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Talent Search at School Level for Class X Students Guidelines and Model Paper Rc.No.5101

RMSA - Release of funds towards Talent Search at School level approved in PAB 2017-18 under Quality Component- Guidelines / Instructions issued

                                                Talent Search Programme
RMSA has proposed Talent Search programme in connection with the National Talent Search Examination for class Xth students, with objective of identifying talented students of class X lh and to give them financial assistance towards getting the best possible education so that their talent may be improved and they may serve the country well. National Talent Search Examination being conducted by NCERT, New Delhi every year to the class Xth students. For this a preparatory Model Test is planned, to be conducted at Divisional Level and District Level by the District Educational Officer. The following norms are described by NCERT for National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).
Any regular student of Xlh standards (State/CBSE/ICSE syllabus) will be eligible to appear in the National Talent Search Examination.
This Examination is conducted at two phases:
1. First phase (State Level)
2. Second phase (National Level)
First Phase (State Level):
The Board of Secondary Education shall hold the State Level (first Phase)Examination every year usually in the month of November inviting applications from all the districts.
Second Phase (National Level):
This examination will be conducted by NCERT, New Delhi in May every year in Vijayawada for those who qualify in first phase (State Level) on the basis of written test. It will be notified by 
NCERT in all the leading News Papers. 

Tentative Pattern of the Examination:
The Examination consists of 3 papers as briefed below
Paper-I General Mental Ability Test (GMAT):
This paper consists of items on reasoning, analysis and synthesis / pictorial, numerical, descriptive etc. Total 50 Questions.
Paper-II English Language Comprehensions Tet (L.C.T):
This Paper consists of items to test the English Language Comprehension. Total 50 questions of 50 marks.
Paper-III Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T):
Consists of 100 questions. Out of which 40 questions will be in Social Science which includes History, Geography, Civics and Economics, 40 questions in General Science including Physics, Chemistry and Biology, 20 questions from Mathematics.
* Stage-I: State Level Examination 05-11-2017
* Stage-II: National Level Examination 13-05-2018
To promote more participation from Govt/Z.P./Municipal/KGBV/Model Schools, APSWR, APRIE, A.P. Tribal Welfare Aided Schools, Open School Students an amount of Rs.50,000 will be released by RMSA to each district to conduct Divisional, District level Talent Search Examination as per the NTSE Model
* Model Test Schedule:
Divisional Level Examination on or before 03-09-2017
District Level Examination on or before 14-09-2017
Guidelines to conduct Model Talent Search Examination at District Level
-7 Talent Search Examination should be conducted to the class 10'" students of Govt. High Schools
-7 Wide publicity of the Examination should be given through print and electronic media such that the students of all Gov!. Schools participate in the examination.
-7 The District Educational Officer should communicate the information to Government Secondary Schools Head Masters of all Managements.
-7 The District Educational Officer should take the responsibility of development of Divisional Level, District Level Question Papers as per the NTSE Model.
-7 Care should be taken by the District Educational Officer in conducting the Divisional Level and District Level Examination and preparing merit list at District Level.
-7 At Least 20 students from each division should be sent to attend the District Level Examination.
-7 First 10 students of District Level Examination should be awarded with cash prize.
-7 100 students from the District Level Examination as per merit may be given One Day Orientation by subject experts who were well versed with the NTSE.
-7 There is no relation of the participation of Divisional Level/District Level Model Talent Search Examination appearing at Stage-I NTSE with every class Xth student eligible to participate in the NTSE Stage-I Examination.
-7 As per the information the number of students who are appearing the Stage-I from the Govt. is very less. Hence the District Educational Officers should focus in this aspect and see that a large number of students apply for Stage-I examination strictly adhering to the schedule given by the Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh.
-7 The detailed information and the Model Papers of Stage-I & State-II may be obtained from the following websites.
Stage-I: www.bseap.org
Stage-II: www.ncert.com / www.examrace.com
Norms of Expenditure:
I. Development of question papers Rs.15000/-
2. Conducting Divisional Level and District Level Examination Rs.30000/-
3. Cash Prize @ Rs.500/- to 10 students - Rs.5000/-