The National Talent Search Examination will be conducted for students studying at the Class X level. The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions. Each question has four alternatives. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer-sheet as per instructions given on the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus, the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her.

The number of questions, maximum marks and time allowed are as follows:

Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50 45 Minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 50 50 45 Minutes
2 a) Language Test
b) Sciences, Mathematics & Social Sciences
100 100 90 Minutes


  • 1. Scholarship of D 1250/- Per Month for class XI and XII.
  • 2. Scholarship of D 2000/- Per Month for Under Graduates and Post Graduates.
  • 3. Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D in accordance with UGC norms.