Himachal Pradesh NTSE Admit Card Stage 1 is released by SCERT, Solan through offline mode. Students who have attached the admit card with the application form are returned the admit card after the allotment of the roll number. Every year the first level of NTSE exam, which NCERT has directed states to conduct, is organized by SCERT Solan.
Each student has to bring the admit card to the assigned exam center for verification purposes. It is advised to keep the admit card safe till the scholarship process. The examination is scheduled to be held on November 03, 2019.
Admit card is the most important document one should carry positively at the examination centre. Carry blue or black ball-point pen along with the admit card to the examination centre. However, a calculator, mobile phone, mathematical & physical table or any other kind of ready reckoner/electronic gadget is not allowed in the examination hall.
NTSE admit card 2019 contains details like roll no, name, date of birth, category, father’s name, school address, class, centre, and full address of the candidate. It should also have passport size photograph attested by the head of the school. The examination will be conducted in two sessions on the same day.
Reach the exam centre half an hour before the commencement of the examination and occupy the seat that bears your roll number. Write your 11 digit roll number, centre code number as mentioned in the admit card on the OMR sheet and question booklet. Use of whitener and eraser is prohibited. Following all the instructions given during the examination by the invigilator. Mark only one answer to each objective question. Similarly, overwriting and darkening of more than one bubble will not be given any marks.
Candidates have to take the examination in two parts; part I comprises of Mental Ability Test (MAT) consisting of 100 questions. Whereas, part II comprises of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) consisting of 100 questions each from science, mathematics and social science. Each question will carry 1 mark each and there will be no negative marking for wrong or unattempted question. Allotted time for both the session is 120 minutes (2 hours) separately. The reporting time at the examination centre is 9:30 AM and examination will start from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon for session 1 (MAT) and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for session 2 (SAT). 30 minutes will be given extra for the visually challenged students.
Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2019 result will be declared tentatively in January 2020. The minimum qualifying marks for general category, OBC, EWS candidate shall be 40% and for SC, ST, PCG is 32% for each session of examination. Those who are qualified in stage 1, their names will be recommended to NCERT, New Delhi for appearing in the stage II examination. A certificate will be issued by the Principal, SCERT, Solan to the candidates selected in the stage-I exam. However, there is no provision for revaluation of the result.
Stage- II is a national level examination which is scheduled to be held on May 10th, 2020. This examination will also have two sessions of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Among the students who will qualify NTSE stage- II examination will be awarded the scholarship. Nationally 2000 students will be awarded the scholarship. 52 candidates will be awarded scholarships in HP through the final exam.
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for identifying talented students who want to pursue higher education in Science and Social Studies streams. The examination is conducted at two levels i.e. first, state-level talent search examination and then, National Level Talent Search Examination. The students qualifying in State Level Talent Search Examination are eligible to appear for NTSE stage II examination to be conducted by NCERT. NTSE scheme aims to award talented students pursuing education in Science and Social Studies stream with scholarships to help continue their education.