What is NTSE?

National Talent Search Examination popularly known as NTSE is a national level exam conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for awarding scholarships. The NCERT is conducting NTSE 2019 in two stages i.e. preliminary examination conducted by states at state level and final examination conducted at national level by..Read More

NTSE Important Dates

Exam Date
Exam Date


13/May/2018  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

04/Nov/2018  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

04/Nov/2018  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

NTSE Application Details

  1. Candidates need to apply for different state/UT as per their State Board of Education 
  2. Candidates can apply in online mode and fill in the application form and get it signed by the Principal of their school 
  3. candidates need to submit the application form the State/UT board officer after remitting the application fee


NTSE Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Stage I - 

  • Only Indian students are eligible to appear in this level
  • Candidates studying in Class X are eligible for appearing in the test 
  • Candidates  must be studying in a recognised school in the respective State or Union Territory
  • Candidates registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) are also considered eligible for the scholarship examination if they are below the age of 18 years as in the year of examination and they should not be employed while appearing for Class X exam

Eligibility for Stage II - 

  • Candidates securing the cutoff marks in the State level NTSE are eligible for the Stage-II to be held by NCERT at National level



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NTSE Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline
Exam Format: Objective



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venkatkartik 9 hours ago

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VenkatkartikLast Seen: 9 hours 5 min agoJoined on: 19-Jul-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 10 or below

How many times will participate in NTSE exam

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Manish Thakur 7 hours ago

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Manish ThakurLast Seen: 6 hours 58 min agoJoined on: 02-Dec-2016Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Hi Venkat,

You can give the exam once when you are in standard 10th.

Good Luck!


venkatkartik 9 hours ago

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VenkatkartikLast Seen: 9 hours 5 min agoJoined on: 19-Jul-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 10 or below

Is it permit to write ntse when studying plus one

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K R MANIKANDAN 9 hours ago

K R MANIKANDANLast Seen: 8 hours 24 min agoJoined on: 25-Nov-2013Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

Hello Venkatkarthik,

You can applya and appear for NTSE while in 11th standard.

If you can score well, then the scholarship will be covering for your future studies. 

All the best!

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Pawar Chaitanya ChandrashekharLast Seen: 16 hours 41 min agoJoined on: 18-Jul-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 10 or below

Hello , I am from Maharashtra and I wanna know that is the syllabus of ntse stage 1 of Maharashtra is of first semester or second semester?

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Sachin MalikLast Seen: 12 hours 46 min agoJoined on: 27-Jun-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Chaitanya, There is no prescribed syllabus for NTSE stage1 and stage 2 exams. But, NCERT does release a PDF titled ‘Learn about the National Talent Search Tests’ which contains information...Read More
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Akhilesh Kumar Last Seen: 4 days 10 hours agoJoined on: 15-Jul-2018Education Interest: Study AbroadEducation Level: Class 12

I want to about ntse exam? Please

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Md Bahauddin 4 days ago

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Md BahauddinLast Seen: 6 hours 36 min agoJoined on: 02-Jun-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Hey Akhilesh,NTSE  National Talent search examination is a scholar ship exam which is consucted by  NCERT National Council of Education Research and Training for std 10th.The form will ...Read More
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ajay shahu 7 days ago

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Ajay ShahuLast Seen: 6 days 13 hours agoJoined on: 13-Jul-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

Ntse for maharastra exam date?

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Ipshita SarmahLast Seen: 10 hours 24 min agoJoined on: 07-Feb-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Ajay,NTSE for Maharashtra will be held on November 4. Registrations for the same will open in August. Application form can be downloaded from the official website of Maharashtra State Council ...Read More

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