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7 Great Places to pursue Aerospace Engineering

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Let us start with the basics first.  

What does an Aerospace Engineer do?

Simply put, an aerospace engineer performs engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. She may conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. She may also recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques. 

They are also called

Design Engineer, Flight Test Engineer, Systems Engineer 

On the job, she

  • Formulates mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design, according to customer engineering requirements.
  • Plans or conducts experimental, environmental, operational, or stress tests on models or prototypes of aircraft or aerospace systems or equipment.
  • Formulates conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements or conform to environmental regulations.

So, what kind of personalities are best suited for becoming an Aerospace Engineer:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance

The top 7 premier institutes in India offering B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

  • IIT Bombay:  57 seats (Gender Neutral) + 5 for Females
  • IIT Kharagpur: 28 seats  (Gender Neutral) + 5 for Females
  • IIT Kanpur: 46 seats (Gender Neutral) + 5 for Females
  • IIT Madras: 37 seats (Gender Neutral) + 5 for Females
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur: 33 seats (Gender Neutral) + 3 for Females
  • Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh: 26 seats (Gender Neutral)
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram: 60 seats (Gender Neutral)

In addition, these also offer 5-Year Integrated B.Tech - M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

  • IIT Kharagpur: 16 seats (Gender Neutral) + 3 for Females  
  • IIT Madras: 10 seats (Gender Neutral) + 3 for Females

To make it into any of the above, the candidate will need to qualify the JEE-Adv

By the way, none of the IIITs, NITs or even BITS-Pilani offer Aerospace or Aeronautical programs.  

Hope you found this information useful :)

7 worst things not to do while choosing a career

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On the verge of getting into a college ? Facing the dilemma of selecting from a plethora of options ? Getting different opinions (some unwanted and unsolicited as well) ? Well, that is what most of the students face. After all, this one decision is going to impact your lifelong career and can hence change the entire direction of your life.

While you make your choice, make sure that you keep in mind some basic tenets that are fundamental to ensuring that you do not regret later. As is said, precaution is better than cure!

Given this, I enumerate below 7 worst things that one needs to avoid while making a decision in favour of a specific course / college / career. These may sound like common-sense. And I agree, Yes, these are common-sensical things. Hence, by the very definition, ignoring these may make one’s decision non-sensical !

1. Adopting the herd mentality

One must not get influenced by what others are doing in terms of career. This is of utmost importance. Sometimes we are influenced by what others opt for themselves. Let us say someone selects a commerce related career choice. And since you admire him and think he is a very intelligent person, you get influenced and you also do the same. Avoid this approach. After all one size does not fit all.

2. Selecting a career not as per one’s aptitude.

This is one of the most commonly ignored aspects. Usually candidates opt for a career as per one’s likes and dislikes for an occupation without considering one’s aptitude. This leads to frustration and discontentment later on, besides impacting one’s on-the-job performance.

3. Getting influenced by “Earning potential” - a very misleading parameter

What you study is definitely very important. No doubts. But finally how much you will earn depends more on your attitude and a host of many other factors. There are umpteen examples of people who did not get a very good education but achieved pinnacle of success – both in terms of financial as well as social rewards. As long as you remain serious about and committed to whatever you decide, you will achieve success. On a lighter note, I may add that many completely uneducated “Babajis” have also made riches.

4. Looking for easy options

Are you searching for a great option wherein you get to achieve great heights without any toil ? Well, I don’t know of any. One has to work hard – be it any field. Even if one is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, one has to persevere. There is nothing called free lunch in life. Even the free lunch (if at all I may call it free) in a jail comes at the price of your cherished freedom.

As said by Tim Notke – Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard.

5. Not removing the blinkers

When it comes to opportunities awareness, unfortunately the majority doesn’t know that it doesn’t know ! And the first thing one needs to do is to accept this and thereby make a serious attempt at gaining reliable information.

