The State Council of Education Research and Training, Bihar is organizing State level National Talent Search Examination 2016 for the students who are studying in Class 10. The scheme to find talented students and nurture their talent. There are 1000 scholarship in National level. For Bihar state Preliminary examination, the qota for the 2016 is 264. Application Deadline : 31st August, 2015 Date of Examination : 8th November, 2015 Eligibility for State Level NTSE National Talent Search Examination 2016 Bihar : 1=> All the regular students of class 10 studying in the academic session 2015-16 in recognized school of Bihar Govt./ CBSE/ ICSE/ Bihar State Madarsa Education Board or Bihar Sanskrit Education Board are eligible to apply in State Level NTSE 2016. 2=> The students studying in the school must be locate in the State of Bihar. 3=> There is no age limit is fixed to participate in this exam. 4=> Former students who are availing the scholarship under National Talent Search Exam are not eligible to apply but the student who are disqualify in National Talent Search Exam are entitled to apply. 5=> The students availing scholarship under national merit scholarship are eligible to participate in this National Talent Search examination 2016. 6=> Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is below the age of 18 years (as on 15th July of the particular year), the student is not employed and s/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time The examination is conducted every year at two levels:- ** Initial Exam : Stage-I (State Level) ** Main Exam : Stage-ll (National Level). Reservation : Under this scholarship scheme, the reservation will be given to : Scheduled Caste (SC) : 16 Scheduled Tribe (ST) : 1 Disabilities : 3 nos. Examination Fee : The examination fees are as follows: General and others : Rs. 100/- (one hundred) SC/ST/PH : Rs. 50/- (Fifty) The examination fee must be deposited by the students or participants to their respective school's principal. How to Apply for State Level NTSE National Talent Search Examination 2016 Bihar @.. The application form can be obtain from website of Education Department, Bihar, Patna. @.. Download the application from the web portal Click here to Download Application Form Submission : ~> All the students should require to submit the application form along with requisite application fee to the respective school's principal on or before 31st August, 2015. ~> The application receive after the due date or incomplete application will not be entertained. ~> The entry forms will be issued to the District Education officer before one week of exam. The principal will issue the entry form to their schools students. Selection Criteria of State Level NTSE National Talent Search Examination 2016 Bihar : Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs and those who qualify Stage- I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT. The qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC/ ST/ PH is 35% in each paper.