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Dear Sir, I am the student of IX std, I would like to know about National Talent Search Examination? Do tell us the syllabus and method of evaluation? | Kalvimalar - News

Dear Sir, I am the student of IX std, I would like to know about National Talent Search Examination? Do tell us the syllabus and method of evaluation? - 6-Mar-2008

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The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students. The schemes official name is National Science Talent Search (NSTS), and is open to students of Indian nationality. Only students studying in tenth(X) standard are eligible to appear for the selection process. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at high school level in the country.

Selection procedure
Identification of talent comprises two-stage selection process. While the individual state or union territory conducts the first stage selection, the second stage selection at the national level is carried out by the NCERT.

Eligibility
All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school are eligible to appear at the state level examination from the state in which the school is located. The state can impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like any qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination, etc.

State level examination

The state level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of

candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT.

Part-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

National level examination
Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the state level examination are eligible to appear for the national level examination. The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the interviews to be conducted by the NCERT:

Part-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)(with questions on history, civics, geography, maths, physics, chemistry and biology.)

Interview
Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the national level examination are eligible to appear for the interview.

Syllabus
There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTSE examination. However, the standard of items conforms to the level of class X Public Examinations.Scheme of Testing

The scheme of testing is given below:

Test

Duration

No.of Items

Maximum Marks

Qualifying Marks (General)

Qualifying Marks (SC/ST)

Mental Ability Test (MAT) 90 (Minutes) 100 100 40 32
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 90 (Minutes) 100 100 40 32
Interview 15-20 minutes 25 Not defined Not defined

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