NCERT Entrance Exam 2018
National Talent Search Scheme started in the year 1963. National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture them. The examination is conducted every year at two levels :
- Stage I ( State Level )
- Stage II ( National Level )
NCERT NTSE 2018 Scholarships : About one thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows :
The amount of scholarship will be as under :
- Scholarship of 1250/- per month for Class – XI to XII.
- Scholarship of 2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post – graduates.
- Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
NCERT NTSE 2018 Seats Reservation : 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.
NCERT NTSE Selection 2018 : 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 form General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 35% in each paper.
Language Test : Qualifying Marks in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final Merit.
NCERT NTSE 2018 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 appering in class X examination for the first time.
NCERT NTSE 2018 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 for 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 arc given below and are also available in the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.
All queries related to application form should be directed to the State Liaison Officers ( LOs ). No application should be sent to NCERT.
NCERT NTSE 2018 Application Fees
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.
NCERT NTSE 2018 Examination Pattern
NCERT NTSE 2018 pattern of written examination will be as follows :
- Stage I examination at 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.
|Paper||Test||No of Questions||No of Marks||Duration ( in minutes )|
|Paper - I||Mental Ability Test ( MAT )||50||50||45|
|Paper - II||Language Test ( LT ) English / Hindi||50||50||45|
|Paper - III||Scholastic Aptitude Test ( SAT )||100||100||90|
At Stage II ( National Level ), there will be negative marking in each paper. For each wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
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. Candidates 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 31st December, 2017 . Applicaiton form for students study abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October, 2017. Announcement for Indian Students studying Abroad wii be announced separately.
NCERT NTSE Entrance Exam Date 2018
|Stage - I ( State )||Last date for submission of Application Forms||To be notified by the respective State and it may vary from state to state|
|Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands||04th November, 2017 ( Saturday )|
|Examination in All other States and Union Territories||05th November, 2017 ( Sunday )|
|Stage - II ( National )||Examination in All States and |
|13th May, 2018 ( Sunday )|
National Talent Search Examination,
National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi – 110 016,
Phone No : 011 – 26560464,26562704,
E Mail : email@example.com,
Website : www.ncert.nic.in.