National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a scholarship program which was introduced by NCERT in 1961 as an
initiative to identify and promote academic talent. While it was started only for the students of Delhi,
today NTSE is the most prestigious national-level scholarship exam conducted at secondary school level.
NTSE is conducted in two stages for the students of class 10. 1000 scholarships are awarded every year
out of which 250 are reserved for SC, ST and physically challenged students.
It is a matter for honour and repute to hold the title of an ‘NTSE Scholar’. You’ll reap its benefits
throughout life. Here are a few advantages you get as soon as you receive the scholarship in class 10.
For a candidate to be eligible to take NTSE 2018, he must fulfil the following criteria.
Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible for NTSE, given that they are under 18 years of age, are not employed and are appearing for class 10 examination for the first time.
NTSE is conducted in two stages, Stage-1 and Stage-2, the details of which are mentioned below.
The important dates for NTSE are announced.
The question paper is divided into two sections – Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT).
MAT: The questions in this section are designed to judge the ability to think, power of reasoning, ability to judge,
evaluate, visualise in space, etc. Questions are asked from series, analogies, pattern perception, classification,
coding-decoding, problem solving, hidden figures, block assembly, etc.
SAT: The questions in this section is further divided into language test and test for science, math and
social sciences. The language test will consist of questions either from English or Hindi (as selected by the user).
Note: SAT and MAT questions are asked in both NTSE Stage-1 and Stage-2. However, the language test in omitted in NTSE Stage-2.
Stage-2 has 100 questions each from SAT and MAT.
For students to practice, free NTSE previous year papers can be accessed from the link below:
myPAT organises interactive NTSE webinars conducted by outstanding faculties and subject experts who have decades of
experience of training NTSE aspirants. The webinars give you insights on exam patterns, tips and tricks and exam
hacks which are very helpful for your exam readiness.
You can find the links to the previous webinars here:
Solving mock papers is the most crucial aspect of NTSE preparation. You get to test yourself against thousands of other NTSE
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