About NTSE Examination
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), is a scholarship exam conducted annually by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at the national level to improve students’ aptitude, logical reasoning identification, and mental ability.
The All India Competitive Examination has conducted annually for class 10 students in two phases – Phase 1 (State-Level) and Phase 2 (National Level). If a candidate wants to be eligible for the scholarship, he has to pass both exams.
Objective of this scheme
- Motivating Students For Higher Education
- identifying talented students who want to pursue higher education in the Science and Social Studies streams
Full overview of the NTSE Scholarship Examination
|Exam Level||Stage-I: State level|
Stage II: National level
|Frequency||Once in a year|
|Mode of Application||Both Online & Offline|
|Eligibility||The student should be pursuing Class X and be below 18 years of age.|
|Exam Mode||Offline-Pen and paper-based|
|Exam Duration||MAT: 2 hours|
SAT: 2 hours
|Language||Stage-I: English or any regional language as opted by the candidate.|
Stage II: English or Hindi
|Events||Stage I dates (Tentative)||Stage II dates (Tentative)|
|NTSE application dates||October/November 2021||No registration|
|NTSE Admit card releases||First week of January 2022||May 2023*|
|NTSE Exam dates||December 17-18. 2023||June 12, 2023*|
|NTSE Result releases||February – May 2023*||October/November 2023*|
NTSE Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for Regular Student
- Currently, a candidate should be studying 10th standard from any government/private school located in India
- The candidate must be below 18 years as of July 1, 2022 (For 2022).
NTSE Eligibility Criteria For Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Students
Students pursuing their 10th from open or distance learning can also attempt NTSE under these conditions:
- The candidate must be under 18 as of July 1, 2022.
- The candidate should be a full-time student without any kind of employment.
- The candidate should be appearing for the class 10th examination for the first time.
NTSE Eligibility Criteria For Students Studying Abroad
Indian residents who are studying abroad can also attempt the NTSE exam under these conditions:
- The student must be an Indian National.
- If the candidate is pursuing class 10th or equivalent, then he/she is directly eligible for Stage 2.
- The candidate should have scored a minimum of 60% in class IX final exams.
- The candidate must opt for an examination center located in India.
- Must make a request with the institution he/she is studying at along with the attested class IX mark sheet at the Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT.
- The candidate is eligible for the scholarship only if he/she continues his/her further studies from India.
Prize And Other benefits
NTSE Scholarship Amount 2022
|Stage||Scholarship Amount (per month)|
|Higher Secondary level||Rs 1250/-|
|Graduate and Post Graduate||Rs 2000/-|
|For a Ph.D. degree (four years)||As per UGC norms|
NTSE Exam Structure
The paper is divided into two parts – SAT & MAT
|Test Name||Subjects||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Allocated Time|
|MAT||Aptitude Test||100||100||2 hours|
|SAT||Science, Social Science, Maths||100||100||2 hours|
There is no negative marking
NTSE Syllabus For MAT (As per year 2022)
|Analogy||Puzzle Test||Alphabet Test|
|Classification||Logical Venn diagrams||Blood Relations|
|Series||Logical sequence of words||Verification of truth of the statement|
|Coding-Decoding||Problems on clocks||Analytical reasoning|
|Direction Sense Test||Series completion test||Arithmetical reasoning test|
|Mathematical operations||Inserting a missing character||Tests|
|Transparent paper folding||Embedded figure||Dot fixing situation|
|Analytical Reasoning||Water images||Problems on cubes and dice|
|Incomplete Figures||Folding Papercutting|
NTSE Syllabus For SAT (As per the year 2022)
NTSE SAT Science Syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
|Acids Bases and Salts||Carbon and its Compound||Air|
|Cellular Level of Organization||Fibers and Plastics||Diversity in Living Organisms|
|Food Production & Management||Human Body||Heredity and Evolution|
|Life Processes||Magnetic & Electricity at Work||Light|
|Measurement||Micro-Organisms||Metals & Non-Metals|
|Motion and Force||Periodic Classification of Elements||Our Environment|
|Reproduction||Some Common Diseases||Soil|
|Sound||Structure of Atom||Sound of Energy|
|The Universe||Work and Energy||Water|
NTSE SAT Social Science Syllabus (History, Geography, Civics)
|British Raj||Culture, Science and Literature||Democracy and Elections|
|Diversity and Livelihood||Early Medieval Period||Early States|
|Eighteen-Century Political Formation||Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History||India and its Neighbours|
|Local and State Government||Indian Economics||Indian Freedom Struggle|
|Indus Valley Civilization||Industrial Revolution||Industries|
|Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks||Resources and Development||Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands|
|The Delhi Sultanate||The Mughal Empire||Motion of the Earth|
|Nationalism in Various Countries||Vedic Period||New Empires and Kingdoms|
|The Judiciary||Popular Movements and Social Reforms||Population|
|UN and International Agencies||Medieval Architecture and Culture||Natural Vegetation|
|French Revolution||Our Country- India||Union Government|
|Indian Constitution||Solar System||The Mauryas|
|Water Resources||World History||–|
NTSE SAT Maths Syllabus
|Algebraic Expressions||Arithmetic||Arithmetic Progressions|
|Basic Geometry||Direct & Inverse Variations||Coordinate Geometry|
|Percentage & Its Application||Exponent||Statistics|
|Mensuration||Number System||Square & Cube Roots|
|Playing with Number||Surface Areas and Volume||Quadratic Equations|
|Rational Numbers||Trigonometry||Circles & Triangles|
|Linear Equation||Probability||Simple & Compound Interest|
NTSE Cutoff Last Year (2022)
The cutoff is the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in order to qualify for the NTSE stage 2. Those who achieve the NTSE cutoff for stage 1 shall find their name on the merit list.
NTSE Qualifying Marks
How to apply
- Visit the official website of NTSE.
- Click on the link ‘Apply for NTSE 2023’.
- Fill in the following details like your Name, Date of birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, Educational Qualification, etc.
- After filling in all the credentials click on ‘submit’
- Download the NTSE Application Form
This scholarship application will start in 2023, no application process has been published yet from the official website NCERT about the scholarship application process, we will update the application process as soon as this scholarship application starts.