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Aug 31 last date to apply for national talent search exam

UT State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT) will hold the preliminary round (stage 1) of this year’s National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) on November 2.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 20, 2014 11:05 IST
HT correspondent

UT State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT) will hold the preliminary round (stage 1) of this year’s National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) on November 2.

Started in 1963, NTSE is aimed at identifying talented students, who are given scholarship till their higher education.

Students of Class 10 in recognised schools in the city are eligible to appear for the exam. The last date for applying is August 31.

Officials informed that there were two stages involved in the selection process for awarding the scholarship.

In stage-1, the selection will be done by states/UTs through a written exam and students, who qualify in stage-1, will be eligible to appear for stage-2 examination, conducted by National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT). Stage2 exam will be held next year on May 10.As far as syllabus is concerned, stage 1 exam comprises of ‘mental ability test’ and ‘scholastic aptitude test’ which also includes language comprehensive test. The the stage-2 test is also prepared on similar ground.

UT SCERT director Surinder Dhayia said those who wished to apply for the exam could download the form from www.siechd.nic.in or could get a printed copy of the same from their institute in Sector 32. “The applicants need to fill the form and get it attested from the principal before submitting it to SCERT. “Schools may also send their students’ forms directly to us,” he added.

43 STUDENTS AWARDED FOR RESEARCH

Forty-three students received the ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research’ award by the UT State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) on Tuesday.

The students also received a cash award of ` 5,000. Their projects, which mostly comprised scientific research and innovation, will now be displayed at a state-level exhibition, which will also be organised by the SCERT at their office in Sector 32 between September 11 and 13. Every year, SCERT selects students between 10 and 15 years to exhibit their work at the state level. Five of the 43 students selected this year will then be selected to display their projects at a national contest, which will be held at the Pragati Maidan in October.