NTSE exam is conducted in 2 stages. Stage 1 of NTSE exam is conducted by the state board and stage 2 conducted by NCERT. The candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria to appear for the NTSE 2020.
The candidate can appear for the NTSE only if he or she is an Indian national or a candidate of Indian origin. 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. The NTSE reservation policy is same for all the candidates. The percentage reservation offered remains same for the candidates studying in India or abroad.
NTSE eligibility criteria must be completely understood before applying for the NTSE exam. The candidates must be clear that the eligibility criteria for both stage 1 and stage 2 are different. The NTSE eligibility criteria in details for both the stages are as follows:
The NTSE will follow some rules defined by the Government of India. The candidate must be Indian nationals. The candidates who qualify the NTSE stage 2 examinations will be getting reservation benefits.
The general category candidates must secure 40% marks in each of the NTSE exam paper. The reserved category students need to secure 32% marks in each of the exams. The NTSE reservation scheme is as follows:
|Category details||Percentage reservation|
|SC (schedule cast)||15%|
|ST (schedule tribe)||7.5%|
The candidates of Indian origin who are completing class 10 from any foreign board or school will be getting a scholarship only if he/she studies further in India. The reservation ratio percentage scheme in NTSE exam is as follows the criteria:
|SC (Scheduled Caste)||15%|
|ST (Schedule Tribe)||7.5%|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.