To identify students with extremely high intelligence and academic talent, a national level scholarship program is organized by NCERT named as National Talent Search Examination. It was first started in the year 1963. This exam is organized just for 8th class students. In our country, NTSE Exam is the most renowned and toughest exam at high school level. Earlier, this exam was conducted for class 10th student, but later shifted to class 8th. The selection procedure for this exam is a 2-stage process. The first level is conducted by State and the Second level NTSE Exam is organized at National level. The first level is organized in the month of November and the National level is usually Organized in May by DSERT. Two parts of exam are their in State level. Part-I has Mental Ability Test(MAT) and the Part-II has Scholastic Aptitude Test(SAT). Both exams consists of 90 questions each. The questions asked in National Talent Search Examination's SAT are based on Social Science, Science and Mathematics, and their count is 35, 35 and 20 questions respectively. In this exam, schools based on any board can participate.

The students who have scored the required percentage and have got ranks within the top 4000 ranks from the entire country are eligible for the next National level exam of NTSE Exam. This exam also has two parts : MAT and SAT. The result of this exam shall be declared the same year in till July- August. The Syllabus for this National Talent Search Exam consists of all lessons that are taken by NTSE books, namely S Chand, Tata McGraw Hills, Pearson Longman , Arihant etc. for MAT. And for SAT the syllabi is as follows: The NCERT books of CBSE board is the syllabus to study Science and Social Science subject. And for maths, students need to study the maths syllabus of class 8th , 9th and 10th standard. Earlier after clearly these two NTSE Exam levels , the students were called for interview but it is discontinued from the 2010-2011 session. Now the students who have cleared this NTSE Exam successfully are now eligible for scholarship. The scholarship amount which is presently given is 500 /- Rs. Per month. This is given per month to the selected student from VIII class onward except for Ph.D, as in Ph.D, it is paid as per UGC norms. 
  • NTSE Sample Papers

    National Talent Search Examination is conducted by NCERT every year for class VIII students to identify the intelligent and academic talent. Students can use NTSE Sample Paper to prepare for this exam. It is basically a scholarship program so very beneficial for students from weaken financial background. The amount of scholarship presently given to the selected candidates is 50...Read More

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