About NTSE Exam


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National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conduct National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) in order to provide the scholarship to deserving candidates.

Key dates
Sl. No Events Dates
1. Application form availability Contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring the application form
2. Application deadline Notified by the respective state (varies from state to state)
3. NTSE Stage 1 2018 admit card To Be Announced
4. NTSE Stage 1 2018 exam date 4th November 2017- Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island

5th November 2017- All other states and union territories
5. Date of NTSE Stage 2 2018 exam 13th May 2018

Exam Pattern

There will be two stages of NTSE exam.

The exam is divided into three papers i.e. Mental Ability Test (Paper 1), Language Test (LT) Hindi/English (Paper 2) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (Paper 3).

Paper 1: 50 question of 50 marks (Time Duration- 45 minutes);

Paper 2: 50 question of 50 marks (Time Duration- 45 minutes);

Paper 3: 100 question of 100 marks (Time Duration- 90 minutes);

Every test will be organized in pen-paper mode and questions will be objective type only.

Award of 1 mark will be given to the candidate for every correct attempt whereas; there will be no negative marking in Stage 1 paper.

In stage 2 deduction of 1/3rd marks will be done for every incorrect attempt.

NTSE Scholarship Amount

Level of Education

Scholarship amount for year 2018 (in INR)

Class XI to Class XII


Undergraduate level

Rs. 2000

Postgraduate level

Rs. 2000

Ph.D. level

As per UGC norms