NCERT National Talent Search Examination 2012, NTSE Application form

NCERT(National Council of Educational Research and Training) National Talent Search Examination 2012

The purpose of the NCERT NTS scheme is to identify talented students and nurture their talent. 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 courses 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. The NCERT conducts the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class VIII only.  

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

Scholarships: On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month as per NTS rules.

Reservation: 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

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.The States/UTs will also conduct the selection test for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme along with the Stage-I written examination for NTS.  

Important Dates:

Stage Area Dates
Stage I (State)  Last Date for Submission of Application Form  31st August, 2011
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands              19th November, 2011 
Examination in All other States and Union Territories              20th November, 2011 
Stage II(National)  Examination in All States and Union Territories  13th May, 2012 


Examination Pattern:

Stage I: The 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: The examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Sciences, Sciences and Mathematics.

For more details like Application process,Reservation etc  CLICK HERE

Download NTS Common Application Form & Admit Card

For inquiries CLICK HERE 


  1. Where are the Application forms for NTSE and NMMS 2012-2013 for std 8th available.I have checked all the relevant sites but I am not able to find. Can someone please help in clarifying whether the exams are going to be held or no

  2. Sir,
    I want Application form of NMMS And NTSE Examination For the Year 2012-13

  3. sir, i am an engneer student…i am able for this scholarship…plz sent ur information.

  4. Tell me about those scholarships which a person pursuing engineering can also give ?

    Or any other for which a eng. student is eligible ?

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