State Level National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
✰ The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify the nurture talents. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage – 1 (State Level) and Stage -II (National Level).
✰ The students of Class X in any Government/Aided/Recognized Schools/Kendriya Vidyalaya/Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kerala are eligible to apply for the State-level NTS Examination
✰ About two thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
(a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
(b) Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
✰ Qualifying marks for candidates from SC/ST/PWD (Persons With Disability category is 32% in each paper and for others (General/ OBC/OEC and EWS) categories it is 40% in each paper. From among the candidates who are qualifying the stage I examination only 220 candidates will be selected for Stage II examination as per the quota and guidelines of NCERT. When there is tie in the lowest score, in the selected list all those students who scored the particular score will be included in the list.