Key Dates

CLOSING DATE FOR SCHOOLS: (Schools may choose a date)

ABROAD:

1)  Thu, 15th April 2021 for NGSE to be held on Thu, 29th April, 2021 and

2)  Tue, 25th May 2021 for NGSE to be held on Tue, 15th June, 2021

INDIA:

1)  Thu, 15th April 2021 for NGSE to be held on Thu, 29th April, 2021 and

2) Tue, 25th May 2021 for NGSE to be held on Tue, 15th June, 2021

NGSE 2021 Thursday, 29th April, 2021 or Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

Results of NGSE Mains 2021 Sunday, 15th August 2021

Results of NGSE Advanced 2021Tuesday, 14th September 2021

  • Introduction
  • NGSE 2021
  • Syllabus
  • Choice of Test Date
  • NGSE Mains 2021
  • Selection Advanced Test
  • NGSE Advanced 2021
  • Enrollment Number
  • Admit Cards
  • Venue of NGSE
  • How to Apply
  • Check list
  • Key Dates
  • Results & Awards
  • NGSE Contacts
  • Sample Questions
  • FAQs
  • Testimonials
  • Downloads

Download NGSE Handbook

National Genius Search Examination® - 2021

National Genius Search Examination® - 2021 (NGSE) is a scientifically devised assessment tool to locate genius among children. It is an innovative approach for accelerated learning, developed more than 16 years of rigorous research and adaptability tests. The NGSE leads to the prestigious National Genius Awards. NGSF has also introduced Prize Money with the National Genius Award for those who have scored 100 percentile in NGSE Advanced from the year 2018 onwards to motivate the students.

The NGSE focuses on assessment for learning. It uses 'Own the Ownership of Learning Concept' (OOL Concept) to develop questions. These Questions brings in the required interest among students to take up the ownership of learning. This approach ensures maximum learning in optimal time with deeper understanding and conceptual clarity. The multi tasked Enhanced MCQs (EMCQs) of NGSE improves rapid decision making skills in daily life.

The NGSE offers National Percentile Score (NPS) for the yearly test takers and National Benchmark Score (NBS), a derived cumulative score for Cumulative Award in three or more years regular test takers.

National Genius Search Examination® 2021

The National Genius Search Examination® 2021 (NGSE) is offered to students in India and schools following Indian curriculum abroad. It is available for class IV to IX. NGSE - 2021 will be held in two Phases:

Phase - I

NGSE Mains - 2021 will be held on Thursday, 29th April 2021 and Tuesday, 15th June 2021. Schools can choose a date as per their convenience.

Phase – II

NGSE Advanced - 2021 (Subjective paper) will be held along with NGSE Mains on the same day at the school (both Mains & Advanced will be conducted together this time). The subjective papers will be evaluated only those who have selected for the NGSE Advanced (Phase-II).

Syllabus of NGSE 2021

For Class IV - X

Mathematics and Science of the respective class are the major components of NGSE. It also includes Questions from the topics studied in the previous classes and a few General Knowledge questions related to scientific aspects.

NGSE questions are mainly based on daily life experiences. Success depends on answering them by grasping the underlying concepts. The questions do not follow a fixed structure or pattern. Students are advised to comprehend instructions for each question before they attempt to answer them.

Choice of Test Date for NGSE Mains - 2021

Phase - I

NGSE Mains - 2021 will be held on Thursday, 29th April 2021 and Tuesday, 15th June 2021. Schools can choose a date as per their convenience.

Phase - II

NGSE Advanced - 2021 (Subjective paper) will be held along with NGSE Mains on the same day at the school (both Mains & Advanced will be conducted together this time). The subjective papers will be evaluated only those who have selected for the NGSE Advanced (Phase-II).

Phase I : NGSE Mains 2021

NGSE Mains is a single test comprises of Multiple Choice Questions to be answered in 90 minutes. The NGSE comprises of questions with one or more right options, a series of right combinations and matching etc.

Mathematics and Science of the respective class are the major components of NGSE. It also includes Questions from the topics studied in the previous classes and a few General Knowledge questions related to scientific aspects.

