National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) 2014 for Students Studying in Class X



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 or Class 10th.
logo_NCERTThe scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to master-degree.
For the selection of candidates the written exam will be conducted in two stages: Stage I and Stage II. Stage I exam will be conducted by the SCERT Uttarakhand (for Uttarakhand State) and Stage II will be conducted on National Level by the NCERT. Only selected candidates of Stage I (State Level) can participate in Stage II (National Level) examination.

Examination/Application fee: The applicants are not required to pay Examination/Application fee in any form.

Last date for submission of application form at Block Education Office/Examination Office: 16th September, 2013 (in Uttarakhand)

Date of Examination
NTSE Ist Stage: 
For Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 16th November, 2013
For all other States and UT: 17th November, 2013

NTSE IInd Stage: 11th May, 2014 (For all States and UT)

Applicants can download the detailed notice and application form from the links provided below (available for Uttarakhand)
Learn About the NTSE
The National Talent Search Examination will be conducted for students studying at the Class X level. The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions. Each question has four alternatives. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer-sheet as per instructions given on the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus, the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her.

Mental Ability Test (MAT)
This test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning, ability to think, ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the space, spatial orientation, etc. A variety of questions, for example: analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding-decoding, block assembly, problem solving etc. are used for this purpose.
Sample Questions for MAT
  • In a certain code, MONKEY is written as XDJMNL. How is TIGER written in that code?
  1. QDFHS
  2. SDFHS
  3. SHFDQ
  4. UJHFS
  • In a queue Rekha is 9th from the back. Geeta’s place is 8th from the front. Rimya is standing between two. What could be the minimum number of girls standing in the queue?
  1. 12
  2. 14
  3. 16
  4. 18
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Language Test
Language Test is designed to judge the power of reading comprehension, logical sequencing; interpretative, evaluative, predictive and creative components of language. The candidates may please carefully note that language test is to be attempted either in English or in Hindi (as per option of the candidate) in the national level NTSE. Some Sample Questions in English Language are given below:
Rearrange the words into meaningful sentences.
  1. /we / since / my brother / in this place / have been living /was born. /
  2. /are /many ways / theorem /where /a mathematical / can be/ proved. /
Find the word which best completes the sentence.
  • Apart from the ……………. cough and cold, I have been remarkably healthy all my life.
  1. odd
  2. opportune
  3. irregular
  4. timely
  • Our hosts had prepared a …………….meal with five courses to celebrate our arrival.
  1. Generous
  2. profuse
  3. lavish
  4. extraordinary
Choose the correct phrase from the given options to complete the sentences.
  • It requires such depth of oppression ………………..
  1. not to create a fear.
  2. to create such heights of character.
  3. for a free country.
  4. to lead to unpleasantness.
  • Courage was not the absence of fear …………………
  1. but the triumph over it.
  2. but the fight over it.
  3. but the feel of it.
  4. but an act of self preservation.
Sample Questions in Sciences and Mathematics
  • An element ‘A’ reacts with oxygen to form a protective layer of compound ‘B’. The component ‘B’ is also obtained by the reaction of ‘A’ with rust. The compound ‘B’ is known to react both with acids and bases. Identify the element ‘A’.
  1. Silver
  2. Aluminium
  3. Copper
  4. Magnesium
  • ABCD is a quadrilateral, and AB2 + BC2 + CD2 + DA2 = AC2 + BD2. Then
  1. All angles of ABCD are equal.
  2. All sides of ABCD are equal.
  3. ABCD must be a parallelogram.
  4. ABCD is a trapezium.
Update:
Answer Sheet (Key) of NTSE and NMMSS (Uttarakhand)
Download NTSE (Uttarakhand) Result 2014
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