For NTSE Stage 1: August 31, 2016* (Tentative)
* it may vary from state to state
NTSE 2016 Application Form
NTSE - National Talent Search Examination 2016-17 is a scholarship exam conducted by NCERT. 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 PhD studies. It is merit based scholarship and not a means based scholarship.
Latest Update: All the important dates related to the exam is given below on this page. NTSE has updated the exam date for Delhi. Earlier the exam was scheduled to hold on November 6, 2016, which has changed now. The NTSE Exam for Delhi is now going to hold on December 18, 2016
NTSE Application Form has been released for various states and the candidates have to fill in the application form to appear in NTS Scholarship exam.
NTSE Exam Date: NTSE 2016-17 stage 1 exam will be held on November 6, 2016, in all the states and UTs except Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands where the exam will be conducted on November 5, 2016, and NTSE Examination of Bihar and West Bengal will be conducted on November 13, 2016.
NTSE 2016-17 stage 2 exam for the selected candidates will be conducted on May 14, 2017.
|Exam in Meghalaya , Mizoram, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands||November 5, 2016|
|Exam in West Bengal and Bihar||November 13, 2016|
|Exam in all other States and UTs||November 13, 2016|
|NTSE Delhi Exam Date||December 18, 2016|
|Examination in all States and Union Territories||May 14, 2017|
NTSE Scholarship is provided for higher studies
NCERT has released notification for NTSE Stage 2 examination for Indian students studying abroad. Important dates as per the notification:
|Gender||Girls and Boys both can apply for NTSE 2016-17|
|Region||All India and NRI Students|
The scholarship is for higher studies in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages Commerce, vocational studies and fine arts.
Students studying overseas but are Indian citizens can participate in NTSE second stage directly.
NTSE Scholarship amount has been increased from this year onwards.The Students who qualify NTSE Exam will be paid the scholarship on per month basis as follows:
Disbursement of NTSE Scholarship
The students have to take the NTSE 2016-17 Application Form from the State/UT Liaison Officer. Region wise list of State Liaison Officers for NTSE is given towards the end of this page.
For Indian Students studying abroad
|Marks||No. of Questions||Duration|
|Mental Ability Test- MAT||50||50||45 minutes|
|Scholastic Ability Test-SAT
Language Comprehensive Test
|Scholastic Ability Test-SAT
NTSE Answer keys for stage 1 exam will be released by all the states and UTs and for stage 2 will be released by NCERT. Most of the states release the answer keys within a week of conducting the NTSE exam and give sufficient time for the students to challenge the answer key. For NTSE stage 2 the answer keys were released 2 days after the conduct of the stage 2 exam.
NTSE Stage 1 Exam will be declared by the respective state/UT. However, For NTSE Stage 2 the result will be announced by the NCERT.For the results of the respective States and Union Territories refer to NTSE Results.
|Andhra Pradesh||Chhattisgarh||Himachal Pradesh||Kerala||Meghalaya||Punjab|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Chandigarh||Jammu and Kashmir||Madhya Pradesh||National Capital Territory of Delhi||Rajasthan|
The quota would be calculated on the basis of student's enrolment in Class 9 and Class 10, Reservation guidelines as per the NCERT are given below.
Updates about NTSE
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In Charge, National Talent Search Scheme Cell, Education Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research & Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi 110016
NTS National Level Exam
Ph: 011-26560464 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)
Phone no. 011-26562704 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)
State Level NTS Examination Enquiry: Contact the Liaison Officer of your State