NTSE

What is NTSE ?

  • National Talent Search Examination(NTSE) is a national-level scholarship test in India to recognize students with high academic talent
  • It is one of the most prestigious exams in India for secondary level students. Nearly 10,00,000 students will appear for this scholarship exam every year. Out of all, 1000 scholarships would be awarded through merit without any restrictions like parental income, government school, domicile etc.

Why NTSE ?

  • The students who will qualify in this exam are eligible for the scholarships provided by Indian government until his/her education completed.
  • The amount of scholarship is Rs.1250 per month for class XI and XII and Rs.2000 per month for students studying Under Graduate and Post Graduate.
  • Apart from the scholarships, some research institutes, colleges and universities exclusively reserve their seats for NTSE scholars like IIIT Hyderabad and IIIT Delhi
  • Some Foreign universities give benefits during admission
  • The main important point is, Being an NTSE scholar boosts your confidence to crack other competitive exams like IIT JEE , NEET etc.

Who are Eligible to Write NTSE-2019?

  • Students satisfying the following criteria can participate in NTSE-2019:
  • An Indian Citizen with age below 18 years
  • A student studying in class 10 in a recognized school of India
  • Indian Nationality students studying Abroad in class X can appear directly for Stage II NTS exam. But the scholarship shall be paid for pursuing studies in India only.

NTSE-2019 Exam Format:

  • The exam will be conducted every year at two levels
  • Stage I: State level examination - conducted by State Education Boards - but mentored by NCERT
  • Stage II: National level examination - directly conducted by NCERT

Some Facts about NTSE:

  • The awardees studying in Sciences, Social sciences, Humanities, Languages, Commerce, Vocational studies and fine arts are eligible to receive scholarship upto Ph.D level whereas the awardees studying professional courses in medicines, Engineering, Technology, Management and law, are eligible to receive the scholarship upto Post Graduate level.
  • Reservation: There is 15% reservation for SC, 7.5% reservation for ST and 3% for Physically Handicapped students.

How to Register for NTSE-2019:

  • Every year in the month of July - August State Education boards release Notification for Stage I examination
  • Students who cleared Stage I are eligible for Stage II and need not to register for Stage II
  • For stage I, Students can register through their studying School. These filled in applications should be reach to the concern department(Liaison Officer) with in last date. State board websites and addresses are given at the bottom of this notification.

NTSE-2019 Exam Pattern:

For Stage I & II:

  • Most of the state boards follow the same exam pattern of stage-II at stage I level. This is a Pen and Paper based(Offline) test
PaperTestNumber of questionsNumber of MarksTime durationQualifying Marks
Paper-IMental Ability Test (MAT)100100120 minutes32% for SC,ST and PWD and 40% for General category in both papers
Paper-IIScholastic Aptitute Test (SAT)100 (Science-40,Mathematics-20, Social Science-40)100120 minutes
Remarks
  • No Negative marking in both the papers
  • Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit
  • Selection of the awardee will be made on the basis total marks scored in MAT & SAT base on merit

NTSE 2019 - Medium Of Test:

  • The tests will be available in the following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

NTSE 2019 - Syllabus:

  • Questions are given from 1st to 10th class books.

NTSE 2019 - E-Admit Cards:

  • The NCERT shall upload the E-Admit Cards for the second level examination on its website.
  • She/he shall have to paste an attested passport size photograph at the appropriate place in the E-Admit Card.
  • Generally the candidate belonging to a particular state shall be allotted the centre in the same state. Normally there is only one centre in each state for the National Level Examination.

Important Dates:

StageEventDate
Stage I
(State Level)
Last date for submission of application formTo be notified by the respective state and it may vary from state to state
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman Nikobar Islands03rd November 2018(Saturday)
Examination in all other states and union territories except West Bengal04th November 2018(Sunday)
West Bengal18th November 2018(Sunday)
Stage II
(National Level)
Examination in all States and Union Territories12th May 2019(Sunday)


The list of state board websites and addresses to register for NTSE Stage-I examination are given below.

