NTSE Examination

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a national-level scholarship program in India. It is considered as the most prestigious and the most difficult 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 Faculties in India : NTSE Online Coaching

NTSE Stage-II 2017-18 Exam Pattern [New Changes]

Update, 8th December 2017 (Big changes in NTSE 2017-18 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.

Reporting time for candidates is 09:00 am at the examination center. Successful candidates of Stage-I examination will be informed separately about the process of downloading the admit cards.

Related Page : NTSE Frequently Asked Questions

NTSE Stage-II Syllabus 2017-18 [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 2017-18 Stage-I Results

The NTSE 2017-18 Stage-1 Exam Results are likely to be declared by mid February to March end, 2018, by your respective State/UT.

NTSE 2017-18 Stage-II Examination Date

Examination in All States/UTs : 13th May 2018 (Sunday)

Note : Students (in India, not abroad) don’t need to fill any form for NTSE Stage-II examination. The Roll No and Exam Centre of NTSE Stage-II will be sent to students (who clear NTSE Stage-I) via post by NCERT.

NTSE 2017-18 Application Form for Indian Students Abroad

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

NTSE 2017-18 Application Form for Indian students studying abroad is now available. Download Form

Students outside India can fill the above application form and can send it along with photocopy of the marksheet of previous examination through post latest by 31st December 2017.

NTSE 2017-18 Exam Fee: The exam fee for NTSE Stage-I exam will be notified by State/UT. For NTSE Stage-II examination, no fee is charged by NCERT.

NTSE 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) also includes Language Comprehensive Test.

NTSE 2017-18 Stage-I Examination Date & Admit Card [Old]

Examination in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Island : 4th November 2017 (Saturday)
Examination in All other States/UTs : 5th November 2017 (Sunday)

Note : NTSE 2017-18 Stage-I Admit Card will be available from your State/UT website.

NTSE 2017-18 Stage-I Application Form [Old]

The application form for NTSE 2017-18 stage-I can be obtained from 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 2017-18 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 2017-18

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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