NTSE Examination & Scholarship Details

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a national-level scholarship program in India. It is considered as the most prestigious examination at high school level in the country.

The objective of NTSE is to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent and help them for higher studies by providing scholarship at different stages.

The NTSE Examination is conducted for students studying in Class 10th only.

NTSE Scholarship

NTSE Examination Preparation

NTSE Coaching (Stage-I and Stage-II preparation) with Online Live Classes where a student can interact 1 on 1 through voice with best experts and teachers in India : NTSE Online Coaching

NTSE 2018-19 Stage-I Examination Dates

Examination in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Island : 03rd November, 2018
Examination in All other States/UTs : 04th November, 2018
Examination in West Bengal : 18th November, 2018

NTSE 2018-19 Stage-I Results

The NTSE 2018-19 Stage-1 Exam Results are likely to be declared by mid February to March end, 2019, by your respective State/UT.

NTSE Stage-II Exam Pattern 2018-19 [New Changes]

Changes in NTSE 2018-19 Stage-II exam pattern : The review committee of NTS examination has made some significant changes in NTSE Stage-II exam with respect to number of papers, number of questions, areas to be tested, time duration of the papers and practice of negative marking.

  • Paper-I : Mental Ability Test (MAT)
    No. of Questions: 100
    No. of Marks: 100
    Duration: 120 Minutes (2 hours)
  • Paper-II : Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    No. of Questions: 100
    No. of Marks: 100
    Duration: 120 Minutes (2 hours)

There will not be any Language Test Paper in NTSE Stage-II.

No negative marking in both the papers - MAT and SAT.

The qualifying marks for general category in both the papers will be 40%. For SC, ST and PWD, it will be 32%. A candidate needs to separately qualify in each paper for merit. Selection will be made on the basis of total marks scored in MAT & SAT based on merit.

NTSE 2018-19 Stage-II Examination Date in All States/UTs : 12th May, 2019 (Sunday)

Note : Students (in India, not abroad) don’t need to fill any form for NTSE Stage-II examination.

NTSE Stage-I & Stage-II Syllabus 2018-19 [New]

MAT (Mental Ability Test) shall contain questions from analogies, series, problem solving, reasoning, classification, figures, coding words, etc. The MAT test check the candidate's ability to think, reasoning and problem solving.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) shall contain questions from Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences (History, Geography, Political Science and Economics).

NTSE 2018-19 Application Form for Indian Students Abroad [New]

Indian students studying abroad in class X can appear directly for Stage-II NTS examination under conditions mentioned in the NTS brochure.

Application Form for Indian students studying abroad will be available on NCERT website in the month of October, 2018. Students outside India can fill the application form and can send it along with photocopy of the marksheet of previous examination through post latest by 31st December 2018.

Update 22nd October 2018 : NTSE 2018-19 Application Form for Indian students studying abroad is now available. Download Form

NTSE 2018-19 Stage-I Application Form

The application form for NTSE 2018-19 stage-I can be obtained from your State/UT education website or State/UT Liaison officer. Last date for submitting the application form will be notified by respective State/UT only. Different states may have different last dates for submission.

Related Page : State wise NTSE 2018-19 Stage-I Application form details

The completed application form after signed by the Principal of the school will be submitted to the address specified by liaison officer of your State/UT. The State/UT wise Liaison officers list is given here: List of Liaison officers NTSE 2018-19

NTSE 2018-19 Exam Fee: The exam fee for NTSE Stage-I exam will be notified by your State/UT. For NTSE Stage-II examination, no fee is charged by NCERT.

Note : NTSE Stage-I Admit Card will be available from your State/UT website.

NTSE 2018-19 Stage-I Exam Pattern

NTSE Stage-I examination at State/UT level are advised to follow National pattern which comprise of two parts MAT and SAT.

  • Part-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Related Page : NTSE Frequently Asked Questions

NTSE Scholarships

NTS Scholarship Disbursement Rules 2017-18 onwards : NTS Rules

On the basis of NTSE Examination, 1000 scholarship are awarded each year. Out of which 15% are reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to ST category and 4% for Physically Challenged group of students. Amount of scholarship will be:

  • Scholarship of Rs.1250 per month for class XI and XII.
  • Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Postgraduates students.
  • Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed accordance with the UGC norms.

New Rules for NTSE Scholarship Scheme from 2016-17 Session:

  • Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for scholarship every year.
  • A pass in all subjects for which a student is registered/appeared is necessary.
  • Withdrawal in non core subjects as per institutional rules of exemption is considered for payment of scholarship.
  • In view of online payment of scholarship to the awardee the stipulated time period is reduced from 24 months to 12 months.
  • Students pursuing diploma or certificate courses will be provided scholarship, provided they are not employed.

Eligibility Criteria for NTSE

All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage - 1 examination, conducted by the State/UT's, in which the schools are located.

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