NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2021 is a national level examination. 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 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.
The students who will qualify both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of NTSE 2021 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.
This final merit list is prepared on the basis of the scores of Stage 1 and Stage 2. Out of total seats, 15% of the total scholarships are reserved for SC candidates, 3% for Physically Handicapped candidates, and 7.5% for candidates belonging to the ST category.
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 centers for NTSE 2021.
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While from various states and UTs of India, candidates are giving the state-1 exam, applied students must also know about the NTSE 2021 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:
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||20|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||20|
|Daman & Diu||20|
|Jammu & Kashmir||64|
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The 2nd Stage of the 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 states will be allotted with an exam center of the same state or in the selected state. In the year, the NTSE Stage 2 has been scheduled for June 13, 2021. the final result is expected to be out in October 2021.
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 offline mode. The medium of examination will be as per the candidate's 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 the NTSE Stage II exam.
The awardees will be sent an award letter, certificate of the NTSE scholarship, and the details of the disbursement of the 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 Ph.D. 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 Class XI and XII and then in Under-graduation and Post-graduation, the awardee will receive INR 2000/- per month. The NTSE 2021 scholarship will be disbursed and renews under the following rules:
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Ques. How many levels, the exam is conducted?
Ans. The exam is conducted in two stages – state level and national level. Each stage comprises two papers namely MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).
Ques. How Can I contact the National Council of Educational Research and Training?
Ans.The Head, Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT, New Delhi-110016
Ques. How many scholarships are awarded every year through NTSE?
Ans. About 2000 scholarships are awarded every year through NTSE. Candidates will be allocated scholarships on the basis of the final result only.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.