NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2019 is a National Level Examination conducted by NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training) to provide the scholarship to the deserving candidates. This exam is for secondary school level to identify and recognize students with high intellect and skills. The examination is conducted every year at 2 levels: Stage 1 (State level) and Stage 2 (National level).
Every year around 1,200,000 to 1,400,000 students appear for the examination, while only 5000 students are selected for stage 2. Out of these 5000 students only 1000 candidates are selected for the scholarship.
Scholarship: one thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:
|Conducting Body||NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Duration of Exam||120 Minutes ( For each part)|
|Type and Number of Questions||Objective Type Questions (Stage 1: 200 Questions), (Stage 2: 200 Questions)|
|Sections||2 (Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test)|
NTSE 2019 stage 1 will schedule to be conducted on November 03, 2018. Interested candidates can apply from Second week of September 2018. The NTSE exam schedule is given below:
|NTSE 2018 Application Forms for Stage 1||Second week of September 2018|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Admit Card||October 2018|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Exam Dates|
|Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar Island||November 03, 2018 (Saturday)|
|Examination in all other States and Union Territories except West Bengal||November 04, 2018 (Sunday)|
|West Bengal||November 18, 2018 (Sunday)|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 2 Exam Date||May 12, 2019 (Sunday)|
There are certain criteria laid out by CBSE that one should keep in mind before applying for the exam. NTSE Eligibility Criteria for each stage differs. The detailed criteria are provided below.
Candidates can fill application form through both the online and offline modes. Application form will be distributed separately by different states. Last date of application submission also varies from state to state.
The process of form filling is different for Indian students who are studying in their home country and Indian students studying abroad. The details are provided below.
Head, Educational Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi 110016.
The admit card for NTSE will be made available by the authorities according to the official schedule. It will contain important information such as candidate’s name, candidate’s roll number, exam date and timing as well as exam center address.
The steps to obtain admit card are explained below:
Carrying only the admit card on the day of the exam is not enough. Entry inside the exam center will not be granted if the student fails to produce his photo ID card. A candidate must carry any one of the below documents:
|Center Location||Contact Number||Center Location||Contact Number|
|Arunachal Pradesh||0360-2203509||Himachal Pradesh||0179-2270580|
|Sikkim||03592232646||Daman & Diu||02602630624|
|West Bengal||033-24865171||Andhra Pradesh||0863-2596124|
|New Delhi & Western UP||011-25693499||Kerala||04842667102|
The exam is conducted in two stages i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1 examination is conducted at state level by the state authorities. Stage 2 examination is conducted at all other states and union territories. The paper is available in both the Hindi and English medium. Students need to select any one language from both the languages. The paper is divided into two sections i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
NTSE Exam Pattern of both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 are explained below:
|Section||No of Questions||No. of Marks||Time Duration|
|Stage 1||MAT||100||100||120 Minutes|
|Stage 2||MAT||100||100||120 Minutes|
NTSE Mathematics section contains around 30 questions which include the topics from class 6 to 10.
|Algebraic Expressions||5%||Percentage& Its Application||8%|
|Arithmetic||15%||Playing with Number||1%|
|Basic Geometry||15%||Quadratic Equations||8%|
|Coordinate Geometry||1%||Simple & Compound Interest||2%|
|Direct& Inverse Variations||0%||Square & Cube Roots||3%|
|Linear Equation||3%||Surface Areas and Volume||4%|
In the science syllabus, topics are included from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This section contains around 35 questions.
|Acid Bases and Salts||2%||Metals & Non Metals||5%|
|Carbon and its Compound||6%||Motion and Force||3%|
|Cellular Level of Organization||4%||Our Environment||5%|
|Diversity in Living organisms||2%||Periodic Classification of Elements||2%|
|Fibres and Plastics||1%||Reproduction||5%|
|Food Production & Management||1%||Soil||1%|
|Heredity and Evolution||1%||Some Common Diseases||7%|
|Life Processes||4%||Sound of Energy||4%|
|Light||5%||Structure of Atom||3%|
|Acid Bases and Salts||2%||The Universe||1%|
|Magnetic & Electricity at Work||5%||Water||4%|
|Measurement||3%||Work and Energy||6%|
In this subject, topics are from History, Civics, Geography, Economics and General Awareness. This section contains around 35 questions.
|Agriculture||2%||Local and State Government||1%|
|Atmosphere||3%||Medieval Architecture and Culture||1%|
|Biosphere||1%||Motion of the Earth||3%|
|British raj||5%||Nationalism in Various Countries||2%|
|Culture, Science and Literature||1%||Natural Vegetation||3%|
|Democracy and Elections||2%||New Empires and Kingdoms||2%|
|Diversity and Livelihood||2%||Our Country- India||4%|
|Early Medieval Period||3%||Popular Movements and Social Reforms||2%|
|Eighteen Century Political Formation||1%||Resources and Development||5%|
|French Revolution||1%||Solar System||1%|
|India and Its Neighbours||2%||The Delhi Sultanate||3%|
|Indian Constitution||4%||The Judiciary||2%|
|Indian Economics||4%||The Maurayas||2%|
|Indian Freedom Struggle||5%||The Mughal Empire||5%|
|Indus Valley Civilization||4%||UN and International Agencies||1%|
|Industrial Revolution||2%||Union Government||2%|
|Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks||2%||Water Resources||2%|
|Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History||2%||World History||3%|
|Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands||2%||-||-|
|One Word Substitution||30%|
|Rearrangement of Jumbled Words||5%|
|Awards and Recognitions||10%|
|Books and Authors||10%|
|Alphabets and Number test||1%||Figure Partition and Dot Situation||1%|
|Analogy(Non Verbal)||5%||Mathematical Operations||3%|
|Blood relations||9%||Paper Folding and Cutting||2%|
|Calendar, Time and Clock||1%||Ranking and Arrangements||7%|
|Cube and Dice||5%||Venn Diagrams||2%|
|Direction Sense||7%||Water and Mirror Images||4%|
By following the below steps students can easily download their NTSE 2019 Result:
Cut off marks are the minimum marks that are required by candidate to clear the examination. The cut off marks will be declared by the respective states. The final cut off mark will be declared by NCERT after the completion of stage 2 examination. NCERT publishes category wise and subject wise cut off marks.
The factors affecting the state wise cut off marks are as follows:
The following table shows the category wise and subject wise 2018 cut off marks:
|Categories||Total Score of MAT and SAT Cutoff||Maximum marks out of 197 of MAT, SAT|
|Test Papers||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Percentage|
|ST/ SC/ PH||General|
|Paper I MAT||49*||35% (17.15)||40% (19.6)|
|Paper II English||50||35% (17.5)||40% (20.0)|
|Paper II Hindi||50||35% (17.5)||40% (20.0)|
|Paper III SAT||96**||35% (33.6)||40% (38.4)|
|Total Marks||145||35% (50.75)||40% (58)|