The Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT) has invited applications from eighth standard students studying in government and aided institutions to appear for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship examination for 2013-14, conducted by it. Similarly, applications have been invited from 10{+t}{+h}standard students pursuing Karnataka Board / CBSE/ ICSE / curriculum and also of other boards to appear for the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE). Applications can be obtained from 204, Block Education Offices in the State. They can also be downloaded from DSERT website, The last date for submitting applications is September 16. — Staff Reporter