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The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted every year to identify talented students of Class X. It is a national level merit cum scholarship examination. Scholarship is awarded by GOI throughout the studies.  The exam is conducted in two levels: Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National Level). In each stage, there are two papers, scholastic ability and metal ability.

Table contains shows NTSE 2017 Events and Important Dates

Table contains shows NTSE 2017 Events and Important Dates

NTSE 2017 Events

Important Dates

Last date of submission Application Form of NTSE 2017

To be notified by the respective State/UT. It may vary from state to state

Stage 1: Exam in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

5th November 2016

Stage 1: Exam in all other States/UTs

6th November 2016

Stage 1: Exam in Bihar & West Bengal states

13th November 2016

Stage 2: Exam in all the States/UTs

14th May 2017

Application Form will be available from State/ UT Liaison officers- click here to download the list of State/ UT Liaison officers Address and website

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 of Class X student studying in a recognized schools is eligible to appear for the Stage-I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the school is 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

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

Exam Pattern for NTSE 2017

Stage-I: State/UT level Examination will Include

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) also includes Language Comprehensive Test.

Stage-II: The Examination will Include

Table contains shows Stage 2 Examination

Table contains shows Stage 2 Examination



No. of Questions

No. of Marks

Time Duration


Mental Ability Test (MAT)



45 Minutes


Language Test (LT) English/Hindi



45 Minutes


Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)



90 Minutes

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- Published/Last Modified on: October 7, 2016


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