Details of National Talent Search Examination - 2013

This article provides useful and needy information regarding the National Talent Search Examination – 2013. The examination will be conducted every year in order to provide scholarships for talented students belonging to all states. A total number of 1000 students will get the scholarship starting from class 11 to PhD.


National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) have released notification for the National Talent Search Examination – 2013 which is conducted every year in order to encourage the nationwide talented students. The selected candidates will receive monthly scholarship up to PhD level in subjects like basic sciences, social sciences, and commerce according with UGC regulations.


The scholarship amount is 500 rupees per a month for a candidate. A total number of 1000 candidates will be selected from the two stages written examination conducted nationwide. The scholarship will be given starting from class 11 up to PhD. Professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, and Management and Law students only avail the scholarship facility up to Post graduation (Second Degree level) level. Reservations are applicable as per the Government regulations.


The student must be studying in class 10 in either government or government recognized school in present educational year.

Selection Procedure

Selection will be done based on the written examinations that have been conducted in two stages. In the first stage written examination will be conducted statewide. The examination will have two categories, Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test(SAT). The questions will be asked from the concerned state syllabus within the range of class 10. Questions will be given from History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Mathematics, Social and Science subjects.

Candidates who have qualified in the first stage have to attend the national level second stage written examination. The second stage examination too contains the same categories of mental ability and scholastic ability tests. The questions of written examination will be given based CBSE, Central Board of Secondary Education syllabus.

Application Procedure

Students have to download the application form from the NCERT website. The application must contain the Signature of the school principal in which the student is presently pursuing his/her class 10. Applications can be availed from local liaison officers. The filled in applications have to hand over to the Liaison officer.

  • Last date for receiving the applications: 31 August, 2012.

  • First stage written examination: 18 November, 2012.

  • Second Stage Written Examination: 12 May, 2013.

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