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NTSE Information, Exam Pattern and Preparation Tips

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2018-19:

Scholarships & Rewards:

Around 1000 scholarships are awarded for entire academic career. From the year 2014-15 there is a change in amount of scholarship from 500/- per month to as given below.

  • Scholarship of 1250/- per month during class 11th and 12th.

  • Scholarship of 2000/- per month during graduation and post-graduation.

  • For PhD as per UGC norms.

Latest Changes in NTSE from NTSE 2018 (Stage 2) Exam:

  • There is no paper on language test.

  • There is no negative marking in both the papers.

  • Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit.

  • Selection of the awardee will be made on the basis of total marks obtained in both the papers.

  • From the year 2018-19 reservation (@27%) to Other Backward Class (OBC) will be implemented in the NTS scheme.

Selection Process & Exam pattern: There is a two-stage selection process for the award. Stage-1 is conducted by State /UTs hence students can contact the State/UT Liaison Officer to know the exact pattern for their states.

NTSE 2018-19 Exam Pattern for Stage 1 & 2:

Question Paper

Test

No. of Ques.

Marks

Duration

Qualifying Marks

Paper 1

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100

100

120 Min

32% for SC, ST & PWD and 40% for General Category & OBC in both the papers

Paper 2

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100(Science40, Maths-20, Social Science40)

100

120 Min

Stage

Area

Tentative Dates

Stage-1

Last date of submission of application form

Vary from state to state

NTSE Stage-1 Exam Date in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

3 November 2018 (Saturday)

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date In all other States and UTs

4 November 2018 (Sunday)

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date in West Bengal

18 November 2018 (Sunday)

Stage-2 (National)

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Date Examination in all States and Union Territories

12 May 2019(Sunday)

NTSE Stage-1 Previous Year's Solved Papers

Year

Paper

Paper with Solution

2017

NTSE 2017 Paper

NTSE 2017 Paper with Solution

2016

NTSE 2016 Paper

NTSE 2016 Paper with Solution

2015

NTSE 2015 Paper

NTSE 2015 Paper with Solution

NTSE Stage-2 Previous Year's Solved Papers

Year

Paper

Paper with Solution

2017 - 2018

NTSE 2017 Stage 2 Paper

NTSE 2017 Stage 2 Paper with Solution

2016 - 2017

SAT MAT LCT(E) LCT(H)

SAT MAT LCT(E) LCT(H)

2015 - 2016

SAT MAT LCT(E) LCT (H)

SAT MAT LCT(E) LCT(H)

NTSE 2019 Syllabus

NTSE Syllabus enables candidates to carefully plan and prepare for the exam. NTSE syllabus 2019 would be based on the syllabus of class X prescribed by NCERT. Candidates should focus on all the units while preparing for NTS Examination.

The subject-wise syllabus as prescribed by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is given below.

Mathematics - There are 22 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Mathematics Syllabus:

Algebraic Expressions

Arithmetic

Arithmetic Progressions

Basic Geometry

Circles

Coordinate Geometry

Direct& Inverse Variations

Exponent

Linear Equation

Mensuration

Number System

Percentage& Its Application

Playing with Number

Probability

Quadratic Equations

Rational Numbers

Simple & Compound Interest

Square & Cube Roots

Statistics Trigonometry

Surface Areas and Volume

Triangles

Science - There are 29 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Science Syllabus:

Acid Bases and Salts

Air

Carbon and its Compound

Cellular Level of Organization

Diversity in Living organisms

Fibers and Plastics

Food Production &Management

Heredity and Evolution

Human Body

Life Processes

Light

Magnetic & Electricity at Work

Measurement

Metals & Non-Metals

Micro-Organisms

Motion and Force

Our Environment

Periodic Classification of Elements

Reproduction

Soil

Some Common Diseases

Sound

Sound of Energy

Structure of Atom

The Universe

Water

Work and Energy

Social Science - There are 43 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Social Science Syllabus:

Agriculture

Atmosphere

Biosphere

British raj

Culture, Science and Literature

Democracy and Elections

Diversity and Livelihood

Early Medieval Period

Early States

Eighteen Century Political Formation

French Revolution

India and its Neighbours

Indian Constitution

Indian Economics

Indian Freedom Struggle

Indus Valley Civilization

Industrial Revolution

Industries

Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks

Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History

Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands

Local and State Government

Medieval Architecture and Culture

Motion of the Earth

Nationalism in Various Countries

Natural Vegetation

New Empires and Kingