SCERT Kerala has extended the deadline to fill the application for National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholarship till September 30.
State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has extended the application dates for upcoming NTSE exam. The students were required to submit the online application form for NTSE 2016-2017 by September 10, but with the extension, Class X students can now register for the scholarship test by September 30, up to 5 pm. The SCERT conducts the State-level National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) for Class X students and this year, the exam is going to be held on November 6.
The students qualifying the NTSE would be given Rs. 1,250 per month for Class 11 & 12 and scholarship of Rs. 2,000 per month for undergraduate and post-graduates.
Those students who are currently studying in Class 10 in any government/aided/recognised schools/Kendriya Vidyalaya/Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kerala are eligible to apply for the State-level NTSE exam. Such students are also required to have secured minimum 55 percent marks in all non-language subjects in Class 9.
Apply for NTSE 2016-2017
The students can register for the test through the official website of SCERT where they would have to first pay the test fee which is Rs 250 for general category students and Rs 100 for SC/ST/BPL category students. The test fee can be paid through credit/debit card or internet banking. The fee can also be paid through bank challan in any State Bank of Travancore branch. Upon successfully remitting the fee, the applicants would receive a SB collect reference number which would be required to fill the application form.
It is to note that the NTSE application would open only after 48 hours once the test fee is paid. Once a student confirms the application, he/she is required to take the printout of the online application form. The printout of the application form should then be sent to The Liaison Officer by post. The complete address to forward the application is : The Liaison Officer, The State Level NTS Examination, SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram – 12.
While the dates of application have been changed by the Council, the exam would be conducted as per the schedule on November 6 and the eligible applicants would be issued hall tickets for the NTS exam on October 15.
Kerala NTSE would consist of two parts having 100 questions each and the students would be given 90 minutes to solve each part. Part-I – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) would have objective type questions from Social Science, Science subjects, and Mathematics; while Part-II would consist 50 questions in Mental Ability Test (MAT) and another 50 questions in Language Comprehension Test (either from Malayalam or English).
The students would be given one hour gap between two parts of the NTS examination as the part-I would commence at 9 am while part-II would commence at 11.30 am.
SCERT would compile the answer sheets of the students and prepare the results. The Language Comprehension Test is only of qualifying nature and hence the students are required to score a minimum of 40 percent marks in it. The marks scored in the Language Comprehension test would not be taken into consideration while awarding ranking to the students.