Well, given the large and complex education ecosystem that we have, it is extremely difficult to know the super-set of options. And that leads to sub-optimal choices. For example, many students are unaware that there are great options after class 12 for non-science students in IITs and in many other such great institutes. And given the tough competition, those who are aware may not share it with others - it’s a competitive world after all !

The way out is to start early, check reliable websites, verify the information and then build your plan A, B and C options.

If you don’t know an option, you are naturally guaranteed to miss it !

6. Inadequate financial planning

Higher education is getting more and more expensive. While there are scholarships and loan facilities available, one needs to keep one’s pocket in mind. I don’t say that one should limit one’s choices simply because one does not have deep pockets. Just that a holistic view must be taken in terms of how does one plan to meet the expenses. Being well informed and prepared never hurt anybody.

7. University vs Course dilemma

Many youngsters opt for a hyped-up course without caring about the institute they are getting into. One needs to appreciate that it takes a lot of time and toil to build institutions of repute and standing. Hence due care needs to be taken – a popular course of one’s choice may not lead to a great career if done from a rather low-end institute. The best bet of course is making it to a course of one’s choice in a great established institute. Else probably opting for a plan B course in a great institute may be a much wiser decision.

Impact of JEE Advanced going online: Strategy and tips

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All this while JEE advanced aspirants have been writing the entrance. Now instead of writing, they will be typing and surfing because that is the new way of appearing for JEE Advanced. With many glitches and mistakes that had taken place in the past, the Joint Admission Board or JAB has decided the online way of JEE Advanced. It is definitely a historic move. The Impact will be seen in two colors; positive and negative.

Positive Impact of JEE Advanced online

  • Global Acceptance: It has been seen that most of the entrances in countries outside India is online. There is hardly the use of pen and paper these days. This is to avoid any glitches. Moreover, when you take the online way of entrances, in future, you will have no issue with other entrances. Technologically, you get sounder and get digitally smarter as you start practicing computer frequently. This makes the global acceptance easier. A student gains more visibility outside India compared to those who have never attempted online entrances.
  • Rectification of human errors: When a paper is to be evaluated, human errors tend to occur and to avoid this, online paper checking method is the best as human error is reduced through the use of computer.
  • Safety from Mishandling: Papers are subject to soiling and spoiling when they have to be loaded on a vehicle, sent to a particular destination etc. On the other hand, online mode is the best mode as everything is centralized and safe in one place. Everything is universally accessible and there is no fear of spoilage. There is no need of handling. Just save and retain.
  • Live Online Classes: This mode of coaching getting popular and making students globally competent.

Negative Impact of JEE Advanced online

  • Struggle for students from the rural areas: Students from the rural areas are not used to the online method. This can be an obstacle in the better performance of the students who can do wonders if not appearing online.
  • Categorization of Questions: It is easier to categorize questions on papers than online. With online mode, keeping questions for later can be inconvenient.

With both the pros and cons out of the implementation of online JEE Advance, it is important to strategize best ways in scoring well. The motive is to crack the entrance; no matter what the mode of entrance is. Making ways to study hard and bringing out result that is desired are the ultimate goals one can think of.

What Tips and Strategies to be followed?

The new mode of entrance can be a challenge for many and those who can get over the challenge will win the race effectively. For those who have been facing the challenges, the tips and tricks can help in the long run. Try and practice to clear in the first attempt even after the change in the entrance pattern.

Practice till you master it: Online mode is not difficult. It is just different than the traditional method of appearing for any entrance. It is important to start practicing the online mode through mock tests several times before the entrance date. This will make one close to perfect and gain confidence. The fear of online entrance will be gone and it will be just another entrance for you. The practice can be categorized in the following steps-

  • Learn the basics first. Without the basic, you will find it difficult to proceed further and gain more knowledge. Once you have the subject matter expertise, you will automatically have the confidence of facing the online entrance of IIT JEE Advanced
  • Practice the previous year question papers online. With this, you will gain the habit of using the online entrance mode. When you reach the examination hall on the entrance day, you won’t have the fear of the online entrance examination
  • Mock tests can prove to be beneficial. Any doubt you have, ensure that you won’t delay the process of seeking clarification from the teachers and mentors
  • Joining online coaching classes can also break the ice between your fear and the online mode

Once you follow these tricks and tips, you will definitely be super confident and have more power to encounter the online mode of entrance. This may take time. It may be a month, three months or even six months; but following these proven methods have helped CAT aspirants in the past who have always appeared for online mode.

