The NTS Examination from the academic year 2012-13 will be held for Class X instead of Class VIII as it was in previous Year.
The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 500/- per month (as per MHRD guidelines).
The state level NTS examination for the year 2012- 13 will be conducted on Sunday, 18th November, 2012.
The national level NTS examination for the academic session 2012-13 will be held on 12th May, 2013.
There will be 90 items in Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at the state level carrying one mark each.
The qualifying marks will be 40% for general and 32% for SC/ST/Physically Disabled candidates.
Time allowed is 90 minutes for MAT and SAT separately.
Visually Challenged candidates are allowed 30 minutes extra time both in MAT and SAT.
The number of questions allocated for each subject will be:
Physics – 12
Chemistry – 11
Biology – 12
Mathematics – 20
History – 10
Geography – 10
Pol. Science – 10
Economics – 05
The questions framed for the SAT will be based on the syllabus for Classes IX and X as prescribed by the different examination boards
The NTS Awardees of Class VIII at National level are not required to appear in Class X examination again. However, the unsuccessful candidates of Class VIII (who has qualified at State Level but Not at National level) can now again appear
for Class X examination.
Like their sports counterpart, an academic Olympiad is organized to encourage the youngsters in various subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy. Most of these Olympiads aim to spot and recognize extraordinary talent in the subject in pre-University students and hopefully, groom them better for future achievements. In India, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) has taken up the responsibility of conducting National Olympiad in different subjects along with other associations and organizations.
Participating in an olympiad at national and international level is considered a great academic accomplishment and is considered valuable worldwide. The winners of national Olympiads get a chance to represent India in international Olympiads, various scholarships as well as several other opportunities to study, research and train themselves for a bright future in an area related to their subject.
It is an honour for an individual as well as the country to win the international Olympiads.
Students in Class IX, X, XI, and XII are eligible to participate in Olympiad 2013. In exceptional cases, students of Class VIII may also be allowed to appear for regional and national Olympiad tests.
Step 1: Students participate in pre-regional and regional Olympiads and only selected number of students are selected for National Olympiads.
Step 2: Students who clear national-level Olympiads are called for the Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC).
Step 3: Top students from the OCSC camp are selected for Internationall Olympiads. Remaining students many opportunities to try again next year and get excellent opportunities to study, research, and train in their subject.