   List of State Board Websites & Addresses 

s.noName of the state/UTName of the State/UT Liaison Officer & Addressph.noEmail addressWebsite
1Andhra PradeshSh.Ch. Nageswara Rao
Deputy Commissioner
Office of The Director of Govt.Examinations, Chapel Road, ABIDS
Hyderabad - 500001 (A.P.)
040-23237345
040-23237344
div-govexams@yahoo.comhttp://bse.ap.gov.in/
2TelanganaSh. D. Chalapathi Rao
Deputy Commissioner
Director of Govt. Examinations
Chapel Road, Hyderabad
Telangana-500001.
040-23230942dirgovexams.tg@gmail.combse.telangana.gov.in
3Arunachal PradeshMr. Talom Tabi
Dy. Director
Directorate of Secondary Education
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun,
Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.
0360-2290471ddsesm@gmail.comwww.arunachalpradesh.gov.in/education
4AssamMr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed
Dy. Director Office of the Director of Secondary
Education, Kahilipara, Assam
Guwahati-781019 (Assam)
0361-2381657direcsec123@gmail.comwww.madhyamik.in
5ManipurSh. R.K. Tenedy Singh
Vigyan Mandir Officer
Directorate of Education (Schools),
Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004
0385-2411095tenedy@rediffmail.commanipur.gov.in/dert
6MeghalayaSmt. Margarette C. Blah
Selection Grade Lecturer
Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah
Nongrimmaw,
Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya)
0364-2233752dertmegh@gmail.comwww.megeducation.gov.in
7MizoramMrs. Zothanmawii
Deputy Director
S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang
Aizawl, Mizoram-796012
0389-2347790scertmizo@gmail.comwww.mbse.edu.in
8NagalandMr. N. Woshamo
Research Associate
SCERT, Nagaland
Kohima-798621.
0370-2270160woshamoy@gmail.comscert.nagaland.gov.in
9SikkimMr. Bilal Prabhakar
Deputy Director (Scholarship)
Human Resource Development
Department of Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat
Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
03592-201029bilalprabhakar2014@gmail.comsikkimhrdd.org
10TripuraSmt. Kuheli Debbarma
Deputy Director
Tripura State Council of Educational
Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar,
Agartala, Tripura(West)-799005.
0381-2354867
0381-2354209
kuhelidebbarma@gmail.comscertonline.tripura.gov.in
11Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPrincipal
State Institute of Education
Siksha Sadan, Link Road
Port Blair-744101
(A&N Islands)
03192-232730devpearlpb@gmail.comwww.education.andman.gov.in
12BiharDr. Sanjiwan Sinha
Director,
S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office
Patna-800006 (Bihar)
0612-2370783exam.scertbiharpatna@yahoo.comwww.educationbihar.gov.in
13JharkhandDr. Arbind Pd. Singh
Chairman
Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi,
Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum,
Ranchi- 834010.
0651-2261181,
6453342, 43, 44 and 45
chairman.jac2003@gmail.comwww.jac.nic.in
14OdishaMrs. Aparna Mishra
Assistant Director
Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV,
Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha
0674-2500881
0674-2502928
scert_orissa@yahoo.com
aparnamishra1963@gmail.com
www.scertodisha.nic.in
15West BengalDr. Syed Nurus Salam
Deputy Director of School Education(Basic)
Directorate of School Education
Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor
East Block, Salt Lake City
Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)
033-23348005
033-23345952
ddsebasic2016@gmail.comwww.wbsed.gov.in
16ChandigarhMrs. Mamta Sharma
Assistant Professor
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT)
Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031.
0172-2676011mamtajnu@gmail.comwww.siechd.nic.in
17New DelhiMs. Madhu Singh
Deputy Director
Directorate of Education
Science & TV Branch
Behind Lady Shri Ram College,
Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024.
011-26280409
011-26280413
011-26280410
sciencebranch@gmail.comwww.edudel.nic.in
18Jammu and KashmirDr. Farooq Ahmad Peer
Director Academics, Liaison Officer
(NTS), J&K State Board of School
Education, New Campus
Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar -190018.
0194-2494522directorjkbose@gmail.comjkbose.co.in
