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).
- Registration process will begin from Second week of September 2018.
- NTSE stage 1, exam will be held on November 03 and 04, 2018 andstage 2, exam will be conducted on May 12, 2019.
- The papers are conducted through offline mode only and have objective type questions only.
- For both stages, exam is divided into two parts i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
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:
- Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
- Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
NTSE 2019 Highlights
|Conducting Body||NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)|
|Mode of Examination||Offline (Pen & Paper)|
|Medium of Examination||English & Hindi|
|Duration of Examination||120 Minutes (For each part)|
|Type of Questions
Numbers of Questions
|Objective Type Questions
(Stage 1: 200 Questions),
(Stage 2: 200 Questions)
|Sections||2 (Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test)|
NTSE 2019 Application Form
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.
- Some general guidelines regarding the form filling process are as discussed below.
- If downloading, then while taking the printout use legal 8.5” * 14” size paper.
- Application form available online or with State/ UT liaison officer is only applicable for Stage 1 exam.
- Candidates have to pay the application fee as prescribed by their respective State/UT.
While filling NTSE 2019 Application Form candidates or the principle have to leave the 4-digit center code blank, this has to be filled by the liaison officer or concerned district officer or center superintendent.
- Candidates must download the application form available on the official NCERT website.
- After filling in all fields, the applicant must get the form signed by the principal of his school.
- Then the application form must be submitted to the State Liaison Officer before the last date of submission.
Indian Students Studying Abroad
- Such candidates can directly apply for Stage 2 of NTSE exam.
- The application form will have to be downloaded from the website.
- The duly filled in application must be sent with a photocopy of the mark sheet of the previous exam to the following address:
Head, Educational Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi 110016.
NTSE 2019 Admit Card
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 centre address.
The steps to obtain admit card are explained below:
- NTSE admit cards for Stage 1 will be sent by postto candidate’s address, as specified in the application form.
- In case the admit card is not received, candidates can visit the office of Chief Superintendent to obtain their hall ticket.
- The admit card for NTSE Stage 2 will be available on the official NCERT websitea week before the date of the exam.
- Candidates must download their respective hall tickets from the website.
Documents to carry along with NTSE Admit Card
Carrying only the admit card on the day of the exam is not enough. Entry inside the exam centre will not be granted if the student fails to produce his photo ID card. A candidate must carry any one of the below documents:
- Valid photo ID in original and a photocopy of the same\
- Any one of these will be accepted for Photo Identification purposes
NTSE 2019 Recommended Books
Books play a very important role for the preparation of any kind of examination. The following table shows the names of the books which every aspirant must study:
|Solved and Practice Book of UNIQUE ACADEMY|
|Study Package for NTSE Class X (English) 1st and 2nd Edition||Mc Graw Hill|
|Practice Papers NTSE X (English) 1st Edition||TMH Books|
|The Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Edition||Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navi C. Joshi|
|NTSE Explorer: MAT + SAT + New English Language Test for class 10th ( English)||Sonia Lal|
NTSE 2019 Result
- Those students who have successfully qualified the test are eligible for scholarship.
- Students will be selected for the scholarship on the basis of the final merit list.
- Once the stage 2 result will be announced, the final merit list will be prepared accordingly.
- The merit list will published on the website. It will not be sent through post.
- To check the examination result, students can visit the official website of NCERT i.e. www.ncert.nic.in.
- Students have to enter their Registration number and Date of Birth to check the result.
- The result will be available in PDF file format.
By following the below steps students can easily download their NTSE 2019 Result:
- Visit the official website of state government/ union Territories.
- Click on the link ‘NTSE 2019 Result’
- After clicking on the link, students will be redirected to next page.
- Enter the required details i.e. Roll number, date of birth
- Click on the submit button.
- NTSE Result will be displayed on the screen.
- Download the same for future reference.
NTSE 2019 Cut off
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:
- Students appearing in the exam
- Difficulty level of the paper
- Marking scheme
- Number of seats available
The following table shows the category wise and subject wise cut off marks:
|Category wise cut off marks|
|Subject wise cut off marks|
|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)|