NTSE Scholarship Examination
NTSE Scholarship Examination

NTSE Scholarship Examination

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 LevelStage-I: State level
Stage II: National level
FrequencyOnce in a year
Mode of ApplicationBoth Online & Offline
EligibilityThe student should be pursuing Class X and be below 18 years of age.
Exam ModeOffline-Pen and paper-based
Exam DurationMAT: 2 hours
SAT: 2 hours
LanguageStage-I: English or any regional language as opted by the candidate.
Stage II: English or Hindi
Official Websitehttps://ncert.nic.in/national-talent-examination.php
EventsStage I dates (Tentative)Stage II dates (Tentative)
NTSE application datesOctober/November 2021No registration
NTSE Admit card releasesFirst week of January 2022May 2023*
NTSE Exam datesDecember 17-18. 2023June 12, 2023*
NTSE Result releasesFebruary – 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

StageScholarship Amount (per month)
Higher Secondary levelRs 1250/-
Graduate and Post GraduateRs 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 NameSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksAllocated Time
MATAptitude Test1001002 hours
SATScience, Social Science, Maths1001002 hours

There is no negative marking

NTSE Syllabus For MAT (As per year 2022)

Verbal Reasoning

AnalogyPuzzle TestAlphabet Test
ClassificationLogical Venn diagramsBlood Relations
SeriesLogical sequence of wordsVerification of truth of the statement
Coding-DecodingProblems on clocksAnalytical reasoning
Direction Sense TestSeries completion testArithmetical reasoning test
Mathematical operationsInserting a missing characterTests

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Transparent paper foldingEmbedded figureDot fixing situation
Analytical ReasoningWater imagesProblems on cubes and dice
Incomplete FiguresFolding Papercutting 

NTSE Syllabus For SAT (As per the year 2022) 

NTSE SAT Science Syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Acids Bases and SaltsCarbon and its CompoundAir
Cellular Level of OrganizationFibers and PlasticsDiversity in Living Organisms
Food Production & ManagementHuman BodyHeredity and Evolution
Life ProcessesMagnetic & Electricity at WorkLight
MeasurementMicro-OrganismsMetals & Non-Metals
Motion and ForcePeriodic Classification of ElementsOur Environment
ReproductionSome Common DiseasesSoil
SoundStructure of AtomSound of Energy
The UniverseWork and EnergyWater

NTSE SAT Social Science Syllabus (History, Geography, Civics)

British RajCulture, Science and LiteratureDemocracy and Elections
Diversity and LivelihoodEarly Medieval PeriodEarly States
Eighteen-Century Political FormationIntroduction and Sources of Ancient Indian HistoryIndia and its Neighbours
Local and State GovernmentIndian EconomicsIndian Freedom Struggle
Indus Valley CivilizationIndustrial RevolutionIndustries
Internal Structure of the Earth and RocksResources and DevelopmentJainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands
The Delhi SultanateThe Mughal EmpireMotion of the Earth
Nationalism in Various CountriesVedic PeriodNew Empires and Kingdoms
The JudiciaryPopular Movements and Social ReformsPopulation
UN and International AgenciesMedieval Architecture and CultureNatural Vegetation
French RevolutionOur Country- IndiaUnion Government
Indian ConstitutionSolar SystemThe Mauryas
Water ResourcesWorld History

NTSE SAT Maths Syllabus

Algebraic ExpressionsArithmeticArithmetic Progressions
Basic GeometryDirect & Inverse VariationsCoordinate Geometry
Percentage & Its ApplicationExponentStatistics
MensurationNumber SystemSquare & Cube Roots
Playing with NumberSurface Areas and VolumeQuadratic Equations
Rational NumbersTrigonometryCircles & Triangles
Linear EquationProbabilitySimple & Compound Interest
Reference -Akash institute

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

  1. Visit the official website of NTSE.
  2. Click on the link ‘Apply for NTSE 2023’.
  3. Fill in the following details like your Name, Date of birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, Educational Qualification, etc.
  4. After filling in all the credentials click on ‘submit’
  5. 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.

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