The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career. Students studying in Class 10th are eligible to appear for a two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage – I (Around 4000) 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.
Why should I appear in NTSE?
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. The scholarships under the present scheme are Rs. 1250 per month during class 11th, 12th and Rs. 2000 per month for under graduate & post graduate courses.
The Pattern of Written Examination
Stage I (in Nov) – Examination at the State / UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) (Questions on History, Civics, Geography, Economics, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology).
Stage II (in May, next year) – Examination at the National Level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)