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NTSE Application Procedure 2024 Overview

One of India’s most prestigious scholarships is the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE). The goal of the NTSE exam is to identify talented students throughout the country and reward them with scholarship programs so that they can pursue higher education. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) administers this exam.

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted in two phases. The first level is held in each state/U.T. separately. Candidates who pass the first round of the examination will be eligible for the second-level national examination.

Each state’s SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) releases the NTSE application form. But as per the official notification of NCERT, the NTSE exam has been stalled till further notice. The NTSE application form 2024 will be released online and offline. The last date to submit the NTSE 2024-24 application form may vary for each state. Students will be charged an application fee to fill out the NTSE form.

Visit https://ncert.nic.in/ to check the official NTSE stalled notification.

NTSE 2024-25 Application Dates:

Event Date
NTSE Application Start Date Date to be announced
NTSE Application Last Date Date to be announced
NTSE Stage I Admit Card Date Date to be announced
NTSE Stage I Exam Date in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Meghalaya,  Mizoram, and Nagaland Date to be announced
NTSE Stage I Exam Dates in other States & UTs Date to be announced
NTSE Stage I Exam Result Date Date to be announced
NTSE Stage II Application Start Date for Abroad Student Date to be announced
NTSE Stage II Admit Card Date Date to be announced
NTSE Stage II Exam Date Date to be announced
NTSE Stage II Exam Result Date Date to be announced


NTSE Application Process:

The application forms are available through both modes, i.e. online and offline mode. Stage I of the examination is entirely under the State/U.T. It is a stage where the State has to select the meritorious students and recommend them to NCERT for further evaluation in Stage II. There may or may not be an application fee for this. This article provides all the relevant details related to NTSE registration to help the students, including the application process, key dates, eligibility criteria, and more.

How to Fill NTSE 2024 Application Form?

The process of NTSE registration is relatively easy. NCERT continuously releases notifications on its official website as the examination stages progress. The application process usually starts in September every year, and the admit card is available online around 21 days before the exam.

The step-by-step application process is explained below. Indian students living abroad can also apply for the exam only by providing proof of their Indian citizenship. There is a separate form by NCERT for students living abroad. Follow the below-mentioned steps carefully for the successful submission of the application.

Step 1: Get the Application form

  • Check notification of NTSE Stage 1 by NCERT and the respective State/U.T. Government in newspapers and other public platforms.
  • Collect the application form from the concerned office of the State/U.T. Liaison Officer.

Step 2: Fill out the Application Form

  • Go through the information in the scheme and application form carefully before filling it out to ensure everything is clear and correct.
  • Fill out the application form carefully and affix one passport-size photograph of the school uniform.

The following details have to be mentioned in the application form during the filling:

  1. Candidate’s name
  2. Father’s name
  3. Mother’s name
  4. Area of Residence (Rural/Urban)
  5. Date of birth
  6. Gender, Category, Disability Status (if applicable)
  7. Postal Address and Pin Code
  8. School Name and Address
  9. Type of institution
  10. Area of the Institute (Rural/Urban)
  11. Medium of Examination (Language)
  12. Information about family and parents
  13. Annual family income
  14. Contact details

The duly filled application form should be signed by the school’s Principal and the student.

Note: Candidates must mention their categories, as some seats in NTSE are reserved for specific categories. Students should also attach their caste certificates with the application before applying. The reservation details are mentioned below:

  • 15% seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) students,
  • 5% seats for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students,
  • 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) students (non-creamy layer), and
  • 4% seats for physically challenged students

Step 3: Payment of Application Fee (if applicable)

  • The respective state or union territory may levy the application fee while applying for Phase I. The student should obtain information about the fee charged and the mode of payment from the State Liaison Officer of the State or Union Territory.

Step 4: Submit NTSE Application Form

  • Students have to submit the application form to NCERT in some cases but usually to the State Liaison Office of the State/U.T.
  • Students must ensure that the application form is properly filled with correct details and that the required documents (if applicable) are attached to the application.

The List of Liaison Officers 2020-21 can be checked on the official website.

NTSE State-wise Websites:

S. No. States Website
1 Arunachal Pradesh http://www.arunachalpradesh.gov.in/education
2 Assam www.madhyamik.in
3 Manipur http://www.manipureducation.gov.in/
4 Meghalaya http://www.megeducation.gov.in/
5 Mizoram http://dietaizawl.weebly.com/notice- boardnews.html
6 Nagaland http://scertnagaland.org/Default.aspx
7 Sikkim http://sikkimhrdd.org/
8 Tripura http://www.scerttripura.org/
9 Andaman & Nicobar Islands https://education.andaman.gov.in/#
10 Bihar http://scertbihar.co.in/
11 Jharkhand https://jac.jharkhand.gov.in/jac/result/
12 Odisha www.scertodisha.nic.in
13 West Bengal www.wbsed.gov.in
14 Chandigarh (U.T.) http://www.siechd.nic.in/
15 New Delhi www.edudel.nic.in
16 Jammu and Kashmir http://jkbose.co.in/
17 Haryana http://scertharyana.gov.in/
18 Himachal Pradesh www.himachal.nic.in/scert
19 Punjab www.ssapunjab.org
20 Rajasthan www.rajeduboard.nic.in
21 Uttar Pradesh www.examregulatoryauthorityup.in
22 Uttarakhand http://www.scert.uk.gov.in/news
23 Chhattisgarh http://www.scert.cg.gov.in/
24 Daman & Diu http://www.daman.nic.in/
25 Dadra and Nagar Haveli http://www.dnh.nic.in/Departments/Educatio n.aspx
26 Goa http://scert.goa.gov.in/
27 Gujarat http://www.sebexam.org/
28 Madhya Pradesh www.ssa.mp.gov.in
29 Maharashtra http://www.mscepune.in/
30 Andhra Pradesh http://bseap.org/
31 Karnataka www.dsert.kar.nic.in/
32 Kerala www.scert.kerala.gov.in
33 Lakshadweep http://www.schoolspedia.com/website/govt-sr-sec-school-kavaratti-lakshadweep
34 Puducherry https://schooledn.py.gov.in/notifications.html
35 Tamil Nadu http://www.dge.tn.gov.in/index.html
36 Telangana http://bseap.org/Index.aspx


Required Documents:

Students must submit or upload certain documents while submitting the NTSE 2024 registration form. The Principal of the school should duly attest all the documents. The documents required for NTSE 2024 application form are listed below:

  • Recent colour photograph
  • Class 9th passing mark sheet
  • Aadhar Card
  • State domicile certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

Exam Pattern plays an essential role in passing the exam. Click here to read the full article about NTSE Exam Pattern.

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