About NTSE

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students. It honors and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at high school level in India.

NTSE is one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarship exams in India. An NTSE scholar commands tremendous respect in the society. Around 1000 NTSE Scholars are finally awarded scholarships based on Stage – II.

It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfillment of the conditions

Eligibility

Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process.

Exam Pattern

There is a two-stage selection process for award of scholarship.

For Stage - I, selection will be done by States/UTs through the written examination. Each State/Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates for the Stage - II examination.

Students who qualify Stage - I will be eligible to appear for Stage - II examination conducted by NCERT.

Stage - I Examination at the State / UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Sciences, Sciences and Mathematics, which also Includes Language Comprehensive Test.

Stage - II Examination at the National Level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Language comprehensive Test*, Social Sciences, Sciences and Mathematics.

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