Chandigarh, October 7

The Punjab school education department has announced the dates for the State Level Talent Search Examination (Stage-1). The exam will be held on December 13, 2020.

According to a spokesperson of the Punjab school education department, the director state council for education research and training (SCERT) has prepared a detailed blueprint for the examination to be conducted for the year 2020-21. The students studying in class X can sit in this exam. SC, ST and Physicially chalenged categories should have 55% marks and other categories have 70% marks in in Class IX.

According to the spokesperson, NCERT will give nearly 2,000 scholarships to the students who will pass the Stage-II examination conducted by NCERT New Delhi. The students of XI and XII class will get Rs. 1250 per month as scholarship, while Rs. 2000 per month will be given to the graduation and post graduation students. Students of other classes will get scholarship according UGC rules. The reservation for this scholarship will be as per the reservation policy of the Central Government.

According to the spokesperson, the applications for this examination can be filled from October 8 and the last date will be November 2, 2020. The admit cards can be downloaded on December 1, 2020. There will be 200 multiple-choice questions and each question will be one mark. This paper will be in English and Punjabi mediums.

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