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. Every year lakhs of students appear in the exam and close to 1,000 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 2017-18 stage 1 exam was held on 4 and 5 November 2017 in the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands as well as in other States and UTs respectively. NTSE 2017-18 stage 2 exam for the selected candidates will be conducted on 13 May 2018.
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|Opening of NTSE Application||1 August 2017||August|
|Last Date to submit the NTSE 2018 Application||7 September 2017||September 2018|
|Exam in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland
and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
4 November 2017 (Saturday)
|Exam in all other States and UTs||5 November 2017 (Sunday)||November 2018|
|Examination in all States and Union Territories||13 May 2018 (Sunday)||May 2019|
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:
Read more about the NTSE Scholarship for Indian Students Studying Abroad
|Gender||Girls and Boys both can apply for NTSE Scholarship|
|Eligible||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:
Guidelines for Disbursement of Scholarship - Read Here
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
NTSE Admit Card for the Gujarat and Kerala State has been released on 23 & 24 October 2017. The candidates can download the admit card by following the link given below. The admit card for the West Bengal NTSE will be available to download from 24 October to 1 November 2017.
The candidates whose application gets accepted will be able to download the admit card. In case of any problem in downloading the admit card, the candidates can contact the concerned office of the District Inspector of Schools (SE) on or before 3 November 2017.
The Examination will be Consist of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Along with these two subjects, there is 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
Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from the General category are 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST and PH is 32% in each paper.
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 2018-19 will be held on 4 November 2017 in the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Island and on 5 November 2017 in all other states and UTs. The NTSE Result will be declared by the respective states on their website and the link to check the result will also be available on this page. On another hand, the NTSE Result for the last year is given below which the candidates can check by following the link.
NTSE Stage 1 Exam 2016-17 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