(1) A student of any school recognised by Govt. of Odisha/ has received No Objection Certificate from Govt. of Odisha having passed Class-VIII with 60% marks in the final examination 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 the scholarship. In case of SC & ST students the marks secured in Final Examination shall be relaxed by 10% i.e. a student having passed Class-VIII with 50% marks in the Final Examination shall also be eligible.
(2) Maximum 5(five) Nos. of students from a school can sit for the examination.