Every year in my school (apart from blogging, I am also a computer teacher at AMU) we conduct NTSE exams and students take part in it in large numbers. This trend is seen every year and the number of students taking part in it is increasing. This exam is so popular among students that they wait for it and time to time inquire about its schedule from me and other teachers. It’s a very prestigious exam indeed, no doubt about it. About 3 lacs students appear in this NTSE exam every year, and 1,000 scholarships are awarded to students. It’s not just the scholarship that attracts students but the quality of questions in this exam too and knowing your rank among other students gives them a scale to measure the efforts they need to further improve their chance of getting selected for higher courses. If a student cracks NTSE, he or she attains a good confidence of excelling in other exams and in such a competitive time, such kind of confidence can work in a positive manner for students. Forms for this exam is made available in schools and students can fill it and submit it to their school office itself. For appearing in the exam, admit card is required which can be downloaded online or the school may provide it to students. NTSE admit cards are also sent to students through regular post.
NTSE Admit Card can be downloaded from NCERT website. To download the card click on NTSE Admit card link on the NCERT website, it will then take you to a page where you have to enter your application number and date of birth. Use the application number that was printed on your NTSE application form and date of birth should be same as that you mentioned in your application form. Enter these details, click submit button and you should see your admit card on the screen which you can save as PDF or print directly. It’s better to save the PDF also, in case you lose the print copy, you can print more copies quickly from the saved PDF file. If you are unable to log in then double check your application number and date of birth. When students fill the form for this exam, they are advised to keep a photocopy of the fully completed form for their record so that if you need any information, you can check it pronto. To save paper you may also just scan the filled form and keep its soft copy on your computer. Your NTSE Admit Card will have all the required information that you need to appear in the exam, like the address of the test center, test date and time, course and subject and apparently your personal details like your name, photograph etc. To further validate the student, invigilators in the exam hall may ask students for any photo identity card. For this students may carry Adhaar Card or Driving License or Passport or any other Govt. authority issued ID card which has a photograph of the student. Students are also given some important instructions via this admit card, important once are that student should reach the exam center at least 30 minutes before the beginning of exam and should not carry any electronic item like calculators, mobile phones etc. The student should carry their ball pen and other required stationary as it will not be provided in the exam hall. It’s not mandatory but good practice to carry all stationary items in a clear (transparent) pouch. Other things are explained by the invigilators and further instructions are also mentioned in the question paper.