NCERT National Talent Search Examination 2013-14

National Talent Search Examination, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi issued Notification for NTSE 2013-14. National Talent Search Scheme started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture them. This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X.
Scholarships: On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month.
Reservation: 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.
Selection: There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students, who qualify Stage- I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT.
Important Dates:
Dates for submission of application form and conduct of examination, are given below:
Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 31st August, 2013
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 16th November, 2013
Examination in All other States and Union Territories: 17th November, 2013
Stage-II (National): 
Examination in All States and Union Territories: 11th May, 2014 (Sunday)
Eligibility: All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage -I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.