The NTS Examination for the academic year 2012-13 will be held for Class X instead of Class VIII as it was in previous Year.
The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 500/- per month (as per MHRD guidelines).
The state level NTS examination for the year 2012- 13 will be conducted on Sunday, 18th November, 2012.
The national level NTS examination for the academic session 2012-13 will be held on 12th May, 2013.
There will be 90 items in Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at the state level carrying one mark each.
The qualifying marks will be 40% for general and 32% for SC/ST/Physically Disabled candidates.
Visually Challenged candidates are allowed 30 minutes extra time both in MAT and SAT.
The number of questions allocated for each subject will be:
Physics – 12
Chemistry – 11
Biology – 12
Mathematics – 20
History – 10
Geography – 10
Pol. Science – 10
Economics – 05
The questions framed for the SAT will be based on the syllabus for Classes IX and X as prescribed by the different examination boards
The NTS Awardees of Class VIII at National level are not required to appear in Class X examination again. However, the unsuccessful candidates of Class VIII (who has qualified at State Level but Not at National level) can now again appear
for Class X examination.