Dates for talent Exam Announced
New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) announced dates for its National Talent Search Examination for 2007. It offers 1,000 scholarships for students of Class VIII and X.
According to an official release issued by the NCERT, ”as per the new scheme from this year, students will be offered scholarship from Class VIII and Class X”. Seats are also reserved for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. All states and union territories will make selections for Stage-I exams and the qualifying students will be eligible for the Stage-II examination, organized by the NCERT.
Dates of the exams for the class VIII and X are common for Stage-I and will be conducted on November 11,2006 by Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
For other states and Union Territories, it will be on November 12, 2006. Stage-II (national) exam will be conducted by May 13, 2007 in all States and Union Territories.
Students in class VIII and X of recognized schools will be eligible to appear in the NTSE exam. Those eligible can apply to the concerned State Liaison Officers or download forms from the NCERT website
Indian students studying abroad can appear for the stage-II exam and apply to the NCERT directly. The scheme was started by the NCERT to identify talented students and nurture them.