NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2020 is a National Level Examination and one of the most prestigious examinations at the high school level in India. This exam has two stages. The Stage -1 of NTSE is conducted by the State or UT government and the Stage-2 is conducted by the NCERT on the behalf of the Central Government. This exam is for secondary school level to identify and recognize students with high intellect and skills and to provide the scholarship to the deserving students.
Every year around 1,200,000 to 1,400,000 students appear for the examination, while only approx 5000 students are selected for stage 2. Out of these 5000 students, only 2000 candidates are selected for the scholarship every year.
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The students who will qualify both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of NTSE 2020 will be awarded a scholarship of Rs.1250 every month for Class-XI to XII and Rs.2000 every month for Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses under some eligible conditions. The details of the selection process of NTSE scholarship:
Stage 1 of NTSE is the primary stage of the selection procedure. This stage is conducted by the respective States and Union Territories. Each State has exam centres for NTSE 2020.
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While from various state and UTs of India, candidates are giving the state-1 exam, applied students must also know about the NTSE 2020 quota allocated for States and Union Territory. Here is a list where you can find the quota of your state or from the state you are presenting:
|Name of the State/ Union Territory||Quota|
|Andaman and Nicobar Island||20|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||20|
|Jammu and Kashmir||64|
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The 2nd Stage of NTSE exam is conducted by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) itself. Only the candidates who qualify in the first stage are allowed to sit in stage 2 of the examination. Qualified candidates from different state will be allotted with an exam centre of the same state or in the selected state. NTSE State II 2020 has been scheduled on May 10, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown, the exam has been postponed with no further notification.
The second stage of NTSE also has 2 papers: Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Both papers have 100 MCQs and the allotted time is 120 minutes. The exam will be taken in the offline mode. The medium of examination will be as per the candidates choice between English or Hindi. Only the selected candidates shall be informed by registered letter and through NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in. Along with the individual results, NCERT also published cut off scores for NTSE Stage II exam.
The awardees will be sent an award letter, certificate of the NTSE scholarship and the details of the disbursement of scholarship in due time. The awardees studying in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Commerce, vocational studies and fine arts will be eligible to receive a scholarship up to PhD level whereas the awardees studying professional courses in medicines, engineering, technology, management and law, will be eligible to receive the scholarship up to second-degree level.
The awardee will receive INR 1290/- per month for the Class XI and XII and then in Under-graduation and Post-graduation, the awardee will receive INR 2000/- per month. The NTSE 2020 scholarship will be disbursed and renews under the following rules:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.