NTSE - National Talent Search Examination 2017-18 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. This page holds the complete information about the NTSE Scholarship.
NTSE Exam Date: NTSE 2017-18 stage 1 exam will be held in the month of November 2017 in all the states and UTs except Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands where the exam was conducted in the month of December 2017. NTSE 2017-18 stage 2 exam for the selected candidates will be conducted in the month of May 2017.
|Exam in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands||
|Exam in West Bengal and Bihar|
|Exam in all other States and UTs|
|NTSE Delhi Exam Date|
|Examination in all States and Union Territories||May 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 2017-18|
|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 2017-18 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. The candidates can download the application form by following the link below.
For Indian Students Studying Abroad
The Examination will be Consist of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Along with these two subjects, there is an another subject named Language Comprehensive Test.
|Subjects||Marks||No. of Questions||Duration|
|Mental Ability Test- MAT||50||50||45 minutes|
|Scholastic Ability Test-SAT
Language Comprehensive Test
|Scholastic Ability Test-SAT
Important Points of NTSE Exam
NTSE Answer keys for stage 1 exam conducted on 5, 6 and 13 November 2017 has been released for all the states and UTs. The candidates who have appeared in the exam can check the answer key and tally their answers.
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.
The NTSE Stage 1 exam for the year 2017 - 18 will be held in the month of November 2017 and NCERT conducts NTSE Stage 2 exam every year in the month of May 2017. However, the result for the NTSE exam held on last year is given below.
NTSE Stage 1 Exam 2017 Result has been declared by the respective state/ UT. However, the result for the NTSE Stage 2 exam has also been 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.
In Charge, National Talent Search Scheme Cell,
Education Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research & Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi 110016
State Level NTS Examination Enquiry: Contact the Liaison Officer of your State