NTSE Stage 2 to be held on 8th May 2016 (Download PDF)


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The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted to identify talent of students studying in Class X. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (Stage Level) and Stage-II (National Level).

NTSE Scholarship 2016

  • Scholarships are awarded for difference stages of education as follows:
  • Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII
  • Scholarships of Rs. 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Postgraduates
  • Amount of Scholarship for PhD be fixed in accordance with the UGC standards
  • 15% scholarships will be reserved for SC category students.
  • 7.5% scholarships for ST category students.
  • 3 % for Physically Challenged group of students.

NTSE 2016 Eligibility Criteria

  • Every students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage-I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located.
  • Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is below the age 18 years.

Selection Process for NTSE scholarship 2016:

  • Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs.
  • And candidates who qualify Stage-I will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT.

Important Dates for NTSE 2016:

Stage-I (State)

  • Last Date for Submission of Application Form: be notified by the respective State and it may vary from state to state
  • Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 07th November, 2015 (Saturday)
  • Examination in All other States and Union Territories: 08th November, 2015

Stage-II (National)

  • Examination in All States and Union Territories: 08th May, 2016 (Sunday)

Exam Pattern for NTSE 2016:

Stage-I: The State/UT level examination will include:

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Language Test (LT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Stage-II Pattern: The examination will include:

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT): 50 questions to be done in 45 minutes.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) : includs Language Comprehensive Test (English Language) having 40 questions to be done 45 minutes

Aptitude Test: 90 questions on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, Geography, Political Science and Economics of classes IX and X level to be done 90 minutes

- Published/Last Modified on: January 22, 2016


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