The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has issued revised date for the conduct of the much awaited National Talent Search Exam or NTSE Stage-II examination.
As per the latest notification, the NTSE Stage-II exam for 2020-21 will now be held on October 24, 2021. Earlier, the NTSE exam was scheduled to be held on June 13, but had to be postponed due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The exam will be conducted in centres located across the country. The NCERT in a notice said that, “Only those candidates who are recommended by their respective State/UTs will be allowed to appear in the Stage-II examination.”
The recommended candidates may download their admit cards from the NCERT website after October 8, 2021.
The National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is conducted every year at two stages: Stage-I (State/UT level) and Stage-II (national level).
About 2,000 scholarships are awarded for different stages of education right from Class 10 to the doctoral level.
Only those candidates who have cleared the Stage-I exam are eligible for the national level test.
The exam comprises of two papers, Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). each of 100 marks and two-hours. The final result shall be declared on the basis of combined scores of MAT and SAT.
The selected candidates shall be informed by registered letter and through the NCERT website ncert.nic.in. Marks obtained by the candidates in written examination will be revealed to all the candidates individually through the NCERT website.