National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a Scheme   of National Council of Educational Research and Training. It is a Scheme which aims to provide wider platforms to the talented children by motivating them to develop themselves and to nuture them.

Eligibility :  Students studying  in Class  X in recognized schools in Odisha including  Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya  Vidyalaya, Sainik School etc. are eligible to appear National  Talent  Search Examination  They must have passed Class – IX Annual  Examination  Securing at least  60% marks or  equivalent . (relaxable by 5% for reserved category).  There is no domicile restriction


National Means–cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Scheme has been implemented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) with an objectives to explore the poor talented students and provide the financial assistance for continuation of their education


Eligibility: Students studying in Class VIII in Government, Government aided or Local Body Schools are eligible to appear NMMS examinations.

§  They must have passed Class Vii Annual Examination securing at least 55% marks (Relaxable by 5% for reserved category).

§  His/ Her parental income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 1, 50, 000/- (Rupees One Lakh fifty thousand) only per annum. Students in Government residential Schools like JawaharNovodayaVidyalaya and residential school under SC/ST   Development Department, KendriyaVidyalaya, Sainik Schools, KGBV etc.  where expenses are  paid by the Government, are not eligible under this scheme.

Time Schedule

Online filling up of Application Forms by candidates and submission of hard copies in schools by students

16.10.2020 to 28.10.2020

Submission of countersigned hard copies of Application Forms by the Headmasters / Headmistress to the DEOS.

By 31.10.2020

Validation of Application Forms by District Education Office

By 05.11.2020

Download of Admit Cards by the Candidates

01.12.2020 to 13.12.2020

Date of Examination

13.12.2020 (Sunday)