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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established by the Indian government in 1961 to improve the quality of education in India. The NCERT council started several programmes towards assisting students and encouraging them to continue their studies. One such programme is the National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS). NCERT National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) aims at identifying and nurturing talented students.

In 1963, this initiative was taken to award scholarships to talented students confined only to the Union Territory of Delhi. Later, the scheme was inaugurated in all states and union territories.

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What is the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)?

The National Talent Search Examination is a scholarship examination conducted by NCERT for students of class 10. If a student clears the examination at both the state and national levels, the student will be eligible for NTSE scholarship throughout their education period from class 11 to higher education.

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is organized each year by NCERT to pick the most qualified students for granting scholarships to pursue higher education. The candidates are selected after the two-phase screening on state and national levels. Students holding a winning rank can win scholarships for their further studies.

A few highlights of the National Talent search examination are given below.



Examination name

National Talent Search Examination

Commonly known as

NTSE exam

Examination type

National level examination

Examination category

Scholarship examination for class 10 students

Conducting authority

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Mode of examination

Offline mode

Application mode

Both offline and online

Fee payment mode

Offline only

Examination medium

English and Hindi

Duration of examination

120 minutes

Number of section

2 (MAT and SAT)

NTSE full form

National Talent Search Examination

NTSE official Website

NTSE official Ph. No.

011-26560464 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)

Exam helpline

Email: [email protected]

Scholarship amount

INR 1250 per month for class 11-12

INR 2000 per month for UG and PG levels as per UGC norms for research-level

National Talent Search Examination Eligibility Criteria

NCERT has created a few basic criteria for students eligible for the NTSE exam 2023. Eligibility includes nationality, educational qualification, age limit, reservation, and many more.

Some of them are explained in detail below.


  • Participants must be Indian citizens.
  • Only those participants who are studying in the 10th standard can apply for the NTSE examination.
  • Indian candidates studying abroad can directly appear for the NTSE stage 2 examination.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must secure a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in every academic year to be eligible for the NTSE exam 2023.

Age Limit

  • The upper age limit for students is 18 years for the NTSE stage I examination.

NTSE Exam Reservation

NCERT allots a few seats for the reserved category students.

  • Students from the general category must secure at least 40% marks in each section, i.e., MAT and SAT.
  • Students from the reserved category must secure at least 32% marks in each section, i.e., MAT and SAT.

NTSE 2023 Exam Dates

The candidates are selected after the two-phase screening on state and national levels. NTSE 2023 stage 1 exam will be conducted in February 2023.

Find the NTSE 2023 exam schedule.

NTSE Important Events

NTSE Exam Date 2023 (Tentative)

NTSE 2023-24 stage 2 admit card download

October 2023

NTSE 2023-24 stage 1 exam date

Nov 4-5, 2023

NTSE 2023-24 beginning of registration


NTSE 2023-24 registration last date


NTSE stage 1 admit card download

October 2023

NTSE 2023-24 stage 1 exam date for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Nov 23, 2023

NTSE 2023-24 stage 1 exam date for all states/UTs

Nov 23, 2023

NTSE 2023-24 stage 1 result date

January – April 2023

NTSE 2023-24 stage 2 admit card

May 2024

NTSE 2023-24 stage 2 exam date

Jun 9, 2024

NTSE 2023-24 stage 2 results

August 2024

NTSE 2023 Registration

Students can register for the NTSE Olympiad exam through 3 methods. Before registering, they should have NTSE 2023 application form details ready. Students can register through their school, collect the application form from the Liaison's office, or apply online.

Three methods for students to get registered are given below.

  • Registration Through School
  • Registration Through Liaison Office
  • NTSE Online Application Form

NCERT does not charge any NTSE exam fee for conducting the stage 2 examination. NTSE exam fee for stage 1 may differ from state to state. Students can check the stage 1 fee requirements from the SCERT website of their respective states.

Note: Once the registration is complete, participants must log in to their respective state website with their NTSE login ID and password for updates.

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NTSE 2023 Syllabus

The examination will have two parts: the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). SAT has three sections: science with 40 questions, mathematics with 20 questions, and social science with 40 questions.

NCERT has not prescribed any NTSE 2023 syllabus; the questions will be class 9th and 10th standard levels. NTSE 2023 will test candidates' knowledge in non-language subjects of the 9th and 10th standards.

Subjects that a student must cover during NTSE preparation are given below.

  • Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Mental ability

Students must check the NTSE exam 2023 pattern to better prepare for the examination and observe the NTSE exam details more closely and thoroughly.

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NTSE 2023 Sample Paper

NTSE sample papers are one of the vital elements for the National Talent Search Examination. With NTSE 2023 sample papers' help, students can get lots of advantages like identifying the performance, areas that need improvement, and time management during the main exam. Students can download the NTSE sample paper from the NCERT NTSE official website.

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NTSE 2023 Admit Card

Students can download NTSE admit cards for both stages from the NCERT NTSE official site. NTSE stage 2 admit cards will be issued only to those candidates who qualified NTSE stage 1 examination. Candidates can log in to the website using their login credentials and download the NTSE admit card. Participants won't be allowed to take the examination if they fail to carry the admit card with its xerox copy & original ID proof.

The information required to download NTSE admit cards is given below.

  • State Roll number
  • Date of Birth

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NTSE 2023 Results

The NTSE 2023 results for both rounds will be released on the NCERT NTSE official site in a pdf file. NTSE result 2023 stage 1 will be published between January to April, depending on the state/UT the student belongs to. NTSE 2023 results for stage 2 will be announced in September. The NTSE results of the state-level examination will be released as a merit list of eligible students to take up the NTSE exam 2023 at the national level. The final list of candidates will be announced on the NCERT website.

Read More: NTSE Results

NTSE 2023 Scholarship

The NCERT awards scholarships to the students who qualified for the NTSE exam. A total of 1000 students were selected out of 5000 for the scholarship. Through this NTSE scholarship, students can also get benefits for their doctoral and professional courses such as Engineering & Medicine up to a second-degree level.

NTSE 2023 eligibility criteria and the number of scholarships are given below.


No. of Scholarships

Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Physically Handicapped (PH)


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NTSE 2023 Benefits

The National Talent Search Organisation is a competitive examination scientifically designed for students studying in class 10. Students can win various scholarships through the NTSE examination.

Not only scholarships, but NTSE examinations also have many other benefits in a student's future, which are listed below.

  • NTSE examinations boost the confidence of students towards competitive exams. Whenever a student prepares for the NTSE exams, they mainly focus on the concepts and fundamental learning. This learning can help them in future competitive exams like JEE, CAT, etc.
  • The universities abroad are very well familiar with the NTSE examination; thus, it also gives the NTSE scholar an edge to get admission in foreign universities.
  • Few colleges in India have reserved seats for NTSE scholars.
  • NTSE scholars also get benefits in NDA selections.
  • Scholars of NTSE can get scholarships for their studies up to post-graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the NTSE examination?

  2. Who are eligible for NTSE scholarships?

  3. How many students get NTSE scholarships?

  4. Is NTSE compulsory for class 10?

  5. What are the fees of the NTSE exam?

Discussion Forum



Hello Prakash,

The NTSE Cutoff is different for different categories. 

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

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