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NTSE or National Talent Search Examination is an national level aptitude test conducted by the National Council of Educational Research Training (NCERT), New Delhi for award of scholarships for students studying in class 10. NTSE tests the mental ability (MAT) and scholastic aptitude (SAT) of students.
Scholarships: - On the basis of NTSE exam, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be as under.
a) Scholarship of Rs 1250/- per month for Class XI to XII.
b) Scholarship of Rs 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Postgraduates.
c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
NTSE is directed at the national level however and state and union territory boards conduct the first part of this exam.
The exam is conducted every year in the second week of the month of May. This national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of students for interviews to be conducted by NCERT in the month of July and August.
Eligibility for NTSE 2015:
All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for Stage I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category.
7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category.
3% for Physically challenged group of students.
NTSE Registration / Application Form
NTSE 2014-15 Application Form:-
The completed application form for NTSE 2015 should be signed by the principal of the school. Please adhere to the last date for submission of application form. Different states may have different dates for the submission of application form. Please confirm with the liason officer of your state the address at which the completed form is to be submitted. The statewise contact list of Liason officers is available on www.ncert.nic.in.
Application fee for NTSE 2015:
States and Union Territories may notify the fee required, which is to be paid for the Stage I Examination. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for State I Examination and also the mode of payment from the respective State Liaison Officers (LOs), However, NCERT does not charge any fees for Stage II examination.
NTSE Exam Dates
NTSE 2015 Exam date:
Stage I Examination (State-wise):
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands: - 1st November 2014 (Saturday).
Examination if All other States and Union Territories: - 2nd November 2014 (Sunday).
Stage II Examination (National):-
Examination in All States and Union Territories:- 10th May 2015 (Sunday).
Announcement of result:
01. The results of Stage I of the examination will be announced by respective state governments/union territories.
02. The results of Stage II of the examination will be announced by NCERT.
NTSE Exam Syllabus:-
There is no definite syllabus for NTSE 2015 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:-
The NTSE 2015 examination consists of tests,namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions. Each question has four alternatives.
The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer-sheet as per instructions given on the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus, the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her.
Test - No. of Questions - Maximum Marks - Time
Mental Ability Test - 50 Qs - 50 marks - 45 minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test
a) Language Test - 50 Qs - 50 marks - 45 minutes
b) Sciences, Mathematics & Social Sciences - 100 Qs - 100 Marks - 90 minutes
NTSE consists of two tests:
Mental Ability Test
Scholastic Ability Test
Each test consists of 90 multiple choice questions which are to be solved in 90 minutes each. One mark for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answer.
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 2014-15 Notification:-
Stage- I (State)
Last Date for Submission of Application Form - 31st August, 2014 (Thursday)
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands : 1st November, 2014 (Saturday)
Examination in All other States and Union Territories: 2nd November, 2014 (Sunday)
Stage- II (National)
Examination in All States and Union Territories - 10th May, 2015 (Sunday)
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