NTSE 2016: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The scholarship programme is conducted by NCERT and students studying in class X are eligible for NTSE 2016 examination and selection procedure. NTSE 2016 was conducted on November 7 and November 8, 2015 for Stage I and on May 8, 2016 for Stage II.

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NTSE 2016


Exam Name: National Talent Search Examination


Commonly known as: NTSE


Exam Type: State Level and National Level


Exam Category: Senior Secondary

Conducting organization: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)




NTSE 2016 Eligibility CriteriaAs per the eligibility criteria of NTSE 2016all the students studying in X standard are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. A student from any state of the country can register for this examination and scholarship scheme. Whether a student is from a government or a private school, he/she is eligible to apply for NTSE 2016.

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NTSE 2016 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.

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NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern: The examination consists of mainly two tests; Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in Stage-I. The NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern is an objective type test based on paper-pencil format. The students have to select and mark one right answer from the four given options. Each right answer carry one point each, thus making the total score of the candidate in a test equal to the number of questions answered correctly. However, at the second stage 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Detailed Pattern


No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted


50 Questions

50 Marks

45 minutes

SAT - Language Test

50 Questions

50 Marks

45 minutes

SAT - Maths, Science, Social Sciences

100 Questions

100 Marks

90 minutes

NTSE 2016 Important Dates: The dates have been officially announced on the website. Check below:


NTSE 2016 Stage I - November 7 and November 8, 2015

NTSE 2016 Stage II - May 8, 2016


NTSE 2016 Selection Process: The NTSE 2016 Selection Process compromise two-stages to identify talent,

  1. NTSE Stage-I: This stage is conducted by the State/UT usually in the month of November. Any student of class X can register themselves for this stage of the selection process.

  2. NTSE Stage-II: Those students who qualify stage-I appear for this stage of the examination. This is conducted at the National level and students from across the country that has cleared Stage-I compete at this level.

NTSE 2016 Admit Card: The NCERT sends the admit card of NTSE 2016 for Stage II exam in the second week of April, 2016 to all the candidates by post to their registered postal address.


NTSE 2016 ResultThe final result of NTSE 2016 has been declared on July 22. Earlier, the result of NTSE 2016 stage 2 has been declared on July 6, 2016. Earlier, NTSE 2016 first stage result has been declared. Students are advised to keep track for the same through the official link provided on our page.


Address: F.No. 1-4-RTI Cell(PIOs)                                  

National Council of Educational Research and Training
Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

Phone: 011-26560464



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What is the cutoff of chandigarh ntse this year

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Ntse means National Talent Search Exam which is conducted to give scholarships to the students who are highly taled as government will provide them scholarships as cutoff marks will be based on category and resevations and no.of seats available for the candidates, no.of candidates appeared for the exam and difficulty level of the  question paper ,and previous year cutoff marks are taken into consideration and you should get maximum of 75 percent of the marks to the total marks in ntse of Chandigarh  and  so that study well and work hard to get good marks All the best for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


Do the NTSE 2020-2021 Postpones this time ?

divya prakash 2nd Apr, 2020
Yes iam ready to accept your conditions and agree to continue the exam


Pankhuri Kumari 2nd Apr, 2020
Hii Abhinay!
The NTSE stage 1, was already conducted in the months of November- December, 2019 in different states. The results are being declared by different states. The stage 2 for NTSE is scheduled to be on 10 May, 2020. Till now, no official statement has been passed for the postponement of the exam. You must keep an eye on the official website for updates.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

when could be the NTSE stage 2 exam of so after this pandemic?

Sanjeet Sachdeva Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hey there!

Well, there is nothing such mentioned / announced regarding the delay of NTSE stage 2 national level exam. It will be conducted on 10th May, 2020 (if doesn't extends).

For more updates regarding the exams, stay tuned with the link given below


Thank you.



Megha 31st Mar, 2020

Hello Abhinay !

NTSE paper comprises of 40% of Social science , so it become very important to crack Social with good marks.

For stage 1 , the state board’s textbooks for History & Civics and Geography are important.

And for stage 2 , books of NCERT Class IX & X are important.

Also ,you can see video lectures by Prof. Vipin Joshi like - “The Rise of Nationalism in Europe”, “The French Revolution”, etc.  (They will help you a lot).

Also , there is a channel NTSE Guru , you can subscribe to that . The video lectures were completely understandable. Each topic consists of a video tutorial, concept theory, practice sheets, previous year questions & tests.

Hope it helps !

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