The most important factor is your knowledge. When you have the basics crystal clear, no obstacle can break you. You will always be confident. Of course, the speed of attempting questions online can be slower. This can be dealt with easily. Joining a computer class and understanding the way it operates and how it works can be fruitful for you. For someone who is already adept at it can try the mock test online. For beginners, joining a computer coaching is a must.

Try it to believe that you can. Nothing is impossible if you believe in the phrase, “I can”.

Author Bio:- Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of AskIITians  an online coaching platform for IIT JEE, Medical and School Entrance exams. It is his passion and vision to help the engineering and medical aspirants that he along with his co-founder started with this venture. He had worked with Kurt Salmon Associates, a reputed American Management Consultancy.

IIT Admission - 3 Key Changes Introduced in JEE Advanced 2018

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Starting 2018, the Govt has introduced 3 key changes in .JEE Advanced which is one of the toughest entrance exams in the country for admission in the premier Indian Institutes of Technology and some other colleges.

Change 1 : Exam to be held only in online mode only

Laptop, Human Hands, Keyboard, Typing, WorkingStarting 2018, the exam shall be held only in Online mode. This is the first time that the option of attempting the exam in pen-and-paper mode has been withdrawn. This decision of conducting the exam only in online mode had run into some CONTROVERSY with students from Bihar opposing the move. However, the Govt has gone ahead and decided in favour of Online mode only.

 

 

Change 2 : Introduction of additional “Supernumerary” seats for Female candidates

A decision has been taken at the level of the IIT Council to, inter alia, improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at the IITs from the current (approximately) 8% to 14% in 2018-19 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for female candidates, without any reduction in the number of seats that was made available to non-female candidates in the previous academic year (i.e. academic year 2017-2018). Accordingly, to achieve this objective, and in accordance with the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, supernumerary seats will thus be created and offered to female candidates for improving the gender balance in the undergraduate programs in IITs. These supernumerary seats will be offered (a) to only those female candidates who are declared qualified in JEE (Advanced) - 2018, and, (b) strictly based on the performance in JEE (Advanced) - 2018.

Change 3 : 4000 More Candidates To Be Eligible

As per notification dated 7 Oct 2017 release by IIT Kanpur (organizing institute for JEE-Advanced 2018), 4000 more students will be eligible for write JEE-Advanced in 2018. This effectively raises the number of such candidates from 2,20,000 to 2,24,000. Ad per the notice, “Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2018.” It is worthwhile to note that the number of students may in fact be a little over 2,24,000 owing to “tied” ranks / score in any category – as spelt out in the prospectus.

 

About the blogger: Neelesh is the Co-founder at MyExamPlan.com He can be reached at neelesh@myexamplan.com

6 Little Known Facts about B.Arch Eligibility

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In our previous blog  ‘NATA 2017 - Take Note of 6 Changes' we wrote about the changes introduced in National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA exam in 2017. We were overwhelmed by the number of queries received from anxious students especially regarding eligibility criteria for B.Arch programs in India.  But we were not surprised. Not the least because this is a pretty confusing topic even for the experts.  In this blog, we will bring forth the facts. So, here you go.

