National Talent Search Examination(NTSE) is a national-level scholarship conducted by NCERT on behalf of the Indian government to recognize students with high merits and academic talents. It is one of the most prestigious exams for secondary level students. Nearly 10,00,000 students will appear for this exam each year. Only 2000+ candidates are awarded on the basis of their merit without any restrictions like parental income, government school, domicile etc.
Here are some reasons for what you should take the NTSE Scholarship under consideration very sincerely:
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The minimum amount of scholarship awarded to NTSE candidates is near about INR 1000/- per month depending on the various stage of the educational level. These students will revive this scholarship form Class XI till their Ph.D. studies. It is totally merit-based, not means based. Here a detailed amount of NTSE scholarship is discussed as per the educational level and amount:
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|Name of Books||Authors/Publication|
|Study Package for NTSE Class X||McGraw-Hill Publications|
|Practice Test Papers for NTSE Class X 1st Edition||McGraw-Hill Publications|
|Study Guide NTSE (MAT + SAT) for Class 10th 2019-2020||Arihant Experts|
|Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Edition||Pearson India|
|Target NTSE Class 10 Stage 1 & 2 Solved Papers (2015 – 19)||Disha Experts|
|A Comprehensive Manual for NTSE for Class X||Access Publishing|
Here is a list of books subject-wise you might prefer while preparing for NTSE:
|Social Science||India and the Contemporary World 1 and 2||NCERT|
|Democratic Politics||NCERT Standards X|
|Contemporary India||NCERT standards IX & X|
|Mathematics||NCERT Mathematics||NCERT Standards IX and X|
|Mathematics for Class 9 & Mathematics for Class 10||R.D. Sharma|
|Secondary School Mathematics for Class 10||R.S Aggarwal|
|Science||Science Textbook||NCERT Standards IX and X|
|Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)||Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||RS Aggarwal|
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For students and the Principals of Schools for filling up the application form, for Indian Student Students Studying Abroad for NTSE (For the Students Studying in Class X in abroad):
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The tests will be available in the following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. For Stage 2 of NTSE, candidates can give the exam in Hindi or English. On average, the total number of 2000 students are granted scholarships by the end of both examinations every year.
Ques. Is there an interview for NTSE?
Ans. No, there is no interview. Selection is based on the performance of the written test in MAT and SAT.
Ques. Which state has the toughest NTSE paper?
Ans. West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have the hardest level of NTSE stage 1 paper. The papers are very difficult as compare to other states as they can be matched with the level of 11 and 12 science books.
Ques. Can Class 9 students appear for NTSE?
Ans. The upper age limit as defined for the NTSE test takers is 18 years. The candidates who are pursuing class 10 from open school can appear for the exam. The candidates who are in class IX can also appear for the NTSE. The candidate must clear the class IX exam with 60 % marks.
Ques. Is there any reservation for reserved categories?
Ans. In the State/UT level of NTSE, the reservation of NTSE is categories as follows:
Ques. How to find the contact details of NTSE?
Ans. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Contact Details:
National Council of Education Research and Training
Sri Auribindi Marg
New Delhi: 110016
Phone No. 26519154(O)
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.