Being an NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) scholar is a matter of pride and honor, for the student as well as for their parents. NTSE Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program for students of Class 10 from all over the country. If you are one sincere student, have big dreams but lack resources, then NTSE scholarship can prove super beneficial for you. This scholarship is specified under the knowledge, skills and mental ability of the student. But NTSE has many rules to cover to find if you are eligible for the scholarship. Team NTSE Guru tried to summarize these rules and dilute them enough to be consumed by the student.
The NTSE scholarship are classified under 3 major categories:
(a) For class X and XII scholarship is Rs. 1250 per month.
(b) For UG and PG scholarship has been Rs. 2000 per month.
(c) There are also scholarships for the students pursuing Ph.D. in accordance with UGC norms.
The candidates pursuing courses in science and social science up to the doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering and up to the second-degree level, they are awarded a scholarship under the present scheme. The candidate needs to fulfill the conditions mentioned in the brochure.
According to today’s scenario, the total number of scholarships is 1000 with the reservations as:
The scholarship holder studying in Sciences, Social Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Vocational Studies and Fine Arts are eligible to receive the scholarship up to Ph.D. level. Other than that, scholarship holders of professional courses like medicines, law, technology, and engineering are eligible to receive the scholarship up to the second-degree level.
General Terms and Conditions:
(a) The student should take the approved courses, maintain good conduct at the school approved by the Head of the Institution, should have a proper approved leave applications, and mainly, he should be a regular student.
(b) The student can’t be on a payroll/stipend/remuneration.
(c) If the scholarship holder is getting another scholarship from any other source, then he has to choose any one of the scholarships. In such conditions, the NTSE scholarship will discontinue for a period of time. (d) A scholarship holder is found eligible for payment only if he is not employed.
(e) Subsidy in fee, one-time grant, fee waiver, and residential accommodation will not be an issue.
(f) Scholarships will not be available for courses abroad.
(g) Any scholarship holder can submit his bills at the time of studies, and the claimed bills are to be submitted separately for each class/year.
(h) If any candidate leaves his course within one month of registration then he cannot continue for his scholarship.
(i) If according to the Head/Principal of the Institute, the candidate’s overall performance is above 60% and he is not able to give the exam due to any serious illness, it becomes mandatory for him to submit a medical certificate through a Registered Medical Practitioner.
(j) If the scholarship holder takes a gap in his studies due to any reasons then his scholarship will be deemed to be discontinued. After the discontinuation, the scholarship will not be revived in any of the terms.
(k) If the student fails to score 60% as an aggregate for his course for two consecutive years or non-consecutive years than he/she will not be eligible for the payment of scholarship and will be discontinued permanently.
(l) It is compulsory for the student to pass in all the subjects in the first attempt if he fails to do so his scholarship will be discontinued permanently.
(m) The rules may change from time to time and will be applicable to all the scholarship holders.
Eligibility Criteria to Continue Scholarship at Higher Secondary Stage:
(a) After the student gets a clear promotion to class IX he can begin his scholarship.
(b) The scholarship is payable for a maximum period of 2 years for higher secondary only in INDIA.
(c) A student pursuing diploma will be awarded the scholarship at this stage only if he is not employed.
(d) If the student fails to score 60% as an aggregate of his course for two consecutive years or non-consecutive years then he will not be eligible for the payment of scholarship and will be discontinued permanently.
(e) Results which are in terms of grades or percentage equivalent to 60% or more will be considered.
Eligibility Criteria to Continue Scholarship at First Degree Level Courses:
(a) Withdrawal in a non-core subject as per institutional rules of exemption is considered in the payment of scholarship.
(b) All the candidate’s focus needs to be on bringing the aggregate to more than 60%. The scholarship for MBBS candidate will be given only if the score is above 60% in the final exam.
(c) If the student is an IITian and the exams are conducted semester wise than the marks will be considered according to the CGPA of an academic year.
Eligibility Criteria to Continue Scholarship at Second Degree Level Courses:
(a) If the student fails to score 60% as an aggregate of his course for two consecutive years or non-consecutive years then he will not be eligible for the payment of scholarship and will be discontinued permanently.
(b) The student will continue with the scholarship for the second year only if he scores above 60% in the first year with a suitable certificate.
(c) In case the exams are conducted in semesters, the CGPA will be considered for the continuation of the scholarship.
(d) The scholarship at this level will be provided for the Diploma holders, specifically for some specific branch of medicine. Eligibility Criteria to Continue Scholarship at M.PHIL./PH.D Stage:
(a) The scholarship holder will be eligible for the scholarship during the Predoctoral/M.Phil. courses, only after the institutional requirement for Ph.D. work.
(b) A student will be eligible to receive the scholarship for the research work leading to Ph.D./D.Phil. degree provided he clears the previous exams with a minimum of 60%. A student must begin research/pre-doctoral work within six months of the declaration of M.A./M.Com./M.Sc. result. The joining date should be intimated to NCERT immediately thereafter with a certificate from the concerned supervisor indicating the field of work.
(c) After completion of the two years, two experts would be sitting for the assessment of the quality of the work done and decide over the continuation or discontinuation of the scholarship.
(d) If the work during the first and the third year are high in quality, only then he will be eligible for the scholarship of the second and fourth year respectively.
(e) Any changes in topics need to be approved by both the guides and the NCERT.
(f) Only with the permission of NCERT, the candidates can take up a teaching assignment but for not more than 6 months in the tenure of four years and the course shall be counted as the part of the total period of four years.
(g) In case of Predoctoral/M. Phil courses the scholarship will be awarded from the month of admission. As is certified by the guide for commencing the research work, the scholarship will begin from the month of commencing.
(h) After the certification of the supervisor, only a candidate is found eligible for the continuation of the scholarship for Ph.D. research work.
Surely, NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) has many rules and we tried our best to summarize them. We hope that you will soon crack NTSE and avail the NTSE scholarship without any difficulty.