19HaryanaSh. Sunil Vashishta
Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna
Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan,
Gurugram 122001, (Haryana).
0124-2321909examwing3@gmail.comscertharyana.gov.in
20Himachal PradeshMrs. Rita Sharma
Associate Professor
S.C.E.R.T., RABON
Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).
0179-227135scert_hp@nic.inwww.himachal.nic.in
21PunjabMrs. Rumkeet Kaur
Lecturer in Math
State Institute of Science Education,
PSEB Complex, Block-E
6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh,
SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab.
0172-2210144sisepunjab@yahoo.comwww.epunjabschool.gov.in
22RajasthanMr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena
Assistant Director Exam
Board of Secondary Education
Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001.
0145-2632877secy-boser-rj@nic.inhttp://rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in/
23Uttar PradeshSh. Anandkar Pandey
Director, Bureau of Psychology
SCERT, 2 Lowther Road
Allahabad-211001 (UP)
0532-2256511bureauofpsy@gmail.comwww.scertup.co.in
24UttarakhandDr. Sunita Bhatt
Assistant Director
State Council of Educational Research and Training,
Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya,
I.T Campus, Nanurkhera,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
0135-2789655
0135- 2789710
scertuk@gmail.comwww.schooleducation.uk.gov.in
25ChhattisgarhProf. S.L. Ogare
Professor
State Council of Educational
Research & Training (SCERT), DIET
Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur,
Chattishgarh-492001.
0771-2442241
0771-2443596
slogare57@gmail.comwww.scert.cg.gov.in
26Daman & DiuSh. Rajesh J Halpati
Head Master Government High School
Nani Daman Vaniyawad
Opposite Custom House
Daman & Diu -396210
0260-2250154ghsnanidaman@yahoo.inhttp://daman.nic.in/education.aspx
27Dadra and Nagar HaveliSh. Salim inganker
State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS
Directorate of Education
1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus,
Above Animal Husbandry
Silvassa-396230
09724507337salimdinganker.2012@gmail.comwww.dnh.nic.in
28GoaSh. Jaywant Waman Naik
Vocational Education Officer
Directorate of Education
State Council of Educational Research and Training,
Alto-Porvorim
Bardez-403521 (Goa).
0832-2417276
0832-2413649
scertgoa@rediffmail.comwww.education.goa.gov.in/scert.html
29GujaratSh. Dharmendra R Saradava
Secretary
Gujarat State Examination Board,
Opp.Government Library,
Sector-21, Gandhinagar
Gujarat-382021.
079-23248461
079-23248462
gseb21@gmail.comgujarat-education.gov.in
30Madhya PradeshMs. Survi Parashar
Assistant Manager
Rajya Shiksha Kendra
Pustak Bhawan "B" Wing,
Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
0755-2559952ntse2011@gmail.comwww.ssa.mp.gov.in
31MaharashtraSh. Sukhdeo Hari Dere
Commissioner
Maharashtra State Council of Examinations
17-Dr. Ambedkar Road
Pune-411001 (Maharashtra).
020-26123066
020-26123067
mscepune@gmail.comwww.mscepune.in
32KarnatakaDr. M.V. Krishnamurthy
Senior Assistant Director
DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road,
Banashankari,
3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)
080-26422239dsertkar@gmail.comwww.dsert.kar.nic.in
33KeralaDr. Meena. S
Assistant Professor
S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan
Poojappura (P.O.)
Thiruvananthapuram-695012, Kerala.
0471-2341883scertkerala@gmail.comwww.scert.kerala.gov.in
34LakshadweepMrs. Subaidabi, C.P.
Principal
Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti,
UT of Lakshadweep-682555.
04896-262874subicp20@gmail.comlakshadweep.nic.in/KL_Education.html
35PondicherryDr. J.Krishna Raju
Joint Director
Directorate of School Education,
Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edn.
Colmplex, Anna Nagar
Puducherry-605005.
0413-2207260jd-edu.pon@nic.inhttp://schooledn.puduchery.gov.in
36Tamil NaduMs. D. Vasundra Devi
Director
Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road,
Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006.
044-28272088,
28278286
dgedirector@gmail.comwww.dge.tn.gov.in


Syllabus of NTSE:

SAT
MAT

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