But hey, to begin with, let us put forth one of the key but very little know facts – in many institutes (Govt as well as private), you do not need to be a science student for admission in B.Arch. And this is the last year for this – from next year (2019 batch),PCM in Class 12 will be made mandatory for B.Arch admission. So read on …

1. For Architecture programs in IITs (IIT-Kharagpur & IIT-Roorkee)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Top 2,24,000 in JEE-Main 2018 Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths)

Selection : Qualify in JEE-Main Paper 1 + Qualify in JEE-Adv (Paper 1 & Paper 2) + Pass in Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

 

2. Architecture admissions in any of the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 75% (65% for SC/ST candidates) or be in top 20 percentile in Class 12 board

Selection : Paper 2 of JEE-Main  (Maths, Aptitude & Drawing).  Candidate need not apply for Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) if he/she interested only in Architecture.

 

3. Admissions to architecture programs in UP

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 50% aggregate and passed without grace in compulsory subjects

Selection : Paper 4 of UPSEE: Part A: Maths & Aesthetic Sensibility  Part B:  Drawing Aptitude

 

4. Admissions to architecture programs in West Bengal via WBJEE

Compulsory subjects : Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Eligibility :  Aggregate 50% in Class 12

Selection : (WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2) + (NATA or Paper-2 of JEE-Main)

 

5. Admissions to architecture programs in Jadavpur University

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics.

Eligibility : Aggregate 60% (45% for Reserved Category Candidates) in PCM taken together & Min 30% in English in Class 12

Selection : WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2 + (NATA or JEE-Main Paper-2)

 

5 Admissions to architecture program in AMU

Compulsory subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & English

Eligibility : Min 50% in aggregate in PCM & English

Selection : AMU Paper 1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) + AMU Paper 2 (Aesthetic Sensitivity & Drawing)

 

6. Admissions to other architecture programs across India via NATA

Compulsory subjects : Mathematics

Eligibility : 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics in Class 12

Selection : NATA

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News & Updates

Jadavpur Univ may introduce entrance exams in 2019 for Science and Maths Undergrad courses

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Jadavpur University, Kolkata, is considering providing admission in Science and Maths Undergrad courses through an entrance exam, starting 2019. This year (2018), the entrance exam was held only for humanities courses. Mathematics’ department’s proposal of introducing the entrance exam in 2018 was shot down by the university  council. A change is expected next year.

Besides Mathematics, it is learnt that Physics and Chemistry departments are also keen on providing admissions through entrance test. The stated intent is to filter in the meritorious students who are keen on studying the subject at higher levels but are at time unable to cope up in case the admissions are based simply of 10+2 score.

While Mathematics department is keen on 100%age weightage to entrance exam, Physics and Chemistry departments seem to be open to a 50-50 weightage to entrance exam dn 10+2 score.

It is worth putting forth that the faculty had strongly opposed scrapping of entrance exam in 2018 for BA-(H)-English and BA-(H)-Comparative-Literature. Especially because Comparative Literature is anyway not offered in 10+2 school curriculum and students are hence not assessed appropriately for their suitability of studying the same in college.

HRD Min and IIT Council Meet on 21 Aug to take critical decisions on JEE Main and Advanced

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HRD Ministry and IIT Council is planning to meet on 21 Aug 2018 for discussing and taking critical decisions regarding conduct of JEE (Mains), JEE (Advanced) and the admission procedure for the coveted and prestigious IITs. Many related topics are likely to be decided upon to bring about clarity and put to rest the anxiety being faced by lakhs of student across the country. The Council is the highest decision making body of the IITs and is headed by the HRD Minister.

Meanwhile, National Testing Agency already has a Press Release available on its website talking of JEE Mains to be conducted twice every year. Check the news and NTA press release HERE.

While the final agenda is not yet available, following topics are likely to be discussed and decided upon :

1. Review the pattern and difficulty level of JEE Advanced

2. Scrap JEE Advanced and admit students based on JEE Mains only

3. Allowing students to choose the IIT campus of their choice but not the course. Under his idea, it is proposed not to give ranks in JEE Mains. Instead, group students securing between a specific range (say 70% to 80%) marks in one group and treat them as equals. Students in the top groups will then be eligible for admission in IITs.

