Check the answer key of NTSE 2012
Students who appeared for the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) can check the answer key from the official website of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The council published the key of NTSE 2012 on Tuesday, reported The Times of India.
The step will benefit students who took the exam in May 13 this year. Candidates can evaluate their own performance and they can also mail the feedback to the Council by July 15 on the email id: email@example.com. Starting 2010, the council also allows candidates to take the question papers home. This year more than 5 lakh students took the exam.(Read more)
NCERT has been conducting the NTSE since 1963. It is the oldest national scholarship programme for recognizing and nurturing the talent from across the country. Conducted for students of standard VIII, the exam comprises two sections, namely, Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
The Exam has been divided into two stages:
- It is conducted at states and union territory level. The states or UT select students qualifying for Stage 2.
- The written exam comprises MAT and SAT with 100 multiple choice questions each, which should be answered in 90 minutes.
- NCERT conducts Stage 2 at national level. Only those candidates who qualified in the first round (Stage 1) can sit for Stage 2. Though first stage has quotas or pre-specified number of seats for each level, there are no state quotas for the final round. However, pre-specified reservation for SC/ST and physically challenged candidates exists.
- The syllabus is similar to Stage 1. Those qualifying the second round appear for interview.
Important dates for NTSE 2013:
|Stage 1||Last date for Submission of Application Form||August 31, 2012|
|Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands||November 17, 2012|
|Examination in All other States and Union Territories||November 18, 2012
|Stage 2||Examination in All States and Union Territories||May 12, 2013 (Sunday)|
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