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National Talent Search Exam (NTSE Exam)

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program in India started in the year 1963 to identify and recognize students with extremely high intellect and academic talent. Close to 1,50,000 students appear in this scholarship exam every year. The scheme is open to students of Indian nationality. Only students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded by the Government of India as the toughest and most prestigious examination at high school level in the country.
Students who crack NTSE Stage - II exam successfully within top 1000 rank are awarded a scholarship of Rs 1250 per month for Class XI and Class XII and Rs 2,000 per month for under-graduates and post-graduates to help them pursue courses in sciences or social sciences up to doctoral level. At PhD level, students are granted scholarship as per UGC norms. Students are also granted scholarship to pursue professional courses like medicine, engineering, management and law up to Masters-degree level.
Reservation : 15% scholarships for students belonging to the SC catogry, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST catogry and 3% schlarships for Physically Challenged Group of students.

Tentative Dates :

  • Last date of submission of Application Form : Last week of August 2014
  • Stage – I Exam date is 2nd November 2014 and Stage – II Exam date is 2nd week of May 2015.

Both MAT and SAT have multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with four alternatives. Each correct answer is awarded one mark and there is no negative marking. Each section has a break-up of number of questions and time allotted for section

Though, overall, students have to solve 200 questions in three hours.

Section No. of Questions Maximum marks Time allotted for the section
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50 45 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
Language Test 50 50 45 minutes
Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences 100 100 90 minutes

NTSE Syllabus

  • There is no prescribed NTSE exam syllabus by NCERT. However, according to previous examination, students are recommended to follow NCERT syllabus of Class IX and Class X thoroughly to score well in NTSE exam.
  • Modulus IIT Academy tutors can help you with each and every step of NTSE preparation.
  • For NTSE coaching or for NTSE exam details, visit our Sikar Centre or Alwar Centre or contact us at
  • Sikar Branch: +91-946048-2000, +91-946048-4000
  • Alwar Branch: +91-946037-4000, +91-946037-8000