Watch out for further updates.

MCC UG NEET 2018 Counseling Mop Up Round

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The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) has published the Seat Matrix for UG NEET 2018 Mop Up Round for admission in first year MBBS/BDS 2018-19 against NEET 15% AIQ/DEEMED/CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES/ESIC & AFMC (MBBS/BDS).

Total number of seats in mop-up round : 3042

Schedule

1. Display of seat matrix : 16 Aug to upto 5PM on 18 Aug 2018

2. Payment : Upto 12 Noon, 19 Aug 2018

3. Choice filling / locking : Closes at 5PM on 19 Aug 2018

4. Processing of seat allotment and result declaration : 20 Aug 2018

5. Reporting : 21 Aug 2018 to 26 Aug 2018

6. Transfer of non-reporting and non-joining vacant seats to Deemed / Central Universities / ESIC for 7. mop-up on 27 Aug 2018

Links

Counselling schedule : https://mcc.nic.in/UGCounselling/Documents/RevisedUG18schedule140818.pdf

Seat matrix :  https://mcc.nic.in/UGCounselling/home/ShowPdf?Type=50C9E8D5FC98727B4BBC93CF5D64A68DB647F04F&ID=DBC0F004854457F59FB16AB863A3A1722CEF553F

JEE (Mains) and NEET 2019 tentative schedule released by NTA

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National Testing Agency (NTA) has released tentative dates for JEE (Mains) and NEET for 2019. NTA was approved by the Union Cabinet in November 2017 as an Autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational Institutions. Starting 2019, NTA plans to conduct JEE (Main) and NEET which were conducted by CBSE till 2018.

Tentative schedule for JEE (Main) 2019

(A) Jan 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms : 1 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

Dates of examination : 6 Jan 2019 to 20 Jan 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Declaration of results : First week of Feb 2019

(B) April 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms : Second week of Feb 2019

Dates of examination : 7 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Declaration of results : First week of May 2019

Tentative schedule for NEET (UG) 2019

(A) Feb 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms : 1 Oct 2018 to 31 Oct 2018

Dates of examination : 3 Feb 2019 to 17 Feb 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Declaration of results : First week of Mar 2019

(B) May 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms : Second week of Mar 2019

Dates of examination : 12 May 2019 to 26 May 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Declaration of results : First week of June 2019

Key points

a) The syllabus and the pattern of question paper would remain the same.

b) There will be NO increase in the exam fees currently being charged.

c) JEE (Main) and NEET (UG) will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. However, sitting in both the tests will not be compulsory.

d) The two tests (each for JEE (Main) & NEET (UG)) will be equated using psychometric methods, standardisation techniques and best of the equated scores will be used for the admissions.

e) The examinations for all candidates will be conducted in online (computer based) mode only.

f) Tests will be conducted in multiple sittings and a candidate will have an option of dates to choose from.

g) Scores of different candidates in multiple sittings will also be equated using standardization techniques.

h) NTA will establish a network of test practice centres for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. Schools / engineering colleges with computer centres would be identified and kept open on Saturday/Sunday starting from 3rd week of August. Any student can use the facility free of charge.

i) Examinations will be held in existing number of languages.

NTA Press release : https://nta.ac.in/Download/nta-first-press.pdf

NCERT announces NTSS-2019

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established by the Government of India in the year 1961 with a view to bringing about qualitative improvement in school education in the country. No sooner the Council was set up than it mounted a number of programmes in this direction. One such programme was to identify and nurture the talented students. This programme took up the shape of a scheme called National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) in the year 1963 which provided for the identification of talented students and awarding them with scholarships.

The scholarship under the present scheme awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in science and social science up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfillment of the conditions provided in this brochure.

No. of scholarships : As on date 1000 scholarships are awarded in the country.

Scholarships amounts

1. Higher Secondary level Rs. 1250/- p.m.

2. Graduate and Post Graduate Rs. 2000/- p.m.

3. For Ph.D. degree (four years) As per UGC norms

Reservation : 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 27% for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with benchmark disabilities.

