The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent.br>
The examination is conducted every year at two levels:
1- Stage-1(State Level)
2- Stage-2 ( National Level)
About two thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
1-Scholarship of Rs. 1250/ per month for class XI to XII.
2-Scholarship of Rs. 2000/ per month for undergraduates and Post-graduates.
3- Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with UGC norms.
Stage-1 Selection will be done by State/UTs and those who are selected/recommended from Stage-1 examination, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination conducted by NCERT.
Qualifying marks for candidates from SC/ST/PH category is 32% in each paper and for others (General/OBC & EWS) categories it is 40% in each paper.
Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the Stage -1 exam conducted by the States/UTs, in which the
schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
Students who are registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is below the age of 18 ( as on July 1, of the appearing year), the student is not employed and is appearing in Class X exam for the first time..
Pattern of the written exam will be as follows:
|Paper||Test||No. of Questions||No. of Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1||Mental Ability Test (MAT)||100||100||120|
|Paper 2||Scholastic Aptitude Test ( SAT)||100||100||120|
The National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) conducts its Olympiad exam every year. It is one of the most prestigious Olympiads held in India and that’s the reason why more than 4 lakhs students appear each year. Students from Class 1 to Class 12 can apply for this exam to win exciting prizes. NSTSE Olympiad exam is specific to different classes and follows the academic school syllabus.
Before moving further with the details of NSTSE 2020-2021, let’s take a quick overview of the exam:
|Name of the Exam (NSTSE full Form)||National-level Science Talent Search Examination NTSE|
|Conductiong Authority||The United Council, Hyderabad|
|Studients Eligible||Class - 1 to XII|
|Exam Level||Internationl Level|
There are two main points to keep in mind while applying for NSTSE 2020:
1- Students studying in Class 1 to Class 12 are eligible to apply for the NSTSE exam.
2- For Class 11 and 12, only 11 PCM, 11 PCB, 12 PCM & 12 PCB are eligible to participate in this examination.
Olympiad exams or Olympiads are the means for students to compete with other students on a similar educational level.
Such exams promote the learning of skills in subjects like mathematics, science, computer technology or English language among
students. An Olympiad helps students analyse their strengths and weaknesses based on their performance in the nationwide or
international level examination. These exams provide an absolute assessment of students’ knowledge and motivate them towards
academic improvement. The participating students are judged based on their scientific-reasoning and logical-ability.
Olympiad exams are conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), a non-profit organisation that works to promote scientific temperament among students.
SOF organises a number of Olympiads including:
1- National Science Olympiad (NSO)
2- National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
3- International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
4- International English Olympiad (IEO)
5- International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)
6- International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
Olympiad exams prove extremely beneficial for students. Open to class 1 to 12 students, these national or international
* level exams help students in a number of ways.
The following are the benefits offered by Olympiads:
* Olympiads give a boost to students’ reasoning abilities.
* They help students assess their capabilities and have a better idea of their potential.
* They help students understand their weaknesses which can then be worked upon.
* Olympiads challenge students’ intellect in such a way that it promotes a deeper understanding of scientific facts.
* They sharpen the students’ analytical skills.
* Competing at the national or international level provides students a different level of exposure.
* The questions asked in the Olympiad exams help students better understand the concepts that they are taught in class.
Each SOF Olympiad caters to a particular group of students. The table below discusses the eligibility criteria for participating in different Olympiads.
|1||National Science Olympiad (NSO)||Class 1 to 12 students|
|2||National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)||Class 1 to 12 students|
|3||International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)||Class 1 to 12 students|
|4||International English Olympiad (IEO)||Class 1 to 12 students|
|5||International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)||Class 1 to 12 students|
|6||International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)||Class 1 to 10 students|
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