State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), Government of Uttarakhand is conducting the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019 tomorrow, on November 3, 2019. This is the first of the two levels of NTSE exam.
For the state level NTSE, students have been issued their admit cards through block education offices. At the time of submitting application forms, class 10th students had to make sure that they did not detach the admit card. The same, with roll number and other details filled by the office was issued around a week ago.
NTSE will be a pen and paper mode exam, with two papers I and II. Paper I will be the mental ability test or MAT, and paper II will be the scholastic aptitude test or SAT. Each shall have 100 questions of 1 mark each. There is no negative marking in the exam. Students should reach the exam center, with prescribed documents, on or before the reporting time. Extra items which will not be allowed in the center, should not be carried.
Traditionally, answer keys become available through various platforms after exam. As the young students complete their papers, they start looking for the same, mainly online.
At the state level, availability of official NTSE answer keys is unlikely. However if the official answer keys do release, they will be available at scert.uk.gov.in. Nevertheless unofficial answer keys by teachers are highly likely to be available by the end of the day tomorrow.
Coaching centres prominent in the region are most likely to release the answer keys post exam. Besides, individual teachers and educators who mentor class 10th students on scholarship exams all year round are also expected to publish their own set of solutions. Students can get an idea of their expected scores using the NTSE UK answer keys. This proves to be useful while waiting for results. However calculation for results shall be as per official answers finalized by SCERT only.
The result of state level talent search examination will be declared in months of January or February 2020. Those who qualify the exam as per the level 1 results, will be able to go ahead for the level 2 exam, which will be on a national level. The quota allotted to Uttarakhand is 79 under the NTSE program.
NCERT conducts the NTSE level 2. The body was set up by Government of India in the year 1961 with a view to bringing about qualitative improvement in school education in the country. After this soon the body decided to bring some programmes for the benefit of the students. Scheme then known by the name NTSS was formulated to focus on science stream students, and later it came to be known as NTSE which today focuses on streams like social sciences, medicine and engineering as well.