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NCERT National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019
Details of NCERT National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019

National Talent Search Examination

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NCERT National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019
Category : Other Admissions 2019
Published : On August 22, 2018 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Last date for submission of application form Usually in October 2018 (dates may vary from state to state and be notified by the respective state.
NTSE 2018 Stage 1 exam for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands November 3, 2018
NTSE 2018 Stage 1 exam for Other states and UTs November 4, 2018
NTSE 2018 stage 2 exam All states and UTs May 12, 2019

National Talent Search Examination is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme was to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. The scheme, therefore, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. For the courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation. This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X.


On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be as under :


15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 4% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.


There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students who qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by NCERT.


All Students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the respective Class VIII 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 eligibile 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 is appearing inclass X examination for the first time.


The pattern of written examination will be as follows:

Stage I & II examination at the State/UT level will comprise three parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Language Test (LT) and (c) Scholastic Aptotude Test (SAT) .

State Quotas

Each State/Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates for the Stage II examination, the details of which will be made available on NCERT website. However, there will be no State/Union Territory Quota for the final award of scholarship after the Stage II examination. Reservation for SC, ST and physically challenged will be as notified in para 2 above.

How to Apply

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

The completed application form should be signed by Principal of the school. The candidate/Principal of the school must confirm the last date for submission of Application Form and where to submit it from the State/ UT liaison officer whose addresses are given in the end/NCERT website. Different states may have different last dates for submission of application forms. All queries relating to application forms should be made from State Liaison Officers (LOs). No application should be sent to NCERT.


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 do es not charge any fee for Stage-II examination.

Announcement of Results

Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the respective State Governments/ Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be announced by NCERT.

Indian Students Studying Abroad can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure for class X which is available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up relevant items of 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 December 31st, 2018. Application form for students studying abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October 2018. Announcement for students of Indian nationality studying will be announced separately.

More Details can be available from the institute website.

Contact Details
 Address  : National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016
 Phone  : 011-26560464, 011-26560464
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 Mobile  : -
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