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Organisation : State Council of Educational Research & Training ( SCERT ) Chandigarh
Scholarship Name : SLNTSE 2019-20 State Level National Talent Search Examination
Applicable For : Class X students studying in UT Chandigarh Schools
Applicable States/ UTs : Chandigarh
Application Deadline : 5th September, 2019
Exam Date : 3rd November, 2019
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SCERT Chandigarh invites applications for State Level National Talent Search Examination (Stage-1) 2019-20 for Class 10th Students.

Related : SCERT Chandigarh NMMS National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship 2019-20 :

Who Can Apply?

** Scored grade B2 and above or 61% and above marks in Class IX examination (in the academic session 2018-19) and has been promoted to class X (in the academic session 2019-20). 5% relaxation in marks for students in SC and PH Category.

** Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of the particular year), the student is not employed and she/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time.

Important Dates

Dates for submission of Application Form and conduct of examination are given below
** Last Date for submission of Application Form is 05th September, 2019
** Date of Examination is 3rd November, 2019 (Sunday)

Application Procedure

Step 1 : Application Forms can be collected from the office of Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Sector 32, UT Chandigarh or can be downloaded from the website of SCERT, UT Chandigarh

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Step 2 : The completed application form duly signed by the Principal of the school should be submitted to the Director, SCERT before the last date

Exam Pattern

The pattern of written examination will be as follows

 PaperMarksNo. of  QuestionDuration (in minutes)
Mental Ability Test (MAT)100100120
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

(Science – 40 questions, Social Science – 40 questions, Mathematics – 20 questions)


Scholarship Amount

On the basis of National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded.

The amount of scholarship will be as under :
** 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.

Merit List :
The minimum qualifying marks in each paper will be 40% for general category and 32 % for reserved category students of SC and PH.

Selection Process

There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship.

Stage – I :
For Stage–I selection is done by SCERT Chandigarh through a written examination. Selected students of Stage-I will be recommended to appear for Stag-II examination conducted by NCERT.

Stage – II :
Number of selected students may vary as per time to time directions issued by NCERT. The division of selected students in different categories will be done according to reservation policy of UT Chandigarh.


Result of the State Level NTSE (Stage-1) will be announced by SCERT in the month of January 2020.

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