National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2017 - 18

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The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) , a national scholarship examination for awarding scholarships to class 10th students is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) .

National Talent Search Examination
  • Examination concluded every year at two-tier exam: stage 1 (State level) and stage 2 (National level) .
  • NTSE for students studying in class 10 is meant to identify the natural talent.

Important Dates

Table Contain Shows the List of Important Dates
StageAreaTentative Dates


Last date for submission of Application FormTo be notify by the respective State and it may vary from State to State
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands4th November 2017 (Saturday)
Examination in all other States and Union Territories5th November 2017 (Sunday)
Stage -II


Examination in All States and Union Territories13th May 2018 (Sunday)


About 1000 scholarships are awarded for different stages of education:

  • For class-XI to XII: Scholarships of ₹ 1250/-
  • For undergraduate and Post-graduates: Scholarships of ₹ 2000/-
  • Amount of scholarship for Ph. D. is fixed in accordance with UGC norms.


  • SC category: 15 % for students
  • ST category: 7.5 % for students
  • For physically challenged group of students 4 %

Qualifying Marks

  • General category: 40 % in each paper
  • SC, ST and PH category: 32 % in each paper


  • All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the stage-I examination, concluded by States/UTs, in which schools are located.
  • Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship.
  • Provided below 18 years students (as on 1st July of Particular Year) , the student is not employed and he/she is appearing in class X examination for the first time.

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