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NTSE Selection Procedure 2024 Overview

The Talent Identification for NTSE Examination involves a two-stage selection process. While the individual State/UT selects the first Stage, the second stage selection at the national level is conducted by the NCERT.

Step of NTSE Selection Procedure:

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2024 is a national-level exam. There are two stages of this exam. Stage I of NTSE is conducted by the State or Union Territory Government, and Stage II is conducted by NCERT on behalf of the Central Government. This test is for the secondary school level to identify students with high intelligence and skill and to provide scholarships to deserving students.

Students who qualify both Stages of NTSE 2024 will be awarded a scholarship of Rs 1250 per month for class XI to XII plus Rs 2000 per month for undergraduate and postgraduate courses under certain eligibility conditions.

This final merit list is prepared based on Stage I and II marks. Out of the seats, 15% of the total scholarship is reserved for SC candidates, 3% for physically disabled candidates and 7.5% for ST category candidates.

We will describe the two stages involved in this test –

Stage I- State Level Exam

Stage II- National Level Examination

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Stage I of NTSE Selection Procedure:

The NTSE 2024 Stage I is the Primary Stage of the selection process. The various states and union territories are in charge of this Phase. There are exam centres for NTSE 2024 in each state.

  • This exam is mainly to recommend several candidates for the second-level exam conducted by NCERT.
  • The first Stage of NTSE consists of two papers.
  • Paper I is a Mental Ability Test (MAT) consisting of 100 MCQs with 120 minutes.
  • Paper II is the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), which has 100 MCQs and a duration of 2 hours or 120 minutes.

For more details, check NTSE Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

Important Key Points of NTSE Stage 1:

  • The marks of the state-level examination are not added to the national-level examination for awarding the scholarship.
  • No Correspondence will be entertained by NCERT regarding the Stage I Examination conducted by the State/UT.
  • Candidates having any query/complaint/clarification regarding State Level Examination shall correspond only with the State Examination Agencies.

Stage 2 of NTSE Selection Procedure:

NCERT conducts the second Stage of the NTSE exam. Only the candidates who qualify in Phase I are allowed to appear in Phase II of the examination. Qualified candidates from different states will be allotted an exam centre in the same or selected State.

The Second Stage of NTSE also consists of 2 papers: The mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Both papers consist of 100 MCQs and the time allotted is 120 minutes. The exam is held in offline mode. The medium of examination will be as per the choice of the candidate between English or Hindi. Only selected candidates will be informed by registered letter and through the official NCERT website, www.ncert.nic.in. Along with individual results, NCERT also publishes cut-off scores for the NTSE Stage II exam.

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