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What is NTSE?  

National Talent Search Examination is a national-level scholarship program in India to build and nurture the budding talent of the country studying abroad also. Only the students studying in Class Xth are eligible for the selection process. This is initiative by the NCERT helps to strengthen & enhance the psychological/mental capabilities of their developing brains which also motivates the students think beyond the limits. The scholarship amount will be Rs. 500/- per month for all the students studying in Class XI onwards(irrespective of class/course) except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid as per UGC norms. 

 



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NTSE Online Program

Round-1: STSE-State talent search examination

Each state/UT conducts its own examination. The state level screeing examination in all states/UT's is on the second sunday of november except in Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Meghalaya and Mizoram where it will be conducted on second saturday of november every year.

  • Part-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)(with questions on Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,History, Civics, Geography and Economics)

                  Test

                   Duration

          Question       Details

         Max
       marks

      Expected
        Cutoff

     (general)

    Expected   Cutoff
(SC/ST)

    MAT 

      90 min

      90 MCQs

90

40

32

   SAT  

      90 min

      90 MCQs

90

40

32

Students of any Board studying at any recognized school can participate. Those who get qualified an enter the Second Level National Exam. The results of the same will be out on March of the next year
**There is no negetive marking.

Round-2: NTSE-written Paper

Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the state level examination and standing within a specified number of top ranks (state quota) are eligible to appear for the national level examination (about top 4000 students from the entire country). The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the interviews to be conducted by the NCERT in May:

  • Part-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)(as given above)

         Test

                  Duration

              Question               Details

      Max
     marks

    Expected   Cutoff
(general)

   Expected   Cutoff
(SC/ST)

   MAT 

     90 min

100 ques (90 MCQs 10 free response questions)

    100

40

32

   SAT  

     90 min

100 ques (90 MCQs 10 free response questions)

    100

40

32

Examinee will get around 54 seconds to answer a question and there will be no negetive marking and will get break between both exams
 

Round-3:Interview- under scanner may me cancelled this year

 The results of the  National Level Examination shall be out by July–August the same year. Students are divided into 4 quotas: General, SC, ST, Disabled. Around 750 students will be selected from General quota, 150 from SC, 80 from ST and around 20 from Disabled quota. The results will be displayed on the website www.ncert.nic.in mid-July or early-August.

How to apply for ntse? Application form , admit card & result

Candidates have to apply through their schools and application form should be attested  by their school Principals.you can download the application form and admit card through this link.

Application Form and Admit Card

Why to give & clear National Talent Search Examination?

Because its is a national based scholorship up to your  Ph.D studies and it will position yourself different among the crowed. in all the competitive examinations like : IAS, CDS, NDA, Olmpiad etc. NTSE scholorship holder will have extra edge or extra weightage.

STSE and NTSE

 STSE is State talent search examination conducted by the state/UT. it is the first level examination . Selection will be done by state/UT through written examination .

National talent search examination conducted by the NCERT. Those candidates will clear the STSE exam  they qualify for NTSE.

Co-ordinator list and contact person for NTSE?

Canidates up who gives this exam they can clear their doubts directily from their state liaison officer. Click on the following link

Liaison officer address and contact details

Syllabus and paper pattern of NTSE

NTSE contains MAT(mental ability test) and SAT(Scholastic Aptitude Test). for NTSE complete syllabus detail Click here.

Syllabus and Paper Pattern

 Online study program for NTSE

Pioneermathematics provide complete online study material for NTSE. For online support click on the following link.

Online Exclusive preparation program

Pioneer Exclusive Support for NTSE

ntse sample paper
Rewards

  • Higher secondry level -Rs. 4000/- per month 
  • Graduation Level - Rs.5000/- per month 
  • Post Graduation Level - Rs.7000/- per month

MAT and SAT for NTSE

MAT- (Mental Ability Test) It Includes verbal and non verbal reasoning.

SAT - (Scholastic Aptitude Test ) It Includes mathematics, science and social scinece of 9th and 10th class covering everyday science also.

 Reservations for NTSE 2012-2013 

  • 15% for SC category
  • 7.5% for ST category
  • 3% for physically challenged students .

Ntse Exam Dates and STSE Exam Dates

Exam

Areas

Date





NTSE (Stage-I)

Last Date for Submission of Application Form

31st August, 2013*

 

Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

16th November, 2013 (Saturday)

Examination in All other States and Union Territories

17th November, 2013 (Sunday)

NTSE (Stage-II)

Examination in All States and Union Territories

11th May, 2014 (Sunday)

* However, It may vary from state to state.

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