HISTORY OF NTSE EXAMINATION
NCERT was established by GOI in the year 1961 , to bring improvement in school education in INDIA. In the process then Council was to identify and nurture raw talent in students. The program was National Science Talent Search Scheme in the year 1963 and was confined to DELHI Only . Since 1964 program is extended to all state and UT .
In the year 1976 , it was renamed as National Talent Search Scheme. Now students were to write two objective type test namely Mental Ability Test ( MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude test (SAT)
In order to give representation to all state and UT quota was computed on the basis of the student enrollment at secondary level and quota is revised every three years.
Now NTSE examination is conducted in two stages . Stage – I is conducted by respective states following nation level pattern .
ELIGIBILITY , SYLLABUS AND PATTERN OF EXAMINATION.
ELIGIBILITY :: All students studying in class 10th in any recognized School and registered under open and distance learning ( Age as on 1st July below 18 years ) are eligible to write NTSE examination
SYLLABUS :: There is no prescribed syllabus for NTSE but conforming to the level of class 9th and class 10th.
TEST PATTERN .
STAGE – I Paper – I MAT 100 Objective type Questions , 2 Hours
Paper – II SAT 100 Objective Type Question ( 20 Mathematics 40 Science 40 Scial Science ) , 2 Hours
Only selected students appear for STAGE – II Nation Level Examination.
MARKING SCHEME :: One marks for correct answer and no negative marking in either test.
FOR MORE INFORMATION :: http://www.ncert.nic.in