In a notable development which could be termed as an educational reform in the history of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) its 65 students, studying in 10th class, will be appearing for National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) this year. A majority of bonafide students studying in AMC schools belong to under privileged and economically backward class (EBC) category. The total strength of students studying in 10th class is around 450. Education officer said, “We had identified and shortlisted 65 students after going through their educational track . Their application forms were submitted before August 31, while the exam will be held on November 17. We are taking their care so that they could excel in their exam (Stage I). The NTS examination comprises two parts, Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT), covering social sciences, science and mathematics and also includes Language Comprehensive Test. The students qualifying Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by the NCERT. The awardees of NTSE will receive financial help on monthly basis in the form of scholarship. We will soon be conducting orientation classes for the NTSE aspirants. The experts in social sciences, sciences, math and languages will guide them on exam pattern, NTSE sample papers, question bank and conduct mock test. The course will be organized in batches, wherein each batch will comprise 70 to 80 students explained the education officer adding that municipal commissioner taking keen interest in boosting educational excellence of AMC students. AMC targets 100 per cent result The education department of AMC is leaving no stone un turned to achieve 100 per cent results in 10th examination scheduled to be held in Feb/March 2014. The current batch comprises 450 students.