office of District Panchayat
66 KV Road, Amli Silvassa-396230
UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
|26.||Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik
Assistant Education Officer
State Council of Educational Research and Training
|27.||Sh. B.K. TrivediChairman
Gujarat State Examination Board,
Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021.
E.mail : [email protected]
|28.||Smt. Chhaya Pal+ 2 Principal
Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing,
|0755-2559952Fax – 0755-2552363
|29.||Sh. V.B. Paymal
Maharashtra State Council of Examinations
17-Dr. Ambedkar Road
|30.||Sh. Ch. Nageswara Rao
Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations,
Chapel Road, ABIDS Hyderabad-500001 (A.P.)
Fax – 040-23237344
div-gove exams @ yahoo.com
|31.||Sh. M.S. Patil
DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari,
3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)
|32.||Ms. Mala Vanaja Vathy.
Y Assistant Professor S.C.E.R.T.,
Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)
Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti,
UT of Lakshadweep-682555.
|34.||Mr. J. Krishnaraju
Directorate of School Education,
Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent. Edn. Colmplex,
Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005.
|35.||Thiru K. Devarajan
Directorate of Govt. Examinations,
College Road, Nungambakkam,