National talent search examination on November 17

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) conducted by the National Council of Education Research and Training ( NCERT) will be held on November 17 across the state. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture them.

The examination is for students of standard X. The stage one of the exam is scheduled on November 17 and stage II will be held on May 11, 2014.

A total of 1,000 scholarships, each carrying Rs 500 per month will be given to students. Of the total scholarships, 15% will be reserved for students belonging to the scheduled caste category, 7.5% for students belonging to scheduled tribe category and 3% for physically challenged students.

The exam will be based on mental ability and scholastic aptitude test which will include language-based questions.

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