The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) for student studying in Class X is meant to identify the nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (State Level) and stage-II (National Level).
Scholarship: About two thousand scholarship are awarded for different stages of education as follow
(a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for class XI and XII.
(b) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduate.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for PH.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
Selection: Stage I selection will be done by State/UTs and those who are selected/recommended from Stage I examination, will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by NCERT.
Exam Mode: Written (Offline)
Qualifying Marks: 32% in each paper for SC/ST/PH Category, 40% in each paper for General/OBC &EWS category
Exam Paper Pattern
Stage I & II: Exam at state and UT level comprises of two papers
Paper I: Mental Ability Test (MAT): 100 Questions, 100 Marks, 120 mins.
Paper II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): 100 Questions, 100 Marks, 120 mins.
For more details please visit NCERT website.