NTSE Exam 2021 – National Talent Search Examination : NTSE or National Talent Search Examination is a national level exam conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for granting scholarships to the meritorious students studying in class 10th. NTSE is only held for 10th standard students and the exam is conducted in two different stages – Stage I and II.
The first stage exam is a state-level exam and is conducted by all the Indian states and UTs. On the other hand, NTSE stage II is conducted for those students who clear the first stage. As mentioned earlier, only those who qualify in NTSE stage 1 will be eligible to write the Stage II exam. This is the main criteria. Meanwhile, the objective of organizing NTSE is to award scholarships to potential candidates who are aspiring to pursue higher education in the field of Science or Social Studies. With these scholarships, students will be able to continue their education in their desired stream. NTSE scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the overall performance of students in both the stages of the examination.
NTSE Exam Overview
- Exam Name National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
- Conducting Body National Council Of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
- Frequency of Exam Once a year
- Application Online
- Mode of Exam Offline
- Exam Duration 4 Hrs (2 Hrs MAT and 2 Hrs SAT)
- Notification Date : 17/09/2021
- NTSE Application Form Start Date : 29/09/2021
- NTSE Application Form last date : 25/10/2021
- Submitted To DEO Office Last Date : 03/11/2021
- Exam Date : 16/01/2022
- For Class XI to Class XII, a scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month is provided. Per Year 15000 Rs.
- For Undergraduates and Postgraduates, a scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month is provided. Per year 24000 Rs.
- For Ph.D., the scholarship amount is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
- The candidate must be a Class X student from any Government/ Private schools in India.
- There is no domicile restriction. The candidate can be from any State/Union Territory of India.
- The candidates studying in open or distance learning are also eligible to write NTSE 2020, provided they are less than 18 years of age, not employed and are appearing for Class X board examination for the first time.
- Only the students who qualified in stage 1 (state-level examination) are eligible to appear for Stage 2 examination. The roll number, venue, date of examination details will be conveyed to the selected candidates by NCERT through its official website.
- Indian students studying abroad in Class X or equivalent are eligible to write stage 2 (second level examination) directly and are exempted from the stage 1 examination.
- The candidate must have scored 60% in the previous year’s annual examination.
- The candidate should appear for the examination in a center in India.
- The candidates must request through the Head of the Institution where he/she is studying, along with an attested copy of Class IX mark sheet. The request should reach the Head, Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT, New Delhi by 31 December of the concerned year.
- The selected candidate will receive the scholarship only if he/she decides to pursue studies in India.
- NTSE exam pattern for Stage 1 & Stage 2 is divided into two parts as SAT & MAT.
- There will be 100 questions each in both MAT and SAT (Science-40, Maths-20, Social science-40).
- This section will have questions on analytical and logical reasoning.
- This section tests the students on their ability to solve reasoning questions, ability to think, evaluate and visualize.
- The section consists of a total of 100 questions.
- The main topics from this section consist of series, pattern perception, analogies, coding-decoding, classifications, hidden figures and problem-solving, etc.
- This section will have a total of 100 questions, which is further divided into Science (40), Social Science (40) and Mathematics (20).
- The student has to be well versed in the syllabus taught in class 9 and 10th.
- The time allotted for the SAT section is 120 minutes.
- The level of questions will be equivalent to class 10th or equivalent exam.
- Papers Maximum Marks Number of Questions Time Allotted
- MAT 100 100 120 minutes
- SAT (Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences) 100 100 120 Minutes
- 40% Marks in each paper for General category students.
- 32% Marks in each paper for SC, ST & PH category students.
- Category Reservation
- Schedule Caste 15%
- Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
- Person with Disability 3%