The Punjab School Education Department has decided to reopen the portal for registration for the state level National Talent Search Examination (NTSE, Stage-1) from November 11 to November 15 in view of the difficulties faced by the students. The exam will be held on December 13, 2020.  According to a spokesperson of the Punjab school education department, the students studying in class X can sit in this exam. SC, ST and Physically challenged categories should have 55% marks and other categories have 70% marks in Class IX. Also Read - Farmers' Protest: 5th Round of Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet on Dec 9; Bharat Bandh on Dec 8 | Top Points

The spokesperson further added that the NCERT will give nearly 2, 000 scholarships to the students who will pass the Stage-II examination conducted by NCERT New Delhi. The students of XI and XII class will get Rs. 1250 per month as scholarship, while Rs. 2000 per month will be given to the graduation and post graduation students. Students of other classes will get scholarship according UGC rules. The reservation for this scholarship will be as per the reservation policy of the Central Government. Also Read - Parkash Singh Badal, Former Punjab Chief Minister, Returns Padma Vibhushan Award over Farmers' Protest

The candidates must note that registration for this exam will be done on the portal. Also Read - Punjab CM Had Several Chances to Stop Farm Bill But He Didn't Do So: Delhi CM Kejriwal