Punjab to conduct talent search exam on January 19

Chandigarh/November 15
Punjab government on Friday announced to conduct Talent Search exam for 8th and 10th class students on January 19, 2014 to grant them scholarships and the last date for applying for this exam is December 15, 2013.
A spokesperson of Punjab’s education department said that under Talent Search Exam, 500 students from 8th and 10th class will be selected for government scholarships and
those students who have secured 55 percent in 7th and 9th class exams are eligible to apply for this exam while SC/ST students have been provided relaxation of 5 percent marks.
“The selected students will get scholarship of Rs 200 each month from 8th to 12th class and the exam will be conducted in Punjabi language,”said the spokesperson, adding that there is no income limit for the parents of students who wants to apply for these exams.
Interested students can get forms for this exam from the headmaster of middle, high or senior secondary school and duly filled forms along with certificates should be submitted to the principal of school where exam is scheduled to be held on January 19, 2014, before December 15.