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NTSE Scholarship 2022

NCERT awards scholarships to students who clear all the rounds at NTSE and are part of the final merit list. Students are awarded the NTSE scholarship until Ph.D. for students studying science, social sciences, humanities, language, commerce, vocational studies, and fine arts.

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What is the NTSE Scholarship?

The National Talent Search Examination is specifically designed for the students of the 10th standard by NCERT to distribute scholarships to students for further studies. A rank holder in the NTSE examination gets scholarships for their 11th,12th, graduation, post-graduation, and Ph.D. programmes. This exam is one of the significant initiatives by the government of India to encourage students towards studies.

A few highlights of the NTSE exam are given below.

Name of the Exam

NTSE

Conducting Body

NCERT

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Category

NTSE Scholarships

Total No. of NTSE Scholarships

8387

Number of Stages

2

NTSE Levels

  • Stage 1 - State Level
  • Stage 1 - National Level

NTSE Scholarship Exam Date

  • For 2020-21
    • Stage 1 - January 2021 (Differ for States)
    • Stage 2 - 24th October 2021
  • For 2021-22
    • Stage 1 - January 2022 (Differ for States)

Exam Duration

2 hours

Penalty for Wrong Answers

1/3 marks for each wrong answer (only in stage 2)

NTSE Scholarship helpline number

  • 011-26567402011
  • 26567401
  • 011-26562704

NTSE Scholarship Amount

An NTSE Scholar gets complete monetary support from the central government for their studies throughout their life.

The financial benefits of the NTSE scholarship are given below in the table.

NTSE Scholarship Category

Scholarship Amount

NTSE scholarship during classes 11 and 12

INR 1250 Per Month

NTSE scholarship during UG and PG

INR 2000 Per Month

NTSE scholarship during PhD

As per UGC norms

NTSE Scholarship Eligibility

If a student wants to apply for an NTSE scholarship, they must fulfil the basic criteria to get an NTSE scholarship.

Basic NTSE scholarship eligibility is given below.

  • Students must be studying by the 10th standard.
  • The school of the student must be affiliated with any Indian-recognized board.
  • The student must clear the minimum marks criteria in their 9th standard. Students from general and OBC must have 60% aggregate marks, whereas students belonging to SC, ST, and PWD need to have 55%marks in the 9th standard.
  • The participant must be an Indian citizen.
  • Participants must not be more than 18 years.

The student must complete all these eligibility criteria to sit in the NTSE examination. Students have to clear stage 1 (State level examination) to appear for stage 2 (National level examination). Rank holders of stage 2 will be awarded NTSE scholarships.

Rules to Avail the NTSE Scholarship Throughout Studies

After getting the NTSE scholarship in the 10th standard, if a student wants to keep having a scholarship amount, they must fulfil a few conditions.

Conditions to continue the NTSE scholarship for further studies are given below.

  • For continuing the scholarship in the 11th and 12th standards, students must be promoted from their previous class with a minimum of 60% marks. The students preparing for exams like IIT, JEE, etc., will get a scholarship only after clearing the exam.
  • Students in graduation and post-graduation will get scholarships only if they can maintain 60% aggregate marks every year.
  • Students pursuing a Ph.D. will also receive scholarships from NTSE based on their marks in graduation and post-graduation.
  • Suppose no institution or school does not conduct examinations annually. Then the institution must provide a certificate to the student related to their performance.

Note: No scholarship will be provided if a student fails to score 60% marks for more than one year. If a student fails to score 60% marks for one year, they won't get a scholarship for that year only.

Eligibility to Get NTSE Scholarship for 11th and 12th Standard

Eligibility and other conditions for the continuation of scholarship at the higher secondary stage are mentioned below.

  • The scholarship shall be awarded only after clear promotion to class XI.
  • SScholarshipsfor education levels equivalent to class XI and XII are payable for a maximum of two years.
  • A student pursuing diploma or certificate courses will only be provided scholarships if they do not receive any other salary/stipend.
  • Students can avail of the scholarship by submitting a certification from the institution's head for institutions that do not conduct an exam at the end of class XI.
  • For students studying in institutions that report performance in terms of grades, a grade equivalent of 60% is accepted.

Eligibility to Get NTSE Scholarship at the Graduation Level

If a student wants to get the NTSE scholarship for their graduate-level studies, they have to fulfil some conditions to avail of the scholarship.

Requirements to avail scholarships for graduation level are given below.

  • Students should have scored at least 60% of marks in aggregate at the internal examinations.
  • However, the scholarship to MBBS candidates for the internship will only be given if one secures 60% or more marks in the final degree.
  • If the institution/university does not conduct examinations annually, a certificate from the institution's principal/head explaining that the student's performance for the last semester is 60% or above.
  • For institutions that follow the semester-based examinations, the marks or an equivalent CGPA at the end of an academic year must be greater than 60%.

