NTSE is the National level scholarship program by Govt. of India and most venerated exam of India. It is not only about scholarship but a matter of great pride and honour for every student to be recognised as the nation’s talent. The NTSE examination is conducted every year at two levels – Stage I (State level) and Stage II (National Level). NTSE Stage I is conducted by States and NTSE Stage II is conducted by NCERT.
|NTSE Stage I||State level|
|NTSE Stage II||National level|
According to the criteria laid out by CBSE, NTSE is open for the students of Indian nationality irrespective of whether they study in India or abroad at class X level. -Candidates studying in India will be selected on the basis of their screening examination will be eligible for NTSE. -Candidates studying Abroad having Indian Nationality are eligible. They are exempted from the first level and are permitted to appear directly at the second level examination.
|NTSE Eligibility Criteria (Stage 1)||• Candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in Class IX. The candidate must be of recognized school in the respective State or Union Territory. • The Open Distance Learning (ODL) program students will also be considered eligible if they are below 18 years of age as on July 1, YYYY(the same year in which candidate giving the exam) and are not employed when they appear for Class X examination.|
|NTSE Eligibility Criteria (Stage 2)||• Only students who manage to clear NTSE Stage I will be eligible for NTSE Stage II examination.|
NTSE scholars are provided with the scholarship of Rs 1250 per month for Class XI and XII and Rs 2000 per month for graduation and higher studies by Indian government. Apart from this, being an NTSE scholar provides following benefits:
|• NDA National Defence Academy Exam organized by UPSC gives preference to NTSE scholars.|
|• Renowned Engineering College for Information Technology such as IIIT-Hyderabad offers 15 seats to NTSE scholars. This institute is considered equivalent to IIT-Bombay.|
|• NTSE scholars will have upper edge in Foreign University admissions.|
|• Preference in various Public and Private sector Jobs.|
|• IIIT-Delhi, an Engineering College under Government of Delhi, gives ‘bonus marks’ to NTSE scholars.|
Syllabus of NTSE is based on 9th & 10th class level. For Stage 1, NTSE preparation should be state wise & for Stage 2, the preparation should be national level wise. Students are advised to go through each and every topic. NTSE consists of multiple choice questions which are asked from the subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, General Knowledge and Mental Ability syllabus.
The NTSE is conducted in two stages i.e. Stage I and Stage II. The NTSE paper is available in both the Hindi and English medium. The students have to select any one language from both the languages. The paper is divided into two sections i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
|MAT (Mental Ability Tests)||100 Questions||120 Minutes|
|SAT (Scholastic Ability Tests)||100 Questions||120 Minutes|
|• The paper is comprised of Objective type multiple choice questions.|
|• The examination is conducted through the offline mode only.|
|• For every correct answer, 1 mark will be given and there is no negative marking at stage 1 and stage 2.|
|• Reserved category candidates have to secure 32% marks to qualify the test, whereas general category candidates have to secure 40% marks to qualify the test.|
At the time of filling application form for NTSE 2019, students have to select the particular exam center. The students can check the name of examination center on their admit card once the application form is successfully submitted. The details of the examination center are as follows:
|Daman & Diu||02602630624|
|New Delhi & Western UP||011-25693499|
|Conducting Body||NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)|
|Medium||English and Hindi|
|Duration||120 Minutes ( For each part)|
|Type & Number of Questions||Objective Type Questions (Stage 1: 200 Questions), (Stage 2: 200 Questions)|
|Sections||2 (Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test)|
The minimum marks that are required by candidate to clear the examination are cut off marks. It will be declared by the respective states. The final cut off mark will be declared by NCERT after the completion of NTSE stage 2 examination. NCERT publishes category wise and subject wise cut off marks. The factors affecting the state wise cut off marks are as follows:• Students appearing in the exam • Difficulty level of the paper • Marking scheme • Number of seats available
• Once the stage 2 result will be announced, the final merit list will be prepared accordingly. • The merit list will published on the website. It will not be sent through post. • To check the examination result of the final stage 2, students can visit the official website of NCERT i.e. www.ncert.nic.in. • To check the result students have to enter their Registration number and Date of Birth. • The NTSE result will be available in PDF file format.The students can easily download their NTSE 2019 result by following the below steps:
|Step 1: Visit the official website of state government/ union Territories.|
|Step 2: Click on the link ‘NTSE 2019 Result’|
|Step 3: After clicking on the link, students will be redirected to next page.|
|Step 4: Enter the required details i.e. Roll number, date of birth|
|Step 5: Click on the submit button.|
|Step 6: NTSE Result will be displayed on the screen.|
|Step 7: Download the same for future reference.|
The qualified students are eligible for scholarship on the basis of the final merit list.