Ankit Sharma, Jalandhar: The Stage-I examination of the National Talent Search Examination will be held on January 16. In this, students of class X from all government schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and recognized schools across the state can take the examination. For SC students who have 55 percent marks in class IX and 70 percent marks for general category students, the last date to fill admission is November 30. The admit card can be downloaded next year on January 1, 2022. The January 16 exam will be held from 10 am to 1:30 pm in English and Punjabi. To pass it, it is mandatory to get 32 ​​in mental ability and 40 percent marks in subject ability. The exam will consist of 200 multiple choice questions, out of which 100 questions are to test mental ability and 100 questions to test subject aptitude. 13 questions from Physics, Chemistry, 14 questions from Life Science, 20 from Mathematics, 11 questions from History, Geography, 11 questions from Civics and eight questions from Economics have been included. There is no negative marking.

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4.38 lakh rupees are being spent for coaching

Education Department will give special coaching to the students of 23 districts along with print study material and practice sheets. 438754 rupees will be spent for this. Earlier, Rs 465800 was spent on the students for NTSE preparation. As a result, only 61 students from government schools of the state were able to clear the NTSE Stage-II examination. No student of Jalandhar’s government school had passed. Scholarship is available on clearing Stage-2 exam

After passing the stage-2 examination, two thousand students are given a scholarship of Rs 1250 per month till 11th and 12th, Rs 2,000 per month for graduation and post graduation. The benefit of the scheme is given to the meritorious students of 15 percent SC, 7.5 percent ST, 27 percent other categories, 10 percent economically weaker families. Four percent for handicapped, one percent blind and deaf and dumb.

Edited By: Jagran