NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH AND TRAINING has Released  NTSE Notification for 2014-15 Acedemic Year.
National Talent Search Scheme started in 1963.The Purpose of this Scheme is to Identify Talented Children and Nurture Them.This year NCERT will conduct National Talent Search Exam for the Students Studying in X Class

1.Scholarships: On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination,1000 scholarships will be awarded.The Amount of scholarships will be as under

  1. Scholarship of Rs.1250/-per month for Class-XIto XII
  2. Scholarship of Rs.2000/-per month for Undergraduates and Post Graduates.
  3. Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
2.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 Children.

3.Selection: There will be two stages of Selection Process for award of scholarships.
Stage-I selection will be done by state/UTs through a written exam.Students who qualify stage-I will be eligible for Stage-II examination,conducted by NCERT.

4.Important Dates:
  1. Stage-I Last Date for Submission of Application- 01.09.2014
  2. Examination in All States and Union Territories-02.11.2014
  3. Stage-II Examination in All states and UTs        -10.05.2015
FOR TEALNGANA STATE:     Press Note      Application Form      NR Forms
FOR ANDHRA PRADESH:       Press Note     Application Form      NR Forms


  1. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established by the Government of India in the year 1961 with a view to bringing about qualitative improvement in school education in the country. No sooner the Council was set up than it mounted a number of programmes in this direction. One such programme was to identify and nurture the talented students. This programme took up the shape of a scheme called National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) in the year 1963 which provided for the identification of talented students and awarding them with scholarships. During the first year of the implementation of the scheme, it was confined to the Union Territory of Delhi wherein only 10 scholarships were awarded to the Class XI students.
  2. In the year 1964 the scheme was extended to all the states and the union territories in the country with 350 scholarships for the students of Class XI. These scholarships were awarded on the basis of a written examination, a project report and interview. The written examination comprised the Science Aptitude Test and an Essay on a given scientific theme. The candidates were to submit the project report at the time of the written examination. A stipulated number of candidates selected on the basis of these three components were then subjected to personal interview. The performance of the candidates on these four components was eventually employed for the purpose of awarding scholarships. These scholarships were awarded for pursuing education only in basic sciences up to doctoral level.
  3. Consequent upon the introduction of 10+2+3 pattern of education, the NSTS scheme also underwent a change in the year 1976. It was no longer confined to only basic sciences but was extended to social sciences, engineering and medicine as well. It was renamed as National Talent Search Scheme (NTSS). Since the education system in the country was undergoing a change, the scheme was made open to the students of Classes X, XI and XII and separate examinations were conducted for each class. The number of scholarships was raised to 500. The selection procedure was also changed. Now the candidates were subjected to two objective type written tests namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A stipulated number of candidates qualifying these two tests were subjected to face-to-face interview. The final awards were made on the basis of composite scores obtained in the MAT, the SAT and the interview.
  4. The number of scholarships was again enhanced from 500 to 550 in the year 1981. These 50 scholarships were exclusively meant for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. The number of scholarships was once again escalated to 750 in the year 1983 with a provision of 70 scholarships especially for SC/ST candidates. This arrangement continued until the scheme was decentralised in the year 1985. In the year 2000, the number of scholarships was raised from 750 to 1000 with the provision of reservation for SC and ST candidates based on the national norms of 15 per cent and 7½ per cent respectively.
  5. Yet another change in the scheme was made in the year 2006 wherein the NTS examination was held at the end of Class VIII. From the year 2008 examination, a provision of 3 per cent reservation has been made for physically challenged students.


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