Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam


Last Date : 20/09/2017

Apply Mode : Online

Online applications are invited from the intending students studying in class -X (ten) for the State Level National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)- 2017-18.

1) About the Scheme (NTSE)
National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT). The purpose of the scheme is to identify the talented students and nurture their talent on the basis of examination conducted. Scholarship will be awarded as per NCERT Rules.

2) Scholarship:
About One thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
➢ Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for Class XI to XII.
➢ Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
➢ Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

3) Selection:-
There will be two stage selection process for award of scholarship.
Stage-I, selection will be done by State /UTs and those who qualify Stage-I, will be eligible to appear
for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT

4) Reservation:-
Assam State quota is 89
➢ 15% Scholarship will be reserved for students belonging SC category.
➢ 7.5% Scholarship will be reserved for students belonging SC category and
➢ 4% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

5. Qualifying Marks:-
Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates
from SC, ST, PH is 32% in each paper.

6) Language Test :-
Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit.

7) Important Dates :-

  • Last date of submission of Application Form Online 20th September 2017 upto 5.00 P.M.
  • Examination Date 5th November 2017 (Sunday).

8. Eligibility :-
Students of Class-X studying in Government, Local Body, Govt. Aided, Private Schools are
eligible to appear for Stage -I examination.

9. Application Form :-
Students may visit our website for online submission of application which
will be available from 1st September, 2017, 11.00 A.M.

10. Examination Centre:-
Stage-I NTSE Examination will be held at almost all the District Headquarters. However centre
of examination may be increased or decreased by the authority depending upon the number of
candidates for the Examination from the District.

11. Admit Card:-
The Admit Card for the candidate will be available online. The candidate may download his/her
admit card by putting his/her application number or user name on or after 20th October’ 2017. If any
candidate fails to submit required information or deposit required fee, their application will be
rejected and no admit card will be issued against them.

12. Rate of Examination Fee:-

  • Rs. 150/- per student for General Category.
  • Rs. 100/- per student for SC/ST Category.

13. How to deposit fee:-
For ONLINE submission of application, the candidates have to deposit fee in any SBI Branch by e-challan generated by ONLINE PORTAL. Last date of submission of fees in Bank is 25th September,

In case any confusion, the students may contact the Liaison Officer (K.U. Ahmed) Dy. D.S.E. over telephone number is 0361-2381657(O) during working hours

Helpline No.09869226648 (Monday to Saturday: 10 A.M to 5 P.M.)

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