- The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students.
- It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career.
- Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process.
- As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at high school level in India.
- The application process for NTSE is offline and requires you to follow a few simple steps.
- Also, you don’t need to fill in a separate application form for both levels of examination.
- Only one application is enough to file your candidature.
- Fill in the application form.
- Get it signed by your school Principal.
- Submit the duly filled application along with the examination fee (if applicable) to the State Liaison Officer.
Make your request through your respective Head of Institution (HOI).
Get your mark sheet of class 9th attested by the HOI.
Submit your application to the Head, Department
There are certain criteria laid out by CBSE that one should keep in mind before applying for the exam. NTSE Eligibility Criteria for each stage differs.
Stage : I
- Candidates must be an Indian national.
- Class X students can also apply for Stage 1.
- A minimum of 60% marks Class IX is required. SC, ST and PH candidates will need 55% marks in Class IX.
- Candidate must be studying in a recognized school in their respective State or Union Territory.
- Those who are registered in. Open Distance Learning (ODL) program will also be considered eligible if they are below 18 years of age and are not employed when they appear for Class X exam.
- Candidates will need 80% marks or above in the State level exam, to be considered eligible.
- Every student who secures the minimum required marks in Stage II will be eligible for the scholarship program.
|S. No. || Test Name||Maximum Marks||No. of Questions||Duration of Exam|
|1.||Mental Ability Test (MAT)||50||50||45 min.|
|2.||Language Test (LT) English/Hindi||50||50||45 min.|
|3.||Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100||100||90 min.|
| Events||Stage I dates||Stage II dates|
|NTSE registration dates||September or October 2018||No registration|
|NTSE Admit card dates||By last week of October 2018||Third week of April 2019|
|NTSE Exam dates||November 03, 04, and 18, 2019||May 12, 2019|
|NTSE Result dates||January – February 2019||July 2019|
Carrying only the admit card on the day of the exam is not enough. Entry inside the exam center will not be granted if the student fails to produce his photo ID card. A candidate must carry any one of the below documents:
- Valid photo ID in original and a photocopy of the same
- Any one of these will be accepted for Photo Identification purposes:
Syllabus of NTSE:
- NTSE 2019 examination is conducted in various states.
- At the time of filling application form, students have to select the particular exam center.
- Once the application form is successfully submitted students can check the name of examination center on the admit card.
|Arunachal Pradesh||Himachal Pradesh|
|Sikkim||Daman & Diu|
|West Bengal||Andhra Pradesh|
|New Delhi & Western UP||Kerala|