NCERT NTSE Scholarship Exam

NTSE- National Talent Search Examination 2014-15

Last date to apply

For NTSE stage 1: August 31, 2014*
* it may vary from state to state

About NTSE- National Talent Search Examination 2014-15

NTSE 2014-15

  • NTSE scholarship was constituted in 1963 by NCERT. It is one of the most prestigious scholarship in India and is also considered one of the toughest scholarship exam in India.
  • The Work related to National Talent Search Examination is looked after National Talent Search Scheme Cell.
  • NTSE 2014-15 stage 1 exam would be held on November 2,2014 in all the states and UTs except Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands where the exam would be held on November 1, 2014.
  • NTSE 2014-15 stage 2 exam would be held on May 10, 2015


Purpose of NTSE Scholarship

  • NTSE Scholarship is provided for higher studies
    • The scholarship is provided to students pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level.
    • In case of professional courses like medicine and engineering the scholarship is up to second-degree level subject.
    • NTSE Scholarship is a two stage Exam, Stage 1 is conducted by the State/UT and the qualifying students appear for NTSE stage 2 exam which is conducted by NCERT.

NTSE Stage 1 Answer Key

NTSE Rajasthan Stage 1 Answer Key

NTSE Delhi Stage 1 Answer Key

NTSE Uttar Pradesh Stage 1 Answer Key

NTSE  Gujarat Stage 1 Answer Key

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Who can apply - The Eligibility Criteria

Gender Girls and Boys both can apply for NTSE Scholarship 2014
Region  All India and NRI Students
Class Class 10 

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:
    • Rs. 1250 per month for Class 11& 12
    • Rs. 2000 per month for Undergraduate & Post Graduate Students
    • For Ph.D students the scholarship would be paid in accordance to the UGC norms
  • The NTSE scholarship will be paid to students studying in Class 11 onwards (irrespective of class/course).

Disbursement of NTSE Scholarship

Guidelines for Disbursement of Scholarship

Application Mode and Process

  • The students have to take the NTSE 2014-15 Application Form from the State/UT Liaison Officer. >> Region wise list of State Liaison Officers for NTSE
  • 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.

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 prefered 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.

Selection Process

NTSE 2014-15 Exam pattern

  • The Examination will be Consist of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
  Marks No. of Questions Duration
Mental Ability Test- MAT 50 50 45 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test-SAT
Language Comprehensive Test
50 50 45 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test-SAT
Aptitude Test
100 100 90 minutes
  • 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.
  • 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

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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

Contact NTSE- National Talent Search Examination 2014-15

NTS National Level Exam
011-26560464 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)

State Level NTS Examination Enquiry : Contact the Liaison Officer of your State -Region wise list of State Liaison Officers for NTSE

NTSE Scholarship

Phone no. -011-26562704 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)

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