National Talent Search Examination(NTSE)-2018 Stage-II Notification

Notification Date:2017-12-01
Expiry Date:2018-09-30

What is NTSE ?

  • National Talent Search Examination(NTSE) is a national-level scholarship test in India to recognize students with high academic talent
  • It is one of the most prestigious exams in India for secondary level students. Nearly 10,00,000 students will appear for this scholarship exam every year. Out of all, 1000 scholarships would be awarded through merit without any restrictions like parental income, government school, domicile etc.

Why NTSE ?

  • The students who will qualify in this exam are eligible for the scholarships provided by Indian government until his/her education completed.
  • The amount of scholarship is Rs.1250 per month for class XI and XII and Rs.2000 per month for students studying Under Graduate and Post Graduate.
  • Apart from the scholarships, some research institutes, colleges and universities exclusively reserve their seats for NTSE scholars like IIIT Hyderabad and IIIT Delhi
  • Some Foreign universities give benefits during admission
  • The main important point is, Being an NTSE scholar boosts your confidence to crack other competitive exams like IIT JEE , NEET etc.

Who are Eligible to Write NTSE-2018?

    Students satisfying the following criteria can participate in NTSE-2018:
  • An Indian Citizen with age below 18 years
  • A student studying in class 10 in a recognized school of India
  • Indian Nationality students studying Abroad in class X can appear directly for Stage II NTS exam. But the scholarship shall be paid for pursuing studies in India only.

NTSE-2018 Exam Format:

    The exam will be conducted every year at two levels
  • Stage I: State level examination - conducted by State Education Boards - but mentored by NCERT
  • Stage II: National level examination - directly conducted by NCERT

Some facts about NTSE:

  • The awardees studying in Sciences, Social sciences, Humanities, Languages, Commerce, Vocational studies and fine arts are eligible to receive scholarship upto Ph.D level whereas the awardees studying professional courses in medicines, Engineering, Technology, Management and law, are eligible to receive the scholarship upto Post Graduate level.
  • Reservation: There is 15% reservation for SC, 7.5% reservation for ST and 3% for Physically Handicapped students.

How to Register for NTSE-2018:

  • Every year in the month of July - August State Education boards release Notification for Stage I examination
  • Students who cleared Stage I are eligible for Stage II and need not to register for Stage II
  • For stage I, Students can register through their studying School. These filled in applications should be reach to the concern department(Liaison Officer) with in last date. State board websites and addresses are given at the bottom of this notification.

NTSE-2018 Exam Pattern:

Stage I:

  • Most of the state boards follow the same exam pattern of stage-II at stage I level. This is a Pen and Paper based(Offline) test
PaperTestNumber of questionsNumber of MarksTime durationQualifying Marks
Paper-IMental Ability Test (MAT)50 5045 minutes 32% for SC,ST and PWD and 40% for General category in both papers
Paper-IILanguage Test (LT)
505045 minutes
Paper-IIIScholastic Aptitute Test (SAT)100 (Science-40,Mathematics-20, Social Science-40)10090 minutes
  • 1/3rd mark will be diducted for every wrong answer

Stage II:

  • This is also Pen and Paper based(Offline) test
PaperTestNumber of questionsNumber of MarksTime durationQualifying Marks
Paper-IMental Ability Test (MAT)100 100120 minutes 32% for SC,ST and PWD and 40% for General category in both papers
Paper-IIScholastic Aptitute Test (SAT)100 (Science-40,Mathematics-20, Social Science-40)100120 minutes
  • No Negative marking in both the papers
  • Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit
  • Selection of the awardee will be made on the basis total marks scored in MAT & SAT base on merit

NTSE 2018 - Syllabus:

  • Questions are given from 1st to 10th class books.
  • Important Dates:

    Stage I
    (State Level)
    Last date for submission of application formTo be notified by the respective state and it may vary from state to state
    Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman Nikobar Islands04th November 2017(Saturday)
    Examination in all other states and union territories05th November 2017(Sunday)
    Stage II
    (National Level)
    Examination in all States and Union Territories13th May 2018(Sunday)

    The list of state board websites and addresses to register for NTSE Stage-I examination are given below.

