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The NTS Examination from the academic year 2013-134 will be held for Class X for selecting 1000 candidates out of 4000 candidates recommended by the States/UTs as per quota. The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 500/- per month (as per MHRD guidelines). It was agreed that NMMS and NTS Examination will be delinked. There will be two separate test papers for NTSE and NMMS (will be held for class 8th for selecting about 2500 candidates).
Scheme and Syllabus of NTSE Exam: There will be 50 items in Mental Ability Test (MAT), 40 items in English or Hindi 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
There has to be uniformity in the format of the questions for the state level NTSE, as decided the number of questions allocated for each subject will be:
The questions framed for the SAT will be based on the syllabus for Classes IX and X as prescribed by the different examination boards in the respective States/UTs.
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Exam Dates: The state level NTS examination generally conducted on 3rd Sunday of month of November every year (for the year 2013-14 will be conducted on Sunday, 17th November, 2013 in all states/UTs except in A & N Islands, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya, where it will be held on Saturday 17th November 2013). The national level NTS examination generally conducted in the month of May. ( for the academic session 2013-14 will be held on ....) for details see scert websites
The States are at liberty to conduct the NMMS exam as per their convenience.