Eligibility to Get NTSE Scholarship in Second-Degree Level Courses

If students want to apply for further studies, they can have a scholarship for their post-graduation studies.

Students must clear some eligibility criteria to get the scholarship for their post-graduation.

  • If exams in an institution are conducted using the semester system, the marks, grades, or CGPA scored by the awardee in the examination conducted at the end of an academic year will be considered for a scholarship.
  • Scholarships will also be available for awardees pursuing a diploma course in management or a specific medical branch if they qualify for such courses.

Eligibility to Get NTSE Scholarship at M.Phil./Ph.D.Stage

Interested students can also receive scholarships during their M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes.

Criteria to avail of the NTSE scholarships are given below.

  • An awardee shall be eligible to receive a scholarship during the predoctoral/M.Phil.
  • An awardee who is pursuing Ph.D./D.Phil., through research work, is eligible for a scholarship if they pass the previous degree on the first attempt with at least 60% marks after aggregating the grades for all the course years.
  • The awardee must send the date of joining to NCERT and a certificate indicating the field of work from the awardee's supervisor. They should join/start research/predoctoral work within six months of the declaration of M.A./M.Com./M.Sc. Results.
  • Two independent experts will assess the work done by the awardee at the end of two years. The scholarship shall be awarded for the next two years only if they find the work satisfying.
  • Scholarship to an awardee who is pursuing a Ph.D.s given for a maximum of four years.

NTSE Scholarship Quota

The scholarship amount offered to NTSE scholars may reach up to INR 2,000 per month based on their level of study.

National scholarship quotas reserved for various state and union territories are listed below.

     

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

20

2

Andhra Pradesh

263

3

Arunachal Pradesh

50

4

Assam

202

5

Bihar

691

6

Chandigarh

20

7

Chattisgarh

195

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

20

9

Daman & Diu

20

10

Delhi

153

11

Goa

50

12

Gujarat

360

13

Haryana

186

14

Himachal Pradesh

51

15

Jammu & Kashmir

64

16

Jharkhand

142

17

Karnataka

371

18

Kerala

220

19

Lakshadweep

20

20

Madhya Pradesh

530

21

Maharashtra

774

22

Manipur

50

23

Meghalaya

50

24

Mizoram

50

25

Nagaland

50

26

Odisha

259

27

Puducherry

20

28

Punjab

183

29

Rajasthan

485

30

Sikkim

50

31

Tamil Nadu

466

32

Telangana

216

33

Tripura

50

34

Uttar Pradesh

1408

35

Uttarakhand

79

36

West Bengal

569

Total

29 States & 7 UT’s

8387

Leave Rules Applicable to Scholarships

Students must get permission from the head of the institution/department for any leave. Leaving without sanction might lead to the discontinuation of the scholarship. Generally, only medical leave will be granted. Students can avail of medical leave for a maximum of four months if the request is accompanied by a similar recommendation from a competent medical authority.

The rules are given below.

  • Students will get a full scholarship if they have taken leave for less than two months.
  • Students will get a half scholarship if they have taken leave for more than two months but less than four months.
  • Students will not be given a scholarship, and it cannot be revived if the student takes a leave of more than four months.
  • Scholarships for married men/women will be applicable at full rates of up to 15/135 days, respectively, if the leave is requested on the grounds of maternity.
  • Ph.D. supervisors can grant a casual leave of a maximum of 30 days in an academic year to awardees working at the Ph.D. level.
  • Medical leave, including maternity leave, must be informed to NCERT within a fortnight of the illness/confinements.

NTSE Mode of Fee Payment

The awardees will pay scholarships directly through net banking and bank draft, where net banking facilities are not available. The scholarship amount will be paid once NCERT receives the claim in the prescribed format duly signed by the institution's principal/head along with the mark sheet of the previous annual examination.

NCERT will send the scholarship amount (depending on the claim) on an annual basis. The payment will be from July to June (for manually) and from April to March (online) for an academic session. Relevant leave rules will apply for payment of scholarship during the leave.

Discussion Forum

Q.

The last date to submit the application form.

Asked By: Anonymous 15 Sep 2020

A.

Hello Mohith,

Check out the import dates of the NTSE and make sure you complete all the processes before the prescribed dates.

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

Q.

A.

Hello Anish,

Check out the NTSE Exam Dates which varies for different states.

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

Q.

A.

Hello Prakash,

The NTSE Cutoff is different for different categories. 

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

Q.

How to apply for the NTSE Exam

Asked By: Anonymous 08 Sep 2020

A.

Hello Ipshitha,

Follow the steps given in the NTSE Application Process to apply successfully.

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

Q.

Where did i get NTSE application form

Asked By: Anonymous 06 Sep 2020

A.

The NTSE Application Form will be available on the official website of NCERT i.e. www.ncert.nic.in

Check out the Application Form section of NTSE for more information.

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

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