NTSE STAGE 1 – Dates, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The National Talent Search Examination [NTSE] with the view to identify the natural talent of students in Class X conducts two-level examinations: Stage I and Stage II.

It provides scholarships to different stages of Education from Class X to Ph.D. NTSE has announced the schedule for Stage-I selection, which will be done by state/UTs for the purpose of Stage II examination, to be conducted by NCERT.

NTSE invites all eligible Class X students for the recognized schools to appear for the Stage I examination, in the prescribed schools. The invitation to appear for the examination has no domicile restrictions. Those under Open Distance Learning [ODL] are also eligible for this scholarship.

The pattern of the Stage I 2019-2020 examination will be written and it will comprise of two papers:

Papers Exams/Tests No. of Questions No. of Marks Duration
Paper I Mental Ability Test [MAT] 100 100 120 min
Paper-II Scholastic Aptitude Test [SAT] 100 100 120 min

For any changes to the above-stated information, students are requested to check the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.

Listed below are a few important dates for Stage I and Stage II:

Stage Details Tentative Dates
Stage I [State] Last Date for Submission of Application Form To be notified by the respective state and may vary from state to state
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands 2nd November 2019[Saturday]
 Examination in all other states and Union Territories except above and blow mentioned 9 States/UTs  3rd Nov 2019[Sunday]
Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir 17th Nov 2019 [Sunday]
Stage II [National] Examination in All States and Union Territories 10th May 2020 [Sunday]

For further details on the Fees for the Examination, how to apply, eligibility, check the official website of NCERT.

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