The National Talent Search Scheme is a prestigious scheme under which 1000 talented students studying in class VIII level from all over India are identified and awarded scholarship to pursue their education further. A stipulated number of students appear in the NTSE selection test from each state and UT. It started in 1963 as National Science Talent Search with the purpose of identifying and nurturing the talented students. Over the last four and a half decades the scheme underwent a number of changes. It started with 10 scholarships for pursuing courses in basic sciences only, and presently 1000 scholarships are awarded to talented students throughout the country and is extended to social sciences, engineering and medicine also. It was renamed as National Talent Search Scheme. For a long time the scheme operated at class X level but since 2007 this scheme has been shifted to class VIII. The scholarships are given from class IX till Ph.D. level in social sciences, sciences and till second degree level (Masters) in professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management, Law, etc.
Purpose of NTSE:
The basic purpose of NTSE is to test whether a student is capable of carrying out higher order mental processes like problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, interpretation, logical reasoning, identifying, relationships, discriminating, classifying, applying, inferring, judging and predicting.
Forms of Questions:
Multiple Choice Questions often asked in simple form but can also be asked in the variety of ways like matching two or three variables, reasoning and assertion type, true or false statements, etc.
|Target||NTSE - National Talent Search Examination|
|Eligibility||For VIII & VII class students|
|Course Duration||One year|
|Course Commencement||3rd Week of April 2012|
|Course End||April 2013|
|Mode of Admission||Through NTSE Admission Test : which is an aptitude test which tests the basic aptitude of a child.|
|Admission Test Pattern||Objective Type - Sample Paper available at Lakshya|
|Admission Test Syllabus||As per NTSE/STSE Science, Maths & Mental Aptitude|
|What is NTSE||The National Talent Search Scheme is a prestigious scheme under which 1000 talented students studying in class VIII level from all over India are identified and awarded scholarship to pursue their education further. A stipulated number of students appear in the NTSE selection test from each state and UT.|
|Selection Procedure of NTSE:||
SECOND STAGE (National Level Written Exam)
|Why NTSE Preparation:||
|Number of days per week||4 days (3 days per week and fortnightly test on Sundays)|
|Committed hours per week||9 hour classes|
|Vacation||September Second week & Dipawali Holidays|