    S.NoName of the state/UTName of the State/UT Liaison Officer & AddressPh.NoEmail addressWebsite
    1Andhra PradeshSh.Ch. Nageswara Rao
    Deputy Commissioner
    Office of The Director of Govt.Examinations, Chapel Road, ABIDS
    Hyderabad - 500001 (A.P.)
    2TelanganaSh. D. Chalapathi Rao
    Deputy Commissioner
    Director of Govt. Examinations
    Chapel Road, Hyderabad
    3Arunachal PradeshMr. Talom Tabi
    Dy. Director
    Directorate of Secondary Education
    Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun,
    Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.
    4AssamMr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed
    Dy. Director Office of the Director of Secondary
    Education, Kahilipara, Assam
    Guwahati-781019 (Assam)
    5ManipurSh. R.K. Tenedy Singh
    Vigyan Mandir Officer
    Directorate of Education (Schools),
    Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004
    6MeghalayaSmt. Margarette C. Blah
    Selection Grade Lecturer
    Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah
    Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya)
    7MizoramMrs. Zothanmawii
    Deputy Director
    S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang
    Aizawl, Mizoram-796012
    8NagalandMr. N. Woshamo
    Research Associate
    SCERT, Nagaland
    9SikkimMr. Bilal Prabhakar
    Deputy Director (Scholarship)
    Human Resource Development
    Department of Education
    Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat
    Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
    10TripuraSmt. Kuheli Debbarma
    Deputy Director
    Tripura State Council of Educational
    Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar,
    Agartala, Tripura(West)-799005.
    11Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPrincipal
    State Institute of Education
    Siksha Sadan, Link Road
    Port Blair-744101
    (A&N Islands)
    12BiharDr. Sanjiwan Sinha
    S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office
    Patna-800006 (Bihar)
    13JharkhandDr. Arbind Pd. Singh
    Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi,
    Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum,
    Ranchi- 834010.
    6453342, 43, 44 and 45
    14OdishaMrs. Aparna Mishra
    Assistant Director
    Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV,
    Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha
    15West BengalDr. Syed Nurus Salam
    Deputy Director of School Education(Basic)
    Directorate of School Education
    Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor
    East Block, Salt Lake City
    Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)
    16ChandigarhMrs. Mamta Sharma
    Assistant Professor
    State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT)
    Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031.
    17New DelhiMs. Madhu Singh
    Deputy Director
    Directorate of Education
    Science & TV Branch
    Behind Lady Shri Ram College,
    Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024.
    18Jammu and KashmirDr. Farooq Ahmad Peer
    Director Academics, Liaison Officer
    (NTS), J&K State Board of School
    Education, New Campus
    Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar -190018.
    19HaryanaSh. Sunil Vashishta
    Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna
    Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan,
    Gurugram 122001, (Haryana).
    20Himachal PradeshMrs. Rita Sharma
    Associate Professor
    S.C.E.R.T., RABON
    Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).
    21PunjabMrs. Rumkeet Kaur
    Lecturer in Math
    State Institute of Science Education,
    PSEB Complex, Block-E
    6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh,
    SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab.
    22RajasthanMr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena
    Assistant Director Exam
    Board of Secondary Education
    Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001.
    23Uttar PradeshSh. Anandkar Pandey
    Director, Bureau of Psychology
    SCERT, 2 Lowther Road
    Allahabad-211001 (UP)
    24UttarakhandDr. Sunita Bhatt
    Assistant Director
    State Council of Educational Research and Training,
    Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya,
    I.T Campus, Nanurkhera,
    Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    0135- 2789710
    25ChhattisgarhProf. S.L. Ogare
    State Council of Educational
    Research & Training (SCERT), DIET
    Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur,
    26Daman & DiuSh. Rajesh J Halpati
    Head Master Government High School
    Nani Daman Vaniyawad
    Opposite Custom House
    Daman & Diu -396210
    27Dadra and Nagar HaveliSh. Salim inganker
    State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS
    Directorate of Education
    1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus,
    Above Animal Husbandry
    28GoaSh. Jaywant Waman Naik
    Vocational Education Officer
    Directorate of Education
    State Council of Educational Research and Training,
    Bardez-403521 (Goa).
    29GujaratSh. Dharmendra R Saradava
    Gujarat State Examination Board,
    Opp.Government Library,
    Sector-21, Gandhinagar
    30Madhya PradeshMs. Survi Parashar
    Assistant Manager
    Rajya Shiksha Kendra
    Pustak Bhawan "B" Wing,
    Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
    31MaharashtraSh. Sukhdeo Hari Dere
    Maharashtra State Council of Examinations
    17-Dr. Ambedkar Road
    Pune-411001 (Maharashtra).
    32KarnatakaDr. M.V. Krishnamurthy
    Senior Assistant Director
    DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road,
    3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)
    33KeralaDr. Meena. S
    Assistant Professor
    S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan
    Poojappura (P.O.)
    Thiruvananthapuram-695012, Kerala.
    34LakshadweepMrs. Subaidabi, C.P.
    Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti,
    UT of Lakshadweep-682555.
    35PondicherryDr. J.Krishna Raju
    Joint Director
    Directorate of School Education,
    Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edn.
    Colmplex, Anna Nagar
    36Tamil NaduMs. D. Vasundra Devi
    Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road,
    Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006.

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