For NTSE stage 1: August 31, 2015* * it may vary from state to state
NTSE scholarship was constituted in 1963 by NCERT. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships in India and is also considered one of the toughest scholarship exam in India. NTSE is for students of Class 10 and is conducted in 2 stages. Lakhs of students appear in the exam and close to 1000 students are awarded the NTSE scholarship. These students receive NTSE Scholarship from Class 11 till their Ph. D studies. It is merit based scholarship and not a means based scholarship.
NTSE exam can be taken by the Indian students as well as by Indian students studying abroad.
NTSE Stage 1 Application generally begins in July every year and have to be submitted to the state SCERTs. NTSE Stage 1 Exam is generally held in the month of November and the students who qualify the exam to appear in NTSE Stage 2.
NTSE 2015-16 stage 1 exam will be held on November 8, 2015, in all the states and UTs except Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands where the exam will be conducted on November 7, 2015.
NTSE 2015-16 stage 2 exam for the selected candidates will be conducted on held on May 08, 2016.
NTSE Answer keys will be announced after one month of the conduct of the exam.
Latest Update: November 24, 2015:
NCERT has released notification for NTSE Stage 2 examination for Indian students studying abroad. Important dates as per the notification:
The student has to fill in the required details in the NTSE Application form and the completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school.
As NTSE Stage, 1 is conducted by Individual State & UT so the last date to submit the NTSE Application form may differ.
The student has to confirm the last date to submit NTSE application form from their respective State Liaison officer.
NTSE Application form 2015 has been released for students of Delhi, Tripura, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh >> Download NTSE Application form
For Indian Students studying abroad
They should fill the relevant items of the application forms and should forward it to NCERT along with Class 9 mark sheet latest by February 28, 2015.
Mention the State/ UT preferred in the Covering Letter: The students has to mention the name of State/ UT, where the candidate wants to appear in the national level NTS examination, in the covering letter.
Application Fees for NTSE
Stage 1 of NTSE is conducted by different State/UTs so the application fee has to be paid to them directly.
There is no fee for taking NTSE Stage 2 exam conducted by NCERT.
NTSE Selection Process
NTSE 2015-16 Exam pattern
The Examination will be Consist of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
No. of Questions
Mental Ability Test- MAT
Scholastic Ability Test-SAT Language Comprehensive Test
Scholastic Ability Test-SAT Aptitude Test
Aptitude Test- The aptitude test will consist questions from History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
Negative Marking in NTSE: There will be negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer and no negative marks would be awarded for unanswered questions.
The language of NTSE Examination: The Examination is conducted in various languages that are: Assamese, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
NTSE Result 2014-15
NTSE Stage 1 Exam result will be announced by the respective state/UT. For NTSE Stage 2 the result will be announced by NCERT.
Reservation for NTSE & Quota for States/ UT: Quota would be calculated on the basis of student's enrolment in Class 9 and Class 10