The purpose of this scheme is to identify talented students and nurture them. The test consists of two phases.
- Stage 1: Examination at the State/UT-level;
- Stage 2: National-level examination conducted by NCERT.
- Mental Ability Test (MAT);
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Eligibility: Class X students.
Application: Get a form through the liaison officer of your State given on the website and send it by post via respective schools.
Prizes and rewards: Total 1,000 scholarships of Rs. 1,250 per month for class XI and XII; grant of Rs. 2,000 per month for graduate and postgraduate programmes.
Deadline: As per notified by States and UTs.
Source: The Hindu