NTSE-2009 National Talent Search Examination Notification - Scholarship Exam

National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. The scheme, therefore, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. For the course in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law; this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation. For the selection year 2009, The NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class VIII only.

1. Scholarships: On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations.

2. Reservation: 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarship for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students each in respect of the class VIII.

3. Scholarship: Awardees of NTS Examination will receive a sum of Rs. 500/- per month as per NTS rules.

4. Selection: 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.

5. Important Dates: Dates for Submission of Application Form and conduct of examinations are given below in the table:




Stage I

Last Date for Submission of Application Form

Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Examination in All other States and Union Territories

30 August 2008 (Saturday)

15 November 2008 (Saturday)

16 November 2008 (Sunday)

Stage II (National)

Examination in All States and Union Territories

10 May 2009 (Sunday)

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

7. Examination: The pattern of written examination for Class VIII 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, (c) Interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination at the National Level will be invited for the interview.

8. 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 the NCERT website. However, there will be no States/Union Territory Quota for the final award of scholarship after the Stage II examination. Reservation for SC, ST and Physically Challenged will be as notified in para 2 above.

9. Application Forms: Application Forms may be downloaded from the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in. All correspondences related to Application Forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the end/Website: www.ncert.nic.in

10. The completed application form duly signed by the Principal of the school should be submitted to the LO before the last date i.e. 31 August 2008.

11. Fees: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required (refer to NCERT website) which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for the Stage-II examination.

12. 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.

13. Indian Students Studying Abroad can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure for Class VIII which is available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up relevant items of the Application Form available on the NCERT website and send in to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of previous examination latest by 31 March 2009.

HOD, Department of Educational Measurement and Evaluation
National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

Disclaimer: NCERT has not authorized or approved tests conducted by any other agencies for issue of certificates or award of scholarships and bears no responsibility whatsoever for them.

List of Addresses of NTS Liaison Officers of Southern States/UTs for 2008-09

Deputy Commissioner, Office of Director of Govt. Examinations, Chapel Road, ABIDS, Hyderabad – 500 001 Phone: 040-23237343, 23237344
Director, DSERT, No. 4, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari, 3rd Stage, Bangalore – 560 085, Phone: 080-26422239, 26422372/306
Assistant Professor, SCERT, Vidhya Bhavan, Poojappura (P.O.), Thiruvananthapuram – 695 012, Phone: 0471-2340323
Principal, Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Kavaratti Island UT of Lakshadweep, Phone: 04896-262874
Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Anna Nagar, Puducherry- 605 005, Phone: 0413-2207203
Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600 006, Phone: 044-28272088, Fax: 044-28221734

For the addresses and phone numbers of Liaison Officers of other States and UTs, visit the NCERT Website: www.ncert.nic.in

Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi- 110 016, www.ncert.nic.in

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kavya said...

is there an exam for students of 12 std?

Anonymous said...

is there an exam for students of 12 std?

Anuj Kothari said...

NTSE is for 8th standard only.
For 12th standard you need to find scholarship exams that suit you. You can easily get that exams list from your college where you are doing 12th. But these are going to be tough.

sujay said...

from where can i get the form of ntse of 10th std i m from m.p ?????
reply pls........

Anuj Kothari said...

@ Sujay
I have said already that NTSE is for 8th std only
for Scholarship exams at 10th level contact your school
they will give you entire list.
These exams will be more difficult but the scholarship given is also btr like Desktop PCs.

b said...

where will i get 8th std application forms for ntse?

Anuj Kothari said...

contact your school

swathi said...

hi this is swathi

i want to know whether this worthful or not because everyone says this is going to be tough and is there any fee to join this exam?.just help me out

ANKIT GALA said...

yes swathi this exam is really useful.

prathamesh said...

which books should be used for ntse viii std.
please reply to prathamesh@symbi.in

Anuj Kothari said...

@ prathamesh

Clear your doubt about books here

Anonymous said...

where will i get the application forms for the ntse exam std viii?its urgent

ANKIT GALA said...

Contact ur school teacher

Anonymous said...

where can i get study material of ntse of class VIII

Anuj Kothari said...

@books for NTSE exam
There are many books available in the market for NTSE exam studies. Ask you school teacher (generally science or maths teacher) for books you can refer for NTSE.
If you are a cbse board student then you may avoid big books only for NTSE exams. Your standard textbooks may also do.
It depends on you. How much time you have and how you are preparing for the exam.
Whatever you do, do properly and be through with it.
Best of Luck!

seema said...

if my school is not helping me to appear for stse exam class VIII.What should i do?how can i get the form and how can i apply for this year?

Anuj Kothari said...

Hello Seema
It is very strange that the school itself is not interested in helping students for NTSE exams.
See point 9: Application Forms may be downloaded from the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in. All correspondences related to Application Forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the end/Website: www.ncert.nic.in (and in this post also ;p).
But the application form must have principal's sign. Your school ought to help you with this!

Best of Luck :)

Nidhi said...

on which day is this ntse exam 2009-stage1?????????

Anuj Kothari said...

Hi Nidhi
Sorry for the wrong formatting of dates.
I think its clear from the table now.

harshit kumar said...

When the result of NTSE 09 stage 1 will be declared?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have appeared for the NTSE '09 Stage-I from West Bengal. When are the results going to be declared? My roll no is 123090802010. Please tell me the appropriate way to derive the result.

MANU KUMAR said...

i am studying in class 8 in u.p board and in july i will come in class 9 after giving my final exams. i want to know the date of ntse exams in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, result for West Bengal are declared. Visit Vikas Bhawan for the results.

Mradul said...

hi this is mradul.
When the result of NTSE 09 stage II will be declared...

Anonymous said...

when will be the results of ntse stage 2 be declared?

Anonymous said...

CONGRATES! Roll No. 123090802010.
u have cleared the exam held on may 10, 2009
H Chawla

Anonymous said...

when is NTSE 2009 exam going to be held?

nick said...

National Talent Search Scheme - very useful both for individuals and for the whole country. Thank you for the article.
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Anonymous said...

i have applied for NTSE 2009 which is on 8th nov. But i am not able get the time of the exam ,the admit card also does not mention the time anywhere.so please confirm me the time of the exam.
Thank u!!

harshita said...

hii. can i know when will the results of NTSE state level exams will be shown my roll no is 131100080270

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