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13 May 2018 for NTSE -II Examination

  13 May 2018 for NTSE – National Test Search Examination Stage-II Examination

National Talent Search Examination is conducted by NCERT to find out the hidden talent for students studying in class X and nurture them. Every year NCERT conducts NTSE in two phases/stage

NTSE Stage -II
NTSE Stage II exam date is 13/05/2018

Stage-I – State Level

Stage- National Level

Scholarships: About 1000 scholarships are awarded at different level /stages of education.

  • Student studying in class-XI to XII- Rs. 1250  per month as Scholarship
  • Undergraduates and Post-graduates.- Rs. 2000 per month as  Scholarship
  • For Ph.D student scholarship is fixed in accordance with UGC norms.

13 May 2018 for NTSE – National Test Search Examination Stage-II Examination

Reservation:  SC – 15%,   ST – 7.5%    Physically Challenged – 4%


13 May 2018 for NTSE – National Test Search Examination Stage-II Examination

Selection: Stage-I selection process is done by state/UTs, those who qualify stage-I is eligible for stage-II exam, conducted by NCERT

Qualifying Marks:  General category – 40% , 32% for SC,ST & PH

Language Test: Qualifying in Language Test will not be counted for final merit.

Important Dates: Examination for Stage-II in all states/UT is on 13th May 2018 (for those students who passed stage I examination conducted in the month of November 2017.

Stage-I 2018 examination dates – Yet to come

Eligibility:  All Class X student can appear for stage-I examination. There is no domicile restriction.

Open distance learning students can also appear for the examination but there age should be below 18 years as of 1st july 2018 . He/she should be unemployed. H/She going to give the first attempt for class X examination.

The tentative examination pattern for stage I and II will be as follows:

  • Stage-I & II : Three papers will be there at the State/UT level.
Paper Paper -1 Paper-2 Paper-3
Test Mental Ability Test (MAT) Language Test (English /Hindi) Scholastic Aptitude test(SAT)
Number of questions 50 50 100
Number of Marks 50 50 100
Duration in Mins 45 45 90

At Stage II – (National Level),  there will negative marking for each wrong answer. 1/3 marks will deducted for each wrong answer. No negative marking for unattempted questions.

Application  Form: Please contact State/UT liaison officer to get application form and to know the process. You can get the address, contact of the liaison officer of your State/UT from NCERT website( ).

Please don’t send application to NCERT, all queries related to application must be directed to State/UTs liaison officer

Fee related queries – All students may ask their respective State/UT liaison officer for stage-I fee related queries,  mode of payment before submitting the application form. There is no charge for Stage-II examination.

For class X Student studying abroad – They can appear for stage-II exam directly under consition mentined in the NTS brochure. Please visit NCERT website for more information.

Source – NCERT


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