How to apply for National Talent Search Examination

August 17th, 2010| Education, How To.

How to apply for National Talent Search Examination

National Talent Search Examination is meant to discover talented students with creativity and analysing capacities. This exam is conducted by NCERT for high school students. This test is designed to improve analysis capabilities, competitive spirit, logical thinking, and problem solving and reasoning in students.  Generally every student comes to know his own capabilities through the test conducted regularly.  He competes to get good marks.  But he should know what his place is in the total student world.

Regular exams are all limited to specified books.  Students study those books and get knowledge under the guidance of the teacher.  This knowledge is helpful to up to a certain stage.  Problem solving is always a challenge.  Creator of the problem should always be appreciated.   Problem solving or practice is a great chance to rectify the shortcomings.  This test is an experiment done by the government towards this direction.  This test is being conducted from the year 1961.  It has undergone many changes from then.  This experiment was started with 10 scholarships.  Now 1,000 scholarships are available through this test.  15% scholarships are reserved for SCs, 71/2%scholarships for STs and 3% for physically handicapped.  Scholarship is not limited to that particular year.  Scholarship is given until Engineering/Medicine/Doctorate is finished.  Additional amount is paid to buy books.

Students studying 8thclass in a recognised school is eligible to write this exam.  Standard level of the exam is changed to 8th class from 10th class in the year 2007.  There is 25% quota for states and 10% quota for Union Territories.

This test is conducted in two stages.  All states conduct written tests to select eligible candidates.  This exam is conducted in two parts.  One is MAT, Mental Ability Test and the other is SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test.  The first test is for 90 marks.  There would be 90 questions.  There is no prescribed syllabus for this test.  The test is of 7th, 8th class level.  SAT consists of 35 questions from Social science, 35 from Science, 20 questions from Mathematics. The students who qualify in these two tests appear for the national level exam.  The list of eligible candidates will be prepared based on their performance in the state level as well as in the national level test.  An interview will be conducted and only then the final list is released.

The applications in Andhra Pradesh are to addressed to The Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Director of controller of Examinations, Chapel Road, Abids, Hyderabad.  Applications have to be submitted before 31st of August.  For model papers and other details log on to www. ncert.nic.in


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