National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Syllabus
National Talent Search Examination – NCERT
On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be
awarded for students appearing for Class VIII examinations.
Awardees of NTS Examination will receive a sum of Rs. 500/- per month
as per NTS rules.
150 scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC
category and 75 scholarships for students belonging to the ST category
in respect of the class VIII examination.
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.
Students of Class VIII studying in recognized schools are eligible to
appear for the Class VIII Stage I examination conducted by the
States/UTs in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile
The pattern of written examination for Class VIII will be as under—
* Stage–I : Examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts,
namely (a) General Mental Ability Test (GMAT) and (b) Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT) covering Social Studies (History, Geography and
Civics), Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and Mathematics.
* Stage–II : Examination at the National level will comprise (a)
General Mental Ability Test (GMAT), (b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
covering Social Studies (History, Geography and Civics), Science
(Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and Mathematics, (c) Interview. Only
those candidates who qualify the written examination at the National
Level will be invited for interview.
● State Quotas
Based on provisional All India Educational Survey (AIES) data on
enrollment of students
in Class VIII, State/Union Territory quotas are fixed for
qualification to appear for the Stage-II examination. Within the State
Quotas there will be 15% reservation for Scheduled Caste candidates
and 7.5% reservation for Scheduled Tribe candidates. There will be no
State/Union Territory Quotas for the final award of scholarship after
the Stage-II examination. Reservation will be as notified in para 2
● Application Forms
Application Forms may be downloaded from NCERT's website
www.ncert.nic.in. All correspondence relating to Application Forms
should be addressed to the State Liason Officers (LOs) whose addresses
are given in the advertisement.
LOs of the respective States/Union Territories will notify the last
date for submission of application forms. The completed application
form duly signed by Principal of the school
should be submitted to the LO before the last date.
States and Union Territories may notify the fee required to be paid
for Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for
the 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
VIII 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.