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Scholarship Criteria for NTSE

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Jun 11, 2020

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The awardees studying in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages Commerce, vocational studies and fine arts are eligible to receive a scholarship up to Ph.D. level whereas the awardees studying professional courses in medicines, engineering, technology, management and law, are eligible to receive the scholarship up to second-degree level. Scholarships will be paid subject to fulfilment of the following conditions

Conditions for the Continuation of NTSE Scholarship

After the NTSE exam, the NTSE scholarship will continue up to the Ph.D. level of education. But the awardee must satisfy the below-mentioned conditions declared by NCERT for various level of education:

NTS Scholarship: Eligibility and Other Conditions for Continuation at Higher Secondary Stage:

  • An Awardee is eligible for the scholarship provided if she/he:
    • takes up studies in approved courses.
    • maintains good conduct as certified by the Head of the College/Institution and continues his/her studies as a regular student.
    • does not absent herself/himself without proper leave.
    • takes up studies on a whole-time basis.
    • does not take up any job with salary/remuneration/stipend.
  • If an awardee is getting scholarships from other sources on a regular basis, then he has to choose only one of the scholarships. In such cases, the NTS scholarship will be temporarily discontinued for that year/period. His/her scholarship will be once again resumed if he/she approaches once again to NCERT for seeking NTS scholarship after fulfilling other conditions. All the students must also give an undertaking each year that they are not receiving a scholarship or award from any other institution. Further, no student who is employed is eligible for payment of scholarship, and accordingly, every student has to provide a certificate that he or she is not employed.
  • Fee waiver/one-time grant/subsidy in fee and residential accommodation will not make a student ineligible for the scholarship.
  • No scholarship shall be available for studies abroad for any course.
  • An awardee can submit his claim bills any time during the course of study. However, the claim bills are to be submitted for each class/year separately.
  • In case any awardee leaves her/his course of study within one month of registration/ admission, no scholarship shall be paid to him/her
  • In case the awardee is not able to appear at the examination due to serious illness, one should send the medical certificate through the Head of the Institution within three months of his/her falling ill. The duration of illness should be clearly certified by a specialist, who is a Registered Medical Practitioner. The facility will be available to the awardee to continue the same course in which one is studying provided the principal or the head of the institution certifies that the overall performance of the awardee during the year is 60 percent or above.
  • NTS awardee is allowed one shift in the course of study until one month after the end of the first year of undergraduate courses, within the same institution or in another institution. However, she/he will not be awarded a scholarship for the first year of the new course. Thus, in this case, she/he will have to lose the scholarship for one year. It would resume in the next year provided all the requirements are met.
  • The scholarship shall be deemed to be discontinued any gap of one academic session in studies at any time due to any reason
  • Scholarship once discontinued on the basis of the rules of disbursement of scholarship cannot be revived under any circumstances.
  • Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for the scholarship every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year the scholarship is forfeited for that year. If a student fails to secure a minimum of 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non-consecutive years. He or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and will be discontinued forever
  • For seeking scholarship the awardee has to pass in all subjects (core subject) in the first attempt. If an awardee fails in any core subject, his/her NTS scholarship will be discontinued forever
  • All rules are subject to change from time to time, as and when required, which will be binding on all awardees.
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NTS Scholarship at Higher Secondary Stage: Eligibility And Other Conditions For Scholarship Continuation

  • The award of scholarship to the selected candidates shall commence subsequent to their clear promotion to Class XI.
  • The scholarship at the higher secondary stage or equivalent Classes XI to XII is payable for a maximum period of two years for studies in India only
  • The student pursuing diploma or certificate courses will be provided scholarships, at this stage provided if they are not employed.
  • Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for the scholarship every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year the scholarship is forfeited for that year. If a student fails to secure a minimum of 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non-consecutive years. He or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and will be discontinued forever
  • In case an institution does not conduct an examination at the end of Class XI, the scholarship for the second year will be continued on the submission of a certificate to this effect from the Head of the Institution.
  • In case the performance is reported in grades, then equivalent to 60% aggregate will be taken into account.

NTSE Scholarships Continuation: Eligibility and Other Conditions For Continuation in at First Degree Level Courses

  • The awardee must obtain a minimum of 60 percent marks at the end of the +2 stage or equivalent examination for continuation of the scholarship at the first-degree level course in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences, or a professional course in engineering, medicine, management, or law.
  • The scholarship to SC/ST/PH awardees will be paid after getting selected through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), IIT, and admitted in the one-year preparatory course for B.Tech. The scholarship will continue in 1st year subject to fulfilment of all the conditions laid down by respective IITs.

The continuation of scholarships in the second and subsequent years shall be subject to the following conditions:-

  • Withdrawal in a non-core subject as per institutional rules of exemption is considered for payment of scholarship
  • At least 60% marks in aggregate at the internal examinations. However, the scholarship to MBBS candidates for an internship will be given, only if one secures 60% or more marks in the final degree
  • Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for Scholarship every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year the Scholarship is forfeited for that year. If a student fails to secure a minimum of 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or nonconsecutive years. He or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and will be discontinued forever. In case the result is not declared in terms of marks and grades are given, these should be equivalent to at least 60% and above.
  • In case an Institution/University does not conduct an annual examination after such a class, a certificate from the principal/head of the institution would be acceptable to this effect that the overall performance of the awardee is 60% or above.
  • In the case of IITs and other institutions, which follow the semester system of examination, the marks or an equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the end of an academic year will be considered.

