National Rural Talent Scholarship Exam 2021


The online registration process for the National Rural Talent Scholarship (NRTS) Exam 2021 is now active on the official website of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.

As per the official notification, a student of any school recognised by the government of Odisha who has received No Objection Certificate for having passed Class-VIII and continuing in Class-IX is eligible to appear at the NRTS Examination.

Students of Schools not following syllabus of Board of Secondary Education, Odisha are not eligible for this scholarship. The last date to fill up the application form online along with requisite fee payment is till October 26, 2021 midnight.

Scholarship Amount

The B.S.E, Odisha will declare the results of the scholarship examination and hand over the merit list to the concerned District Education Officers.

The District Education Officer will prepare the list of selected students for each district on the basis of result and merit list provided by the B.S.E, Odisha, after verification of correctness of the data in the merit list. Rate of Scholarship The selected students will get Rs.250/- per month for 24 months till he/ she continues his/ her studies in the Secondary level i.e. in Class-IX and X with satisfactory performance.

Important Dates

26th October 2021


Who having passed Class-VIII and continuing in Class-IX is eligible to appear at the NRTS Examination.

How to Apply

As per the BSE notification, the Head of the Institutions will be the log in authorities for registration of candidate. They will log in with their school code as their User ID and Password which they last used. Suitable students shall be selected for the scholarship through a written examination to be conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.

The examination will be conducted in subjects like MIL, Mathematics, General Science & Social Science.

The questions will be set from the syllabus of Class-VIII. It will be a composite paper consisting of four papers/ sections, i.e. one section for each subject. Each section will carry full mark of 25 and the total mark will be 100. The questions will be of multiple choice type and the students will have to write answers in the OMR Answer Sheet by darkening the right answer out of four options.

Examination Fees:

The fee for NRTS Examination, 2021 is Rs.60 per candidate.

Last Date

The last date for application is 26 October, 2021

Contact Details
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