Last Date for submission of online Applications is 15-December-2020
The following are the due dates for remittance of Examination fee, registration of applications, submission of printed applications, original chalans and printed NR. Off line applications are not accepted.
For state syllabus school students SSC school code is ID & password
For CBSE/ICSE syllabus school students your previous ID & passwords are valid.
If they are not working please contact office of DGE through mail ID Please send copy of your school affiliation for this year and mobile number also for quick solution.
Due Dates
a) Last date for remittance of Examination fee in the shape of Challan 15-12 -2020
b) Last date for registered of Applications online 15-12-2020
c) Last date for submission of printed copy of online registered Application form along with fee in the shape of Challan (original only), and copies of caste certificates in case of SC/ST/OBC non creamy layer/ for EWS(Economically Weaker Section) income & assets certificate and medical certificates in case PHC candidates and NR (two copies of NRs) by the candidate/Head Masters of the schools concerned in the office of concerned District Educational Officer. (Printed Application forms, & NR must be attested by concerned Head Master.) (Attested copy of the caste, non-creamy layer certificates for SC/ST/ OBC non-creamy layer respectively, medical certificate for PHC and income & assets certificate for EWS should be enclosed otherwise they will be treated as general candidates).. 16-12-2020
d) Last date for submission of Printed Application forms and Nominal Rolls attested by concerned Head Master, along with Original Challans by the concerned DEO’s to the O/o the Director of Government Examinations., T.S., Hyderabad. 18-12-2020

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  • National Talent Search Examination (First Level) is being conducted by Directorate of Government Examinations, T.S., Hyderabad as per directions of NCERT, New Delhi every year.
  • All students in the state who are studying X Standard in any of the recognized schools can write the examination.
  • The number of scholarships will be allocated by NCERT every year. The candidates will be selected to the Second Level basing on the merit and as per the reservation norms given by NCERT.
  • 2000 candidates will be selected in Second Level Examination all over the country.
  • Scholarship will be paid by the NCERT, New Delhi. Rs.1250/- per month for Class XI to XII. Rs.2000/- per month for under graduates and Post-Graduation. For Ph.D as per UGC norms.
  • qualifying marks for candidates from SC/ST/PH category is 32% in each paper and for others (General /OBC & EWS) categories it is 40% in each paper .Selection will be done as per the guidelines of NCERT
  • Pattern of Examination
Pattern of examination for NTSE stage -I for the year 2020-21.
Paper Test type Maximum Marks No of questions Duration in minutes Timings of Exam
I Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100 120 Morning Session 09.30AM to 11.30AM
II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 120 Evening Session 1.30PM to 3.30PM