Know all about NTSE scholarship exam
Urvashi Dalal, 04 Feb 2015, #NTSE



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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Click here to Enroll NTSE complete test pack for NTSE stage-I preparation.

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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.

 

For any queries students can call NTSE Scholarship Exam Helpline at 011-40360360

 

NTSE Application Form

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.

 

NTSE Important Dates

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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NTSE Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

NTSE Exam Pattern

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.

Test

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

Marks

LEVEL-I

 

 

 

 

MAT

50

50

45minutes

+1 for right answer, zero marks for wrong answer

SAT-LanguageTest

50

50

45minutes

 

LEVEL-II

 

 

 

 

SAT-Maths, Science, Social Science

100

100

90

+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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i will score 177 marks in ntse stage 1 in punjab . will i be elligible for stage 2

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Tanish,  Good morning.
Scoring 170+ marks In NTSE is really good thing.  Final results of NTSE stage 1 is not released yet,  But you can predict your chance of selection based on expected cut off marks.  As per these,  The expected cut off for general category is 130-140+ .
So as per this marks,  You will definitely got selected for next stage of NTSE.
So be prepared for stage 2.
Good luck for your next exam.
I hope it will help you more.
Thanks.
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I have scored 162 for NTSE Kerala will I be eligible for Stage II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hello Akshay,

You have not mentioned your category nevertheless the cut off is as follows for each category not NTSE Kerala stage 1 (2019)

General category - 143

OBC - 119

SC- 101.

As you have scored above cut off marks you have good chances of being eligible for stage 2.

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Hai i am going to get 157 marks in Stage-I in Andhra pradesh from General Category , what are my chances to stage-II ...Harshaditya

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hii

According to our experts the cutoff for NTSE stage 2 for andhra pradesh students for general category will be around 164. You have 157, so it seems you have low chances for getting qualified for satge2 . For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-andhra-pradesh-cutoff

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ntse stage 1 ke liye 200 marks me pass marks kitna chahiye

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

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For obc in Jharkhand, according to our experts the cutoff will be in range of 130-145. So, you need this marks to clear stage -I. For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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what is the pass marks of 2019 class 10 stage 1 in jharkhand from obc

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

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To clear NTSE for obc obc Jharkhand,  according to our experts, you need the marks around 130-145 for qualifying the stage I. For more detail visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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