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WHAT IS THE NTSE?
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career. Students studying in Class X (10) are eligible to appear for the selection process. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at high school level in India. For more details of NTSE, students can visit www.ncert.nic.in.
There is a two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage – I, selection will be done by States/UTs and those who qualify Stage – I will be eligible to appear for Stage – II examination conducted by NCERT.
Why should I appear in NTSE?
NTSE is one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarship exams in India. An NTSE scholar commands tremendous respect in the society. Around 1000 NTSE Scholars are finally awarded scholarships based on Stage – II.
It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfilment of the conditions.
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)
When & How do I prepare for NTSE:
The recent announcement by NCERT to change the eligibility to appear in National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) now allows students who are currently in class X to compete in this exam. Student should focus on clearing their fundamentals and attempting a lot of practice tests. Gate IIT is preparing students with the best support in this examination.
NTSE Exam Paper Pattern
Stage 1 (State/UT level):
This stage will comprise of 2 papers viz. Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
|Paper||Test||No. of questions||Marks||Duration|
|Paper-1||Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)||100||100||120 minutes|
|Paper-2||Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100(Science-40, Mathematics-20, Social Sciences-40)||100||120 minutes|
Stage 2 (National):
The pattern will be similar to stage 1 for this stage. Also, there will be no negative marking. • If there is any change in the pattern for Stage-II examination, then the same will be communicated later on through NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in
Number of Scholarships awarded
Every year 1000 Scholarships are awarded, the amount of the scholarship is as follows :
- Scholarship of Rs. 1250 per month for 11th and 12th Std
- Scholarship of Rs. 2000 per month for UG and PG
- Scholarship for Ph.D. will be fixed as per the UGC norms
- 15% scholarship for the SC category
- 5% scholarship for the ST category
- 4% for Physically challenged group of students
The selection process of NTSE has two stages viz. Stage 1 and 2. Stage 1 is conducted by the State/ UT and stage 2 is conducted by the NCERT. Only the students qualifying stage 1 are eligible for stage 2 and the students qualifying stage 2 would be awarded the scholarship. The qualifying marks for a general category candidate are 40% and for SC/ST/PH candidate is 35%.