Marking the answers:

Students will be given Student Response Sheet (SRS) wherein the right answers are to be marked by darkening the circles using BLACK PEN. Please note that answers once marked cannot be changed later using eraser or white ink. Such corrections if any will be treated as wrong answers.

The NGSE Mains may have negative marking. Students are advised to read the instructions given in the question booklet against EACH QUESTION, carefully. It is not necessary that the previous year’s questions indicate the current year's question pattern.

Selection Criteria for NGSE Advanced

To qualify for the NGSE Advanced Examination, a student:

National Quota : Should fall in the topmost 10% of all the participants those who took the NGSE Mains; based on their relative performance and cut-off marks, across India & abroad.

or

School Quota : He/she should fall in top 5% of the participants from his/her school, (excluding those who qualified from the school under National Quota) to be eligible under the school quota provided he / she scores 70 percentile (cut off) and above at the National Level.

For example, if 120 students participate for NGSE Mains (across all classes) from your school and if 20 students qualify for Phase II under National Quota, a minimum of 5 students (5% of 100) will be selected for NGSE Advanced Examination under the school quota. Usually, the 5% students will be selected based on the proximity to 10% (National Merit) cut off.

Phase II : NGSE Advanced

The NGSE Advanced is a written examination with 10 or less than 10 descriptive questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

Important: The instructions for the NGSE Advanced may vary from class to class as it has no fixed pattern for questions. Students are advised to read and follow the instructions given in the question booklets carefully before answering the questions.

The venue of the NGSE Advanced and the evaluation method will be decided by the NGSF Evaluation Council and the decision shall be final.

All the 100 percentile scorers of NGSE Advanced will be conferred with the prestigious NGSF National Genius Award and Prize Money.

The NGSE National Percentiles Score (NPS) benchmarks the student's caliber among his/her peers across India & abroad.

Unique Lifelong Enrollment Number

Enrollment numbers are allotted to all the participating students through the participating schools. The NGSE enrollment numbers are meant for the life time. It will remain the same for a candidate from class IV onwards. Hence, the enrollment number allotted to a candidate during any of the previous year won’t change in the subsequent years.

Students having already allotted enrollment numbers should mention the same number in the Student Participation List (SPL). Change of school in India or abroad won't change the Enrollment number.

Admit Cards

Admit Cards are issued to the candidates for NGSE – Mains and Advanced through the school. Admit Cards along with the school Identity Card acts as the proof of identity. Candidates can collect their Admit Card & Enrollment Number from their schools.

These Admit Cards are to be returned along with the Answer Sheets. Students should keep a photocopy of the Admit Card for their reference and to have their enrollment number handy with them. Please remember that the enrollment number is a life time reference number that won't change year after year. Students need to use the same enrollment number when they write NGSE next year.

Venue of NGSE

Participating School will be the host for NGSE 2021.

How Schools register their students for NGSE

STEP – I : Collect the Registration Fee from students

The NGSE Examination Fee details are given below:

Particulars Fee per student in India Fee per student Abroad
NGSE FEE to be collected from students Rs. 500 Rs. 750
Portion of the Fee retained by Schools towards administration & printing expenses Rs. 130 Rs. 150
Balance Fee to be remitted by the school per student Rs 370 Rs. 600

Note: The school has to print the Question Booklets sent through email as password protected PDF files.

STEP – II : Complete the Student Participation List (SPL) and School Consent Form

Complete the Student Participation List (SPL) with students' details and duly filled-in School Consent Form. Those can be downloaded from the Download section on the website.

STEP –III : Remit the Fee Collected

Out of the fee collected, the school should retain the test administration expenses for the school as mentioned above. Remit the balance fee to the account of the NGSE administering agency – VINLIZ PRIVATE LIMITED.

The fee can be paid to the NGSE Administering Agency's Account in the following ways:

  • By depositing cash in the account of NGSE administering agency at any of the Indian Bank branches across India.
  • By online transfer - NEFT / RTGS / SWIFT/ Net Banking to transfer the fee to the NGSE administering agency.

