National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholarship


The NCERT organizes the NTSE for students below class VIII.  The main aim of this exam is to find talented students and to nurture their talent and support their higher studies giving financial assistance through scholarships.

NTSE Scholarships

The scholarships will be awarded to a group of meritorious students who will score highest marks in their class VIII exams as well as the talent search scholarship exam. According to the norms of the NTS, selected students will be gifted Rs. 500/- each month.

NTS Scholarship Reservation

Students of the SC category will be given a reservation of 15%. Those students who belong to the ST category will be provided with a scholarship reservation of 7.5%. Students who are physically incapable will be given a reservation of 3%

NTS Scholarship Eligibility

Only those students who are studying in standard 8 are eligible to apply for the National Talent Search Examination Scholarship.

Examination pattern of NTSE

The talent search exam will comprise of two stages. The first stage selection will be carried out by the specific State or Union Territory. The second stage selection will organized by the NCERT.

The examination pattern of the National Talent Search Examination is given below:

Stage I of the exam will include a Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) and a Mental Ability Test (MAT). The exam will cover topics like mathematics, social sciences and sciences. Stage II of the exam will also be of the same pattern but done at a national level. In addition to the tests, the students will also be required to appear for an Interview. Only those students who have cleared the written will be called in for the interview.

NTS Scholarships State Quotas

Every Union or State territory will be given a quota to recommend a precise number of students for the II stage exam. The detail information pertaining this could be viewed in the formal website of the NCERT.

Application Form and Fee

Students who are interested to apply for the National Talent Search Examination can contact the UT or the State Liaison officer as to obtain the application. The students also have an option to download the application from the authorized website of the NCERT. All communication concerning the application is supposed to be addressed to the State Liaison Officers. The students must also remember to get the form signed by the head of the school they are studying at.

Contacts Address

  • Address: Department of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016
  • Fax No. : 011-26515382
  • Website:

Enquiry Details

  • For NTS Examination Inquiry: Phone No. : 011-26560464
  • For NTS Scholarship Inquiry: Phone No. : 011-26562704


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28 Responses to “National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholarship”

  1. 28

    last date of ntse 2014

  2. 27
    Diksha Sharma:

    How to get an application for NTSE scholarship exams?

  3. 26

    My daughter will start Class VII is she eligible for NTSE Exam ? Is there a centre at Nagpur.

  4. 25
    Pranav Roy:

    I didn’t get the hall ticket for NTSAE Exam 2013 yet. Inform me the date of exam .

  5. 24
    Arvind kore:

    When the amount of NTSE Scholarship is increased ?
    Are a Pending praposal about this ?

  6. 23

    I want to know my ntse result. Please e- mail it to me. Roll no. 225130072350

  7. 22
    Krithika S:


    Please let me know on my e-mail id that when is the NTSE exam held for class IVth for the year 2013 . It was suggeted for 110th Feb 2013 . Give me the correct feedback.


  8. 21
    vibhuti bhushan:

    when the examination held

  9. 20
    G.Apramatha Reddy:

    how to no my hall ticket number? it is not there in the admission card that i received in post

  10. 19
    rachita singh:

    class x student can participate in this test

  11. 18

    how to apply for exam?

  12. 17
    Manab terang:

    How to apply for the scholarship?

  13. 16
    riya rao:

    i am in class 6 . my school collect Rs160/for appearing in NSTES EXAMINATION .kindly advise me .If ELIGIBLE ,yes or not?
    I Eligable,then advise me the study material

    Thanks and Regards
    Riya rao
    class 6

  14. 15

    Result of NTSE 2011-2012

  15. 14
    karan rawat:

    when i will get my registration no.

  16. 13

    i want National Talent Search Examination NTSE model question paper

  17. 12

    Dear sir,

    This is to inform that my daughter Ulfath, 8th Std. MES, Mannarkad, will attend the exam on 20th November, 2011 (NTSE), but still have not receive the hall ticket for my daughter, so please do the necessary arrangement for obtain the hall ticket for my daughter before start the exam (NTSE). So please kindly inform to exam center in Pallakkad as soon as possible.

    Thanking you & your prompt reply in this regard is highy appreciated.

    Best regards,
    Ummer Koya
    Mob #: 00966557966734
    Resident Mob #: 00919846663754
    Tel: 00914924266756

  18. 11
    Renuka Joshi:

    What is the date and time of the first stage of the NTSE 2011 conducted?

  19. 10
    arun kumar:

    sir my brother had passed ntse exam for 2011. about 7 month has been passed when will he get his scholarship

  20. 9

    dear sir iam preparing for ntse exam iwant old simple question to my email id:[email protected]

  21. 8
    aryan bhaskar:

    i am studying in class 3rd in Dav Public School Amritsar PB
    my school collected rs 160/ for appearing in NSTSE EXAMINATION .Kindly advise me whether i am eligible or not ?
    IF ELIGIBLE ,then advise me the study material.
    Thanks & Regards

  22. 7
    abhimanyu arjunrao pujari:

    when will be our exams start this year.
    where its place .
    whats my site no. .

  23. 6
    Ahsan Barkati:

    I am Ahsan Barkati in class viii. I have applied fot ntse exam. I want to know how to prepare for it. Means which books should i read. What is pattern of questions etc. Please help me…

  24. 5

    My son Arnov Paul (Class-iii, Kendriya Vidyalaya,KV-1,Kolkata) is to prepare for NATIONAL TALENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD EXAMINATION : 2011-2012
    Kindly provide me informations relating to sylabus & old question papers and study material/ books.

  25. 4
    sharad mishra:

    in 2011 when we get the forms

  26. 3
    sanjay yadav:

    The results of 8th std scholarshisps had came on 20 April where should i found the results on which .com

  27. 2
    zahera jabeen:

    Iwant my ntse result is it failed or passed
    my register number is

  28. 1

    ntse result class8 from distick bagpat