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National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) for students studying in Class X is meant to identify the nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage I (State Level) and Stage II (National Level).
 
Scholarships:-
 
a) Scholarship of Rs 1250/- per month for Class XI and XII
b) Scholarship of Rs 2000/- per month for Undergraduate and Post graduates.
c) Amount if Scholarship for PhD in fixed in accordance with UGC norms.
 
Selection - Stage I, Selection will be done by State/UTs and those who qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for stage II examination, conducted by NCERT.
 
NTSE 2020 Eligibility:-
 
STATE LEVEL EXAMINATION -
 
The state level screening examination is conducted in all State/UT’s on second Sunday of November except in Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Meghalaya and Mizoram where it will be conducted on second Saturday of November every year.
 
Eligibility:-
 
All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School etc. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located. However, no domicile restriction shall be imposed. The state may impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like any qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination etc. Students registered under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible for scholarship provided the students are below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of that particular year) the students is not employed and they are appearing in class X for the first time.
 
NATIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION -
 
Only the candidates selected by the States/UTs on the basis of their screening examination shall be eligible to appear in the National level examination to be conducted by the NCERT on the Second Sunday of May each year.

 

NTSE Registration / Application Form

NTSE 2020 Application Form / Registration:-
 
 
You may contact the State / UT Liaison officer for the 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 dates for submission. Please confirm from the Liaison Officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted. The address and contact number of the Liaison Officer of the States / UTs are available (State-wise) in the NCERT website - www.ncert.nic.in.
 
Fees - State and Union Territories may notify the fee required, which will be paid for the Stage I examination. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for Stage I examination and also the mode of payment from the respective State Liaison Officer (LOs).

 

NTSE Exam Dates

NTSE 2020 Date:-

 
Stage I (State) - 
 
Last date of Submission of Application Form - To be notified by the respective state and it may vary from state to state
 
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 2nd November 2019, Saturday
 
Examination in All other States and Union Territories except above & below mentioned 9 States / UTs - 3rd November 2019, Sunday
 
Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir - 17th November 2019, Sunday
 
Stage II (National) - Examination in All states and Union Territories - 10th May 2020, Sunday.

 

 


NTSE Syllabus

NTSE 2020 Syllabus:-

There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTS examination. However, the standard of items shall be conforming to the level of Classes IX and X. A separate booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print as well as on the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.

Paper Pattern

NTSE 2020 Pattern:-

STATE LEVEL EXAMINATION -
 
Paper - Paper I
 
Test - Mental Ability Test (MAT)
 
Timings - 
 
09.30 am to 11.30 am (All candidates except visually Challenged Candidates)
 
09.30 am to 12.00 noon (Only visually Challenged Candidates)
 
Number of Questions - 100
 
Number of Marks - 100
 
Duration - 120 Minutes
 
 
Paper - Paper II
 
Test - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
 
Timings - 
 
13.30 pm to 15.30 pm (All candidates except visually Challenged Candidates)
 
13.30 pm to 16.00 pm (Only visually Challenged Candidates)
 
Number of Questions - 100 (Science 40, Mathematics 20, Social Science 40)
 
Number of Marks - 100
 
Duration - 120 Minutes
 
 
Qualifying - 32% SC, ST and PWD and 40% for General 
 
Selection Criteria - 
 
• Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit.
• Selection of the awardees will be made on the basis of total Marks scored in MAT & SAT based on merit.
• There will be No Negative Marking.
 
NATIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION -
 
Paper - Paper I
 
Test - Mental Ability Test (MAT)
 
Timings - 
 
09.30 am to 11.30 am (All candidates except visually Challenged Candidates)
 
09.30 am to 12.00 noon (Only visually Challenged Candidates)
 
Number of Questions - 100
 
Number of Marks - 100
 
Duration - 120 Minutes
 
 
Paper - Paper II
 
Test - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
 
Timings - 
 
13.30 pm to 15.30 pm (All candidates except visually Challenged Candidates)
 
13.30 pm to 16.00 pm (Only visually Challenged Candidates)
 
Number of Questions - 100 (Science 40, Mathematics 20, Social Science 40)
 
Number of Marks - 100
 
Duration - 120 Minutes
 
 
Qualifying - 32% marks SC, ST and PWD and 40% for General Category separately in both papers
 
Selection Criteria - 
 
• There will be No Negative Marking
• Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit.
• Selection of the awardees will be made on the basis of total Marks scored in MAT & SAT based on merit.
 

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.

NTSE Preparation Tips           NTSE Coaching Institutes  

NTSE Sample Papers

NTSE Notification

NSTE 2020 Notification:-

Stage I (State) - 
 
Last date of Submission of Application Form - To be notified by the respective state and it may vary from state to state
 
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 2nd November 2019, Saturday
 
Examination in All other States and Union Territories except above & below mentioned 9 States / UTs - 3rd November 2019, Sunday
 
Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir - 17th November 2019, Sunday
 
Stage II (National) - Examination in All states and Union Territories - 10th May 2020, Sunday.

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