National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to identify and nurture the talented students by providing them scholarhips. As per the latest revision in 2012, NTSE is conducted for Class X students. The examination consists of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test(SAT). The amount of scholarship is Rs. 500/- per month for all the students studying in Class XI onwards(irrespective of class/course) except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid as per UGC norms. The scholarships under the current scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfilment of the terms and conditions of the scholarship.