Two stage exam : The State/Union Territory will prepare a merit list of the candidates ensuring the minimum qualifying marks in both the tests separately. These marks are 40 per cent in the case of General and OBC category candidates and 32 per cent in the case of SC/ST/physically challenged candidates.

The result of State Level Talent Search examination is declared in months of January/February by the States/UTs themselves. This examination is used only to recommend the candidates for second level NTS examination conducted by the NCERT. The marks of the State level Examination are not added to the National Level Examination for award of scholarship.

Eligibility for State Level Exam : All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School etc. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located. However, no domicile restriction shall be imposed. The state may impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like any qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination etc. Students registered under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible for scholarship provided the students are below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of that particular year) the students is not employed and they are appearing in class X for the first time.

Eligibility for National Level Exam

 (a) The National Talent Search Examination is open for students of Indian nationality whether they study in India or abroad at Class X level.

(b) Only the candidates selected by the States/UTs on the basis of their screening examination shall be eligible to appear in the National level examination to be conducted by the NCERT on the Second Sunday of May each year (unless otherwise notified). The NCERT will convey the roll number, the venue, the date and time for the national level examination to all such candidates directly through its portal www.ncert@nic.in

(c) Students of Indian nationality studying abroad at the Class X level may also compete for Talent Search Award under the following conditions:

(i) The Indian students studying abroad in Class X or equivalent class shall be exempted from the first level-screening test and shall be permitted to appear directly at the second level examination conducted by the NCERT.

(ii) A candidate shall be eligible to appear in the second level NTS examination only if he or she has obtained at least 60 per cent marks (in aggregate) at the previous annual examination.

(iii) A candidate will have to appear in the NTS examination at a centre in India at her/his own cost.

(iv) A candidate desiring to appear in the NTS examination may request through the Head of the Institution where he or she is studying along with an attested copy (by the Head of the Institution) of the mark sheet of Class IX. The request should reach the Head, Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT, New Delhi-110016 latest by 31st December of the concerned year.

(v) The Council shall allot roll numbers to the eligible candidates and inform them about the date, time and the venue of examination along with other relevant instructions.

(vi) No request for change of Centre shall be entertained.

(vii) If a candidate is selected, the scholarship shall be paid for pursuing studies in India only.

(viii) Change of center will be permitted in genuine cases and as per instructions issued from NCERT.

Application Procedure : The students studying in Class X in the country ought to be on the lookout for any advertisement in the newspapers or circulars in the school by the respective Government of their State/UT for the above said examination and act as per the requirement given in the State advertisement/circular. Any other information/query about the details of the state level examination may be had from Liaison Officers of the State/UT agencies, the addresses of which are given in the Appendix.

The filled in application by the student be submitted to the State Liaison Officer duly signed by the Principal of the school before the due date as advertised / circulated by each concerned State/UT.

Key dates

Test date 1 : First Saturday of Nov (only in Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar)

Test date 2 : First Sunday of Nov (except in Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar

Test date 3 : Second Sunday of May (for National Level)

Fee : Nil for National Level (stage 2) exam. However, State may impose any fee for examination and/or for application form.

Syllabus : There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTS examination. However, the standard of items shall be conforming to the level of Classes IX and X. A separate booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print as well as on the NCERT website

Test pattern

The examination will have two papers, each of 2 hour duration  : Paper-I Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Paper-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Qualifying marks : 32% marks SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General &OBC) Category separately in both papers

There will be No Negative Marking

Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit

Selection of the awardees will be made on the basis of total Marks scored in MAT & SAT based on merit

In National Level Exam, The tests will be available in the following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The candidate has to mention his option regarding the language in which he/she want to take the test in the application form. Accordingly, the question booklet in that language shall be made available to the candidate at the centre. After exercising this option, no request for the change of medium will be entertained.

Brochure : Download HERE

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