Directorate of TE & SCERT

Government of Odisha


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1 Guideline for NMMS(Odia)
2 Guideline for NMMS(English)
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a Scheme of National Council of Educational Research and Traning. It is a Scheme which aims to provide wider platforms to the talented children by motivating them to develop themselves and to nuture them.
  • The Examination: NationalTalent Search Examination is two tier process.
    • Stage – I : The State is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting of the frist tier Screening Examination Known as State Level Talent Search Examination for Selection of stipulated number (State Quota) of candidates of the National Level Examination.
    • State – II : National Level Talent Search Examination is conducted by NCERT for candidates selected through stage – I.
  • Examination Fees : The Candidates are not required to pay any examination fees.
  • Eligibility : Students studying in Class X in recognized schools in Odisha including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sainik School etc are eligible to appear National Talent Search Examination They must have passed Class – IX Annual Examination Securing at least 60% marks or equivalent . (relaxable by 5% for reserved category). There is no domicile restriction.
  • Syllabus : There is no prescribed syllabus for State Level NTS Examination . However, questions are generally asked based on the content upto Class X.
  • State quota of Odisha : 259 candidates are selected for National Level NTSE. Within this quota there is 27% reservation for OBC candidates, 15% reservation for SC candidates, 7.5% reservation for ST candidates and 4% reservation for physically Challenged Children.
  • Examination Subject : The pattern of written examination will be as follows :
    • Stage – I : Examination at the State Level will comprise two parts namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) , (b) Scholastics Aptitude Test(SAT).
    • Stage – II : Examination at National Level will comprise of (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) , (b) Scholastics Aptitude Test(SAT).