State Examination Board Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is conducting the state level National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019 on November 3, 2019. The admit card or hall ticket for the same is available for download at sebexam.org. To download
Students in class 8th, who have applied for the NTSE exam, can go to sebexam.org and go to its print hall ticket page, accessible from the menu, in order to download the admit card. They need to login with confirmation number and either date of birth or aadhar dise number to get their hall tickets.
DISE is Aadhaar-enabled District Information System for Education. This is 18 digit number provided by the state government to the students.
All the candidates must carry a hard copy of the downloaded admit card along with no other documents during the examination. It will be a written examination in an offline mode. The total stages in NTSE exam includes: first the state level talent search examination to screen the candidates for the second stage which is the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) conducted by NCERT. Level 2 will be held on May 10, 2020.
The first stage paper will contain two sections, one for Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the other one is for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Each section is of 100 marks having 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). To complete each section, student will get 120 minutes or 2 hours. The paper carries no negative marking for evaluation. The question paper is set both in Gujarati and English language.
Additionally blind students are given a relaxation in time; whereas the normal candidates have to complete the paper in 2 hours, blind students have the extension of 30 minutes i.e they can complete the paper in 2.5 hours.
As per the official notification published on the NCERT website regarding NTSE examination, results of stage 1 examination will be calculated and declared by the respective states and Union Territories. Thus for Gujarat, SEB shall be responsible for results. Students would be able to check their result in the month of January or February.
Accordingly those who make it to the merit list of the selected candidates by clearing the qualifying cut off, will be invited for the stage 2 examination. For general category students they should have at least 40% marks in each section to clear level 1, and for SC/ST and PH the cut off applicable is 32%.
SEB also conducts NMMS, primary and secondary scholarship exam. Whereas NTSE is for class 10th students, NMMS is for class 8th.
NTSE is a National Talent Search Examination earlier known as NTSS in 1976 which is a scheme announced by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). This scheme was launched to search, identify and nurture the growing talent and for the same purpose, also now provides 2000 scholarships to such students.