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NTSE Scholarship Continuation: Eligibility And Other Conditions At Second Degree Level Course

  • Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for Scholarship every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year the Scholarship is forfeited for that year. If a student fails to secure a minimum of 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non-consecutive years. He or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and will be discontinued forever. In case the result is not declared in terms of marks and grades are given, these should be equivalent to at least 60% and above.
  • An awardee shall be eligible to receive the scholarship in the second year only if he/she secures at least 60 percent marks at the end of the first year. In case there is no university examination or grades are awarded, a suitable certificate from the head of the institution will be acceptable.
  • In case an institution has semester system of examination at this stage, the marks, grades or CGPA as the case may be, obtained by an awardee in the examination conducted at the end of an academic year, will be considered for continuation of her/his scholarship during the next year.
  • The scholarships at this stage will also be available for doing a diploma course in management or a specific branch of medicine or surgery provided the minimum qualification for entrance to such courses is a degree in the concerned discipline.

NTSE Scholarship Continuation: Eligibility And Other Conditions At M.Phil./Ph.D Stage

  • An awardee shall be eligible to receive the NTS scholarship during the pre-doctoral/M.Phil. courses provided these are an institutional requirement for Ph.D. work. The continuance of scholarship after this pre-requisite course shall be subject to the successful completion of it
  • An awardee will be eligible to receive the scholarship for doing research work leading to Ph.D./D.Phil. the degree provided he/she passes M.A./M.Sc./ M.Com./M.Phil course in the first attempt securing a minimum of 60 percent marks or its equivalent grade after aggregating the marks for all the years in the university examination of the course. An awardee must begin research/pre-doctoral work within six months of the declaration of M.A./M.Com./M.Sc. result. The date of joining should be intimated to the NCERT immediately thereafter with a certificate from the concerned supervisor indicating the field of work.
  • At the end of two years, there would be an assessment of the quality of work done, by two independent experts on the basis of which the scholarship may be continued or discontinued.
  • The scholarship shall be continued during the second and fourth year only if the guide certified that the work during the first and the third year respectively has been of high quality
  • The change of topic/ guide/ Institution shall be allowed with the prior approval of both the guides and the NCERT.
  • An awardee can take up a teaching assignment for a short period not exceeding a total period of six months only within the tenure of four years with the prior permission of the NCERT only if his/her supervisor certifies that his/her assignment is not prejudicial to his/her progress. No scholarship shall be paid for this period, which of course shall be counted as part of the total period of four years
  • The scholarship shall commence from the month of commencing the research work as certified by the Guide. However, regular registration documents must be submitted within six months of commencing the research work. In the case of predoctoral/M.Phil. courses, scholarship will be awarded from the month of admission
  • An awardee will be entitled to the scholarship for Ph.D. up to a period of four years ordinarily. If he/she submits the thesis/dissertation before four years period is over but continues to work on the same problem on which he/she has written the thesis/dissertation under the same supervisor, he/she will be entitled to the scholarship up to the viva-voce or the end of four years whichever is earlier. The supervisor has to certify in such cases that the continuation of the Ph.D. research work after submission of the dissertation/thesis is necessary and has been undertaken.

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NTS Scholarship: Contingency Grant For Ph.D. Work

  • The grant shall be utilised with the approval of the supervisor.
  • All purchases shall be according to the rules of the institution.
  • The grant may be utilised on apparatus, chemical, equipment, books, journals, photostat copies, microfilms, typing, postage, and fieldwork/travel (within India only) needed in connection with the approved research project with the approval of the supervisor and the university where the scholar works.
  • The grant shall not be used for payment of examination or any other fees.
  • On termination of the scholarship, the apparatus and other non-consumable articles purchased out of the contingency grant will become the property of the institution/university where a scholar works. The university may, if he/she desires, allow the scholar to retain with him/her the books purchased out of the contingency grant.
  • For all expenditure out of the contingency grant, a certificate from the supervisor to the effect that the expenditure incurred was in furtherance of the approved research project shall be necessary
  • Travel allowance for approved fieldwork/travel in connection with the research work (including attending of relevant academic/research conferences and symposia) shall be admissible according to the rules applicable to the teaching staff of the University
  • The contingency grant for the first year of the research will be released to the head of the university concerned along with the scholarship for the first year. The contingency grant for the subsequent years will be released only on receipt of account of the expenditure incurred duly certified by the supervisor and head and utilization certificate in the prescribed proforma submitted through the institution/university.
  • The amount left unspent at the end of each year of the scholarship tenure will be adjusted against the contingency grant payable for the subsequent year. The year for the purpose is to be reckoned from the date of joining the research. Similarly, any amount left unspent out of the contingency grant on the date of expiry/termination/relinquishment of the scholarship will be refundable to the NCERT

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The rate of scholarship is different in every stage. The awardee will receive an amount of INR 1250/- per month for Class- XI and XII. if he/she fulfilled the above-mentioned criteria to get the NTS Scholarship, in the undergraduate-level and Post-graduate level of education, the awardee will an amount of INR 2000/- per month. There are also further criteria for M.Phil and Ph.D. level. This scholarship amount is fixed as per the UGC norms.

FAQs

Ques. What is the procedure of receiving the payments of NTSE Scholarship?

Ans. The payments will be directly sent to the awardee. The scholarship amount will be either directly transferred to their joint account through e-banking or will be sent through a bank draft if the e-banking facility is not available.

Ques. Can Class 11 students give NTSE exam?

Ans. No, Class 11 students cannot give NTSE Exam, though the age limit is >18 years as per the instruction of NCERT. There are still some prestigious exams which you can give in your higher secondary educational period such as KVPY, NSEP, etc.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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