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Competitive Exams NTSE

NTSE [NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION]
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program in India to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent. Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process. It is organized by an official body (NCERT). For more details of NTSE, students can visit : http://www.ncert.nic.in

NTSE Scholarships
On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class X examinations. The amount of scholarship will be :
(a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for class XI to XII
(b) Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

NTSE Reservation:
As on date 1000 scholarships are awarded in the country with reservation of 15 percent for SC, 7.5 percent for ST and 27 percent for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with benchmark disabilities.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Identification of talent comprises two-stage selection process.  The individual State/UT conducts the first stage selection  The second stage selection at the national level is carried out by the NCERT.

NTSE Eligibility (Stage 1)
All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya and Sainik School etc. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located. However, no domicile restriction shall be imposed. The state may impose any other eligibility condition.
Students registered under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible for scholarship provided the students are below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of that particular year) the students is not employed and they are appearing in class X for the first time.

NTSE Eligibility (Stage 2)
The National Talent Search Examination is open for students of Indian nationality whether they study in India or abroad at Class X level.
Only the candidates selected by the States/UTs on the basis of their screening examination shall be eligible to appear in the National level examination to be conducted by the NCERT on the Second Sunday of May each year (unless otherwise notified). The NCERT will convey the roll number, the venue, the date and time for the national level examination to all such candidates directly through its portal : http://www.ncert.nic.in

The Pattern of Written Examination:
Stage - I    Examination at the State / UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Language Test (LT) and (c) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
Stage - II   Examination at the National Level will comprise(a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Language Test (LT) and (c) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

A brief insight into National Talent Search Examination (NTSE):

Test

Marks

Questions

Time

Mental Ability Test

50

50

45 minutes

Scholastic Aptitude Test

 100

 100

90 minutes

Language Test

50

50

45 minutes