National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2015-16

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Last updated on: 20-Aug-2015
EligibilityClass 10 studying Student
AwardRs 1250 per month for Class 11,12; Rs 2000 p.m. for G, PG; Amount for PhD is fixed according to UGC norms.

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About the Program

  • NTSE will be conducted for Class X students
  • The examination will consist of Mental Ability Test(MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test(SAT)
  • Quota for State/UT will be computed proportionally on the basis of students enrolment in Class IX and X
  • The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 1250/- per month for Class 11,12 & Rs 2000 per month for Graduation, Post graduation level (irrespective of class/course) except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid as per UGC norms.

The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfilment of the conditions provided in this brochure.

  • National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2015-16 DeadlineClosed

    Eligibility: All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage-I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.

    Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship, provided the student is below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July of the particular year), the student is not employed and s/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time.

    The pattern of written examination will be as follows:

    Stage I examination of the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) (b) Language Test (LT) and (c) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

    The pattern of stage II will be as under



    No. of Questions

        No. of Marks

       Duration                       (in Minutes)


    Mental Ability Test (MAT)





    Language Test(LT) English/Hindi






    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)





    Application Form: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form.

    The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the School much before the last date of submission. The candidate as well as the Principal of the school must adhere to the last date for submission of the application form. Different states may have different last dates of submission. Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted. The state wise contact of the liaison officers are given below and are also available in the NCERT website All queries related to application form should be directed to the State Liaision Officers (LOs). No application should be sent to NCERT.


    How can you apply?

    Fee: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for Stage-I Examination and also the mode of payment from the respective State Liaison Officers (LOs). However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination.

    Indian Students Studying Abroad in class X can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure which is available on the NCERT website. Candidate may fill up the Application form, available on the NCERT website and send to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of previous examination, latest by February 28th, 2016. Application Form for students study abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of Oct, 2015. Announcement for Indian Students Studying Abroad will be announced separately.

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Terms and Conditions

The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X to identify and Nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels:- Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National level).

Scholarships: About Two Thousand Scholarships are awarded for difference stages of education as follows:

a)Scholarships of Rs. 1250/- per month for Class- XI to XII.

b) Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduate and Post-graduates.

c)Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

Reservation: 15% for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

Selection: Stage-I selection will be done by States/UTs and those who qualify Stage-I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination , conducted by NCERT.

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC,ST,PH is 35% in each paper.

Language Test Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit 

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Contact States Liaison Officer
For NTS National Level Examination Inquiry:
011-26560464 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)
E-mail :
For NTS Scholarship Inquiry:
Phone No : 011-26562704 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)
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