What your talent at a tender age can bring you? How can you support your own education with scholarships for your School Education? How can you exhibit your knowledge amongst the glittering lot and compete with them? What NTSE scholarship exam is all about?
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Different scholarship and Olympiad examinations bring you great opportunities right from your school days. Though there are many talent competitions which offer you financial aids for studies and acknowledge your talent at state and national levels, the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is the most prestigious talent cum scholarship examination.
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NTSE scholarship exam is a national level examination cum scholarship program which recognizes and nurture talented students across India and also offers cash awards to the successful candidates.
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For application forms, candidates have to contact the State/UT officer. The completed application form has to be signed by the school principal and must be submitted to the state/UT officer.
It is important for every student to stay updated about important events related to the exam. Below are listed the tentative important dates:
NTSE Stage I - First week of November
NTSE Stage II - Second week of May
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Students studying in class X, across India are eligible for NTSE examination and scholarship programmes. The NTSE awards 1000 scholarships to students who successfully completes the examination and scores relevant marks as per the eligibility criteria.
1,000 scholarships will be awarded under the NTSE criteria:
- Rs 1250 per month for Class 11th and 12th level
- Rs 2000 per month for UG and PG level
- Amount for Phd to be fixed in accordance with UGC norms
Under the Scholarship Reservation, 15% of the scholarships are reserved for SC category students, 7.5% for ST category students and 3% for physically challenged students.
For appearing in the NTSE- an exam cum scholarship programme, every X class student must fulfill the NTSE Eligibility Criteria, which are set by the National Council of Education and Training (NCERT). The NTSE is conducted at two Levels- Level-I and Level-II. For the eligibility at Level-I, students must have
- Scored 60% marks in their class IX, during the previous academic year. In case of SC, ST and PH category students a relaxation of 5% is provided. The maximum score in their IX class must be 55% marks.
- Student should be from a recognized school in the respective State or Union Territory.
For Level-II, Students scoring the minimum eligible score can appear for the examination. After level-II exam, students are selected as per the merit for scholarships.
Once the students are eligible for Level I of the examination, they must learn about the NTSE Exam Pattern. The exam is conducted at two Levels
The Level-I of the test is divided into two parts- Part I and Part II. The part 1 of the test is Mental Ability test (MAT), which consists of reasoning and logical based questions. In this part students have to answer questions related to power of reasoning, ability to think, evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize. The number of questions students have to answer is 50 which are related to analogies, classifications, series, pattern perception, coding-decoding, hidden figures and problem solving etc.
The second part of this test is Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), in which students have to attempt 150 questions related to Language.
The Level-II of the test is divided into two parts- Part I and Part II. Part-I is same as the MAT of Level-I, but part-II of SAT consists of 100 questions related to Maths, Science and Social studies. The SAT section is designed to judge reading abilities, interpretation, evaluation and general awareness about the subjects.
No. Of Questions
+1 for right answer, zero marks for wrong answer
SAT-Maths, Science, Social Science
+1 for right answer,
-1/3 marks for wrong answer
Students of class X, who have appeared in the examination are now selected as per the selection procedure and marks obtained in the examination.
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NTSE Selection Process
The NTSE Selection Procedure selects only the scholars only on the basis of the scores achieved in the final National level test. NCERT selects only those candidates who have successfully achieved the required score in the final stage of the examination and provide scholarships depending on the merit.
At Level-I, selection is done at State or UT level through a written examination. After qualifying Level-I a student appears for Level-II, which is conducted by NCERT nationally. Every student who scores the required number of marks at Level-II is eligible for the scholarship program.
Each year almost 4000 students are selected from Level-I of the examination, who then appear in the Level-II examination, which is conducted nationally.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an important examination for class X students only, as it gives a platform to students to compete at national level and avail scholarships for their further education.
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