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NTSE 2012 - 2013
Dates of National Talent Search Examination for students of Class X

NCERT - National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2012

Stage I (State)

Last Date for Submission of Application Form - 31st August, 2012

Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
17th November, 2012 (Saturday)

Examination in All other States and Union Territories
18th November, 2012 (Sunday)

Stage II (National)

Examination in All States and Union Territories - 12th May, 2013 (Sunday)

Eligibility: 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.

Examination: The pattern of written examination for Class X will be as follows:

Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely (a)
Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Stage II examination at the National level will comprise of (a) Mental Ability Test
(MAT), (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Discontinuance of Interview in NTSE

The interview process for selection of awardees under National Talent Search Scheme is being discontinued from the selection year 2011. The candidates will be selected on the basis of merit in the second level written examination of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Mental Ability Test (MAT) to be held on 12th May 2013.

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.

Application Form: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring
application form. However, application form can be downloaded from NCERT website
<> also.

The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school. 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.

Fees: 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.

Announcement of Results: Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the
respective State Governments/ Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be
announced by NCERT.

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 March 31, 2013.
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