Key Dates

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

ABROAD:

1)  Thu, 30th May 2019 for NGSE Mains to be held on Tue, 24th Sept 2019 and

2)  Thu, 7th Nov 2019 for NGSE Mains to be held on Thu, 28th Nov 2019

INDIA:

1)  Tue, 20th Aug 2019 for NGSE Mains to be held on Tue, 24th Sept 2019 and

2)  Thu, 7th Nov 2019 for NGSE Mains to be held on Thu, 28th Nov 2019

NGSE MAINS 2020 Tuesday, 24th September 2019 or Thursday, 28th November 2019

Results of NGSE Mains 2020 Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Final Test: NGSE Advanced 2020 Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Results of NGSE Advanced 2020 Will be announced later

  • Introduction
  • NGSE 2020
  • Syllabus
  • Choice of Test Date
  • NGSE Mains 2020
  • Selection Advanced Test
  • NGSE Advanced 2020
  • 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® - 2020

National Genius Search Examination® - 2020 (NGSE) is a scientifically devised assessment tool to locate genius among children. It is an innovative approach for accelerated learning, developed more than 15 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® 2020

The National Genius Search Examination® 2020 (NGSE) is offered to students in India and schools following Indian curriculum abroad. It is available for class IV to XII. NGSE - 2020 will be held in two Phases:

Phase - I

NGSE Mains - 2020 will be held on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 and on Thursday, 28th November 2019. Schools can choose a date as per their convenience.

Phase – II

NGSE Advanced - 2020, will be held at selected centers across India and abroad on Sunday, 23rd February 2020 for those who have cleared the NGSE Mains (Phase-I test).

Syllabus of NGSE 2020

For Class IV - X

The NGSE for Class IV to X are drawn from Mathematics and Science of the respective class. The NGSE also includes a few questions on General Knowledge related to scientific aspects.

For Class XI & XII

Students in Class XI & XII can choose ANY TWO subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy.

The Syllabus of NGSE for each class or its equivalent grades can be downloaded from the downloads section of the website: www.ngsfindia.org/downloads.php

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 - 2020

Phase - I

NGSE Mains 2020 will be held on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 and on Thursday, 28th November 2019. Schools can choose a date as per their convenience.

Phase - II

NGSE Advanced 2020 will be held only once, on Sunday, 23rd February 2020.

Phase I : NGSE Mains 2020

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 are the major components of NGSE up to class X. There will be a few application oriented General Knowledge questions too. For more details, see the detailed syllabus under download section on the website.

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 Mains subject to a minimum of 100 students from the school. In an unlikely event of a school having less than 100 participants, the nearest center may be allocated by National Genius Search Foundation as per the center availability.

However, relatively new schools can get their school as a center even if the numbers of participants are less than 100, provided they take prior permission by writing to us at ngse@ngsfindia.org

NGSE Advanced Examination will be conducted at selected centers by National Genius Search Foundation, most probably in your city / locality within 300kms. Qualified participants should make their own arrangements to appear for the NGSE Advanced Examination at those centers.

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: * indicates that the school has to print the Question Booklets sent through email as password protected PDF files. In this case, the schools need to remit Rs. 370 only. NGSE Mains is a single paper, and has no subject wise fee. There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THE PHASE – II TEST.

If the school is not having enough students to become a center (a minimum of 100 registrations for a center), they may check the center availability or for a special category center under exceptional circumstances before their registration by sending an email to ngse@ngsfindia.org

Printed Question Booklets through courier option can be possible ONLY for the schools those having 100+ registrations (all classes together) by paying ADDITIONAL Rs. 50 (370+50) per student.

** Overseas Indian schools need to print the Question Booklets from PDF files and the provision to get question booklets through courier won't be available to them in any cases.

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 sending a Demand Draft / Multicity cheque, favouring VINLIZ PRIVATE LIMITED, payable at Mumbai.
  • By depositing cash in the account of NGSE administering agency at any of the Indian Bank branches across India.
  • By 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

Send the completed SPL along with the Demand Draft / Proof of Fee payment to the following address:

Controller of Examinations NGSE - 2020 
National Genius Search Foundation,
“PARIJAT”, Ground Floor,
Plot No. 3, Road No. 5, Sector -11,
New Panvel, Navi Mumbai - 410206. India.

Kindly mention your School Name, NGSF School Code, Contact Number and Full School Address with postal code on the overleaf of the draft.

Schools should also send a soft copy of the completed SPL in Excel format (not the image file) with Fee payment details to ngse@ngsfindia.org and a copy to ngsfindia@gmail.com

As we receive the details of deposit / transfer, we shall send you the receipt of payment and thereafter, the Student Enrollment Numbers, if not allotted already.

Check list of Documents

  • Duly filled-in School Consent Form (scanned copy with Sign & Seal) with correctly named Student Participation List (SPL-2020) in Excel format through email.
  • Photocopy / scanned copy of (a) Cash Deposit slip or (b) RTGS / NEFT Reference ID or (c) Demand Draft.
  • In case of Demand Draft, a Photocopy of the same is also to be enclosed, stapled to the Student Participation List.

Before sending (by Speed Post only for Indian Schools) the above documents, please ensure that you have a copy of the same. Note that application without any of the three items above will be considered incomplete and shall not be processed further without completion.

Key Dates

Description Key Dates
CLOSING DATE - ABROAD : For Test on Tue, 24th Sept, 2019 Thu, 30th May, 2019
CLOSING DATE - ABROAD : For Test on Thu, 28th Nov, 2019 Thu, 7th Nov, 2019
CLOSING DATE - INDIA : For Test on Tue, 24th Sept, 2019 Tue, 20th Aug, 2019
CLOSING DATE - INDIA : For Test on Thu, 28th Nov, 2019 Thu, 7th Nov, 2019 
NGSE Mains Results Wed, 5th Feb 2020
Phase II: NGSE Advanced 2020 Sun, 23rd Feb, 2020
Phase II: NGSE Advanced Results Will be announced later

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:

Controller of Examinations NGSE - 2020 
National Genius Search Foundation,
“PARIJAT”, Ground Floor,
Plot No. 3, Road No. 5, Sector -11,
New Panvel, Navi Mumbai - 410206. India.
Tel : (91) 897 652 8000