NTSE 2017 National Talent Search Exam (NTSE)

NTSE-2017NTSE 2017 – The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level exam conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for awarding scholarships. The NCERT is conducting NTSE 2017 in two stages, wherein the stage 1 exam will be held on November 5, 6 and 13 and stage 2 examination on May 14, 2017. Class X students who wish to appear for NTSE 2017 can apply for the scholarship examination. The NTSE 2017 applications for stage 1 exam can be fileld from August 3 till the last date of applications as announced by each state and union territory. The NTSE 2017 scholarship will be awarded to the qualifying candidates on the basis of their performances in both the stages.


Exam Name: National Talent Search Examination

Commonly known as: NTSE

Exam Type: State Level and National Level

Exam Category: Senior Secondary

Conducting organization: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)


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 NTSE 2017 Selection Process – The NTSE 2017 is a two-stage procedure. Both the stages are described below:

  • NTSE Stage-I: The first stage of NTSE 2017 will be conducted by States/UTs in a three-day window of November 5, 6 and 13, 2016. Any candidate studying in Class X can register themselves to appear in this stage.
  • NTSE Stage-II: The NTSE Stage-I exam 2017 qualifying candidates across the country will be allowed to appear for May 14, 2017 stage 2 exam of NTSE, which will be conducted by NCERT.

NTSE 2017 Eligibility Criteria – According to the eligibility criteria of NTSE 2017, all the students of X standard are eligible to appear in this scholarship programme. Students from both government and private schools are eligible to register for the scholarship programme. A student applying for the scholarship scheme can be from any state of the country.


NTSE 2017 Application Form – The students applying for the NTSE scholarship programme must register and fill in application for the same through the official links. To obtain application forms in paper mode, either candidates can download from the official link or contact the State/UT officer. They have to submit the duly-filled application form to the state/UT officer after getting it signed by their school principal.


NTSE 2017 Important Dates – NCERT has declared important dates of NTSE 2017 for the Class X students. Check below the NTSE Important Dates 2017-

NTSE 2017 stages Exam states NTSE 2017 Important Dates
NTSE 2017 Stage 1 exam Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands November 5, 2016
NTSE 2017 Stage 1 exam Other states and UTs November 6, 2016
NTSE 2017 Stage 1 exam Bihar & West Bengal November 13, 2016
NTSE 2017 stage 2 exam All states and UTs May 14, 2017

NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern – The NTSE examination is conducted in two stages. For both the stages, the examination is divided into two papers: Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Each test paper consists of objective-type questions and are held in paper-pen mode. Every correct answer is awarded 1 mark, thus making the total marks of a test equal to the total number of questions. There is no negative marking in Stage-I paper, however, in the Stage-II, one-third of the marks allotted to a question is deducted for each wrong answer marked in the answer sheet.


NTSE 2017 Admit Card – The exam conducting authority will issue the admit card of NTSE 2017 in offline mode for both the stages. Candidates can collect their admit card from the chief superintendent of the exam centre allotted to them.


NTSE 2017 Result – Each of the states will be declaring NTSE Results 2017 of Stage-I exam tentatively in the month of February 2017. The Stage-II and final result of NTSE 2017 will be announced tentatively in the month of November 2017.


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