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  • National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963.
  • The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students.
  • Only students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process.
  • The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfilment of the conditions provided.
  • 1000 scholarships are awarded at the National Level.

A two-stage selection process is conducted for NTSE. In Stage-I, selection is done by Board of School Education through a written examination.
Students who qualify Stage I are eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by the NCERT.


The J & K State BOSE conducts objective type tests.

It Consists of two tests

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT):

    The MAT paper comprises of two sections, a language paper of 50 marks in addition to 50 marks of mental ability test taking the total to 100 marks and is of 90 minute duration. The eligibility of qualifying the examination are: 40% for open merit candidates. 32% for category candidates Each candidate has to qualify all the three section independently. i.e. SAT/MAT/ LANGUAGE.

    Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

    The SAT paper is of 100 marks of 90 minutes with the following distribution. 1.Mathematics 20 marks 2.Science 40 marks 3.S.Science 40 marks
    • The merit is computed in marks obtained in MAT/SAT.
    • Qualifying Language paper is essential.

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