National Talent Search Examination 2018-19
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STATE LEVEL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION (NTSE .Stage-1) PUNJAB.2018-19.
( For 10th Class)
State council for Educational Research &Training(SCERT),Punjab shall be conducting the State Level Talent Search Examination (NTSE Stage 1) for the year 2018-2019 on 04.11.2018 (Sunday) to select 92 students (State quota allotted by NCERT New Delhi) from class 10th .National Level Examination (Stage 2) will be conducted by N.C.E.R.T. New Delhi on 12 May 2019. Students studying in 10th Class in State Govt, KendriyaVidyalyas, NavodayaVidyalyas or any other type of recognized/ affiliated schools, situated in Punjab securing minimum 55% marks for (SC/ST/physically challenged students) and 70% marks (for other categories) in 9th class annual examination are eligible.
On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, (stage-2) 1000 scholarships will be awarded by NCERT New Delhi. The amount of scholarship will be as under:
(a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
(b) Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 27 % for students belonging to OBC category (Non creamy layer ) as per Central list available on www.ncbe.nic.in/userpanel/centralliststateview.aspx 4% for Physically Challenged Group of Students, with benchmark disabilities of which, one percent (1%) each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent (1%) for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (d) and (e) namely:
(a) blindness and low vision; (BLV)
(b) deaf and hard of hearing; (DH)
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (LD)
(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness-(AID)
(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf- blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities’ (MD)
It is necessary for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled tribe Category / OBC to attach the scanned copy of the certificate regarding reserve caste issued by SDM/ Tehsildar at the time of filling the Application Form. Candidates belonging to physically challenged group of children, must attach the scanned copy of certificate issued by the competent authority stating that the child suffer from 40% or more as per the P.W.D. act 2016 disability and that the disability is of permanent/temporary nature.
Important: The candidate will be considered in general category if the above mentioned certificate/ certificates are not attached with application form.Students merely wearing spectacles, and not having certificate of 40% or more as per the P.W.D. act 2016 disability should not include themselves in low vision category.
3. Important Dates
|Stage-I (State Level)||Last Date for Submission of Application Form||30.09.2018|
|Stage-II (to be conducted by NCERT) (National Level)||Examination Date||12-05-2019|
The pattern of written examination will be as follows i.e.
|Paper||Test||No. of questions||No. of marks||Duration
|Paper 1||Mental Ability Test (MAT)||100||100||120||9.30 A.M. to
|Paper II||Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100||100||120||12.00 P.M. to 2.00 P.M.|
So the test will consist of 200 multiple choice questions of one mark each. Under SAT there are eight subjects:-
1) Physics (13 questions)
2) Chemistry (13 questions)
3) Biology (14 questions)
4) Maths (20 questions)
5) History (11 questions)
6) Geography (11 questions)
7) Civics (10 questions)
8) Economics (8 questions)
- The medium of examination shall be Punjabi/English.
- There will be no negative marking in stage-1 examination.
5. Syllabus :
There is no prescribed syllabus for NTSE Stage 1 examination. However the standard of questions shall be conforming to the level of class IX and X.
6. Qualifying Marks:
Qualifying marks for candidates from SC, ST and PH is 32% in each paper and for other categories it is 40 % in each paper.
Admission forms can be filled on school login id at education department portal www.epunjabschool.gov.in from 01-09-2018 to 30-09-2018 Schools can download Student’s admit card from 15-10-2018.
- SCERT does not charge any fee for stage 1 examination
- Only that category of the candidate will be considered which will be certified by the school head while filling the application form/ Admit card