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The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nature talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: - Stage I (State Level) and Stage II (National Level).

a) Scholarship of Rs 1250/- per month for Class XI to XII.
b) Scholarship of Rs 2000/- per month for Undergraduate and Post-graduates.
c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

Reservation:- 15% for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of students.

Selection: - Stage I, Selection will be done by States / UTs and those who qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for stage II examination, conducted nu NCERT.

Qualifying Marks: - Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST and PH is 35% in each paper.

Language Test:- Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit.

NTSE 2017 Eligibility: - All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the stage I examination, conducted by the States/ UTs in which the schools are located. There will be not domicile restriction.

Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for Scholarship, provided the student is below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of the particular year), the student is not employed as s/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time.

NTSE Registration / Application Form

NTSE 2017 Application Form / Registration:-
You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form.

The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school much before the last date of submission. The candidate as well as the Principal of the school must adhere to the last date for submission of the Application Form Different states may have different last date for submission. Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted. The state wise contact of the liaison officers are given below and are also available in the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.
Fee: - States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which paid for the Stage I examination. Therefore before submitting the application form, you may find about the fees charged for Stage I examination and also the mode of payment from the respective State Liaison Officers (LOs), However, NCERT does not charge any fee for stage II Examination.

NTSE Exam Dates

NTSE 2017 Date:




NTSE Syllabus

NTSE Exam 2017 Syllabus:-

There is no definite syllabus for NTSE 2017 Examination. Candidates can refer the text books of class 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. There are two tests in the exam:

Mental Ability Test:-

This section has questions from finding the patterns (numeric, visual and verbal), direction and orientation, sequences & series, geometry, odd one out, Venn diagram and puzzles.

Scholastic Ability Test:-

Social Science

Paper Pattern

NTSE 2017 Pattern:-


Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely (A) mental Ability Test (MAT) (b) Language Test (LT) and (c) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

The Pattern of state II will be as under:-


Paper Test No of Questions No of Marks Duration (in minutes)
Paper I Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50 45
Paper II Language Test (LT) English / Hindi 50 50 45
Paper III Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 90


At Stage II (National Level) there will be negative marking in each paper. For each wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for un attempted questions.


NTSE Preparation

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a scheme that provides scholarship to the talented students of India to brighten up their future and achieve their goals. Below are some tips which would help you in your preparation:

For any test preparation, first important thing is to understand your strength and weakness towards any particular subject. It will help you to create plan on how to strengthen the weak points.
Ask for help from your teacher or friends if you do not understand any specific topic.
Revising your topics is most important. Set your timetable accordingly.

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NTSE Sample Papers

NTSE Notification

NSTE 2017 Notification:-






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