About NTSE:

  • 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.

Application Procedure:

  • 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.

Exam Pattern:

S. No. 
        Test Name
Maximum Marks
No. of Questions
Duration of Exam
Mental Ability Test   (MAT)
45 min.
Language Test   (LT)  English/Hindi
45 min.
Scholastic Aptitude   Test (SAT)
90 min.

Important Dates:

                    EventsStage I datesStage II dates
NTSE registration datesSeptember or October 2018No registration
NTSE Admit card datesBy last week of October 2018Third week of April 2019
NTSE Exam datesNovember 03, 04, and 18, 2019May 12, 2019
NTSE Result datesJanuary – February 2019July 2019

Admit Card:

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:

Examination Centers:

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