The NGSE Administering Agency's Bank Details are as follows:

Name : VINLIZ PRIVATE LIMITED

Account number : 6527307930

Name of the bank : INDIAN BANK, NEW PANVEL BRANCH

The IFSC Number : IDIB000N120

SWIFT CODE : IDIBINBBTSY

STEP – IV : Forward the SPL & Fee

Schools should email the soft copy of the completed SPL along with Fee details to ngse@ngsfindia.org and a copy tongsfindia@gmail.com (SPL in Excel format is also required to generate Roll Nos.) Once we receive the details, we will acknowledge the receipt of the same and thereafter, provide the Student Enrollment Numbers, if not allotted already.

Check list of Documents

  • Email us the duly filled-in School Consent Form (scanned copy with Sign & Seal) with correctly named Student Participation List (SPL-2021)
  • Soft copy of SPL in Excel format is also required to generate Roll Nos.
  • Scanned copy of Fee paid receipt.

Please note that application without any of the three items above will be considered as incomplete and shall not be processed further without completion.

Key Dates

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Description Key Dates
CLOSING DATE : For Test on Thu, 29th April, 2021 Thu, 15th April, 2021
CLOSING DATE : For Test on Tue, 15th June, 2021 Tue, 25th May, 2021
Phase – I: NGSE Mains Results Sun, 15th Aug 2021
Phase – II: NGSE Advanced Results Tue, 14th Sept, 2021

Results & Awards

Awards & Honours at a Glance

Description The Honour
NGSE Mains: 100 Percentile in NGSE Mains Memento, Medal for NGSE Mains & Certificate of Excellence with their Score.
NGSE Mains: Less than 100 but 90 or above 90 Percentile in NGSE Mains Medal for NGSE Mains & Certificate of Excellence with their Score.
NGSE Mains: Less than 100 but 60 or above 60 Percentile in NGSE Mains Certificate of Excellence for NGSE Mains with their Score.
NGSE Mains: Less than 60 Percentile in NGSE Mains Certificate of Participation for NGSE Mains.
NGSE Advanced: 100 Percentile in NGSE Advanced National Genius Awards, Prize Money & Certificate of Merit with Percentile Score.
NGSE Advanced: Less than 100 but 70 or more than 70 Percentile in NGSE Advanced Certificate of Merit for NGSE Advanced with their Score.
NGSE Advanced: Less than 70 Percentile in NGSE Advanced Certificate of Participation for NGSE Advanced.

National Genius Awards

All the class wise 100 Percentile Scorers of NGSE – Advanced are awarded with National Genius Award for the year. They will be conferred with Trophies and Prize Money.

Certificates, Trophies & Prize Money for NGSE Advanced

The NGSE Advanced takers will be awarded as follows:

  • All the class wise 100 Percentile Scorers of NGSE – Advanced are awarded with National Genius Award for the year. They will be conferred with Trophies and Prize Money.
  • Those who have scored 70 Percentile and above in NGSE Advanced will get Certificate of Merit for NGSE Advanced with their Percentile scores mentioned on it.
  • All other Participants of NGSE Advanced will get Certificate of Participation for the Advanced Test.

Certificates and Medals for NGSE Mains

  • Students who have scored 100 Percentile in NGSE Mains are honoured with Memento, Medals & Certificate of Excellence with their score for NGSE Mains.
  • Students who have scored 90 Percentile or above in NGSE – Mains are honoured with Medals & Certificate of Excellence with their score for NGSE Mains.
  • Students who have scored 60 Percentile or above in NGSE – Mains are honoured with Certificate of Excellence with their score for NGSE Mains.
  • Students who have scored less than 60 Percentile in NGSE – Mains are honoured with Certificate of Participation for NGSE Mains.

NGSE Contacts

NGSF Helpline: (91) 897 652 8000

NGSF President's Office, in case of emergency: (+91) 869 20 30 479

Specific enquiries regarding National Genius Search Examination® can be mailed to: ngse@ngsfindia.org

Address for correspondence:

National Genius Search Foundation,
NGSE – 2021
Plot No. 14, Road No. 14,
Sector -1, New Panvel,
Navi Mumbai - 410206. India.
Tel : (91) 897 652 8000