The National Council of Educational Research has released the revised brochure for NTSE exams that will award scholarships to 2000 students.
"From the year 2018-19 reservation to Other Backward Class (OBC) will be implemented in the NTS scheme. Besides, There will be reservations for OBCs @27% from the year 2019 as precentral norms subject to the income limit notified by the Government of India from time to time for determination of the creamy layer for the purpose of OBC Reservation vide its letter No. 15-19/2014.Sch-4 dated November 2, 2017." said the brochure
The last year 2000 students were awarded a scholarship in the country with reservation of 15 percent for SC, 7.5 percent for ST and 27 percent for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with benchmark disabilities.
The National Talent Search Exam or NTSE is held in two levels-state level (stage 1) and national level (stage 2).
The first stage exam is held on the first Sunday of November except in Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Meghalaya and Mizoram where it is held on first Saturday of November. The exam includes a mental ability test and scholastic aptitude test. NCERT abolished negative marking since last year.
The second stage exam is held on the second Sunday of May. Candidates who qualify the first stage exam are eligible to appear for this exam. The exam is held in Assamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu languages.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is one of the most competitive exams in India. NTSE Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program for students of Class 10 from all over the country.
The rates of scholarship at different stages are given as under
1. Higher Secondary level: Rs. 1250/- p.m.
2. Graduate and Post Graduate: Rs. 2000/- p.m.
3. For Ph.D. degree (four years): As per UGC norm
NTSE Scholarship Eligibility:
All students below the age of 18 years and studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School etc. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located.
NTSE Scholarship Assessment Criteria: The State/Union Territory will prepare a merit list of the candidates ensuring the minimum qualifying marks in both the tests separately. These marks are 40 per cent in the case of General and OBC category candidates and 32 per cent in the case of SC/ST/physically challenged candidates.
NTSE Scholarship Syllabus: There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTS examination. However, the standard of items shall be conforming to the level of Classes IX and X. A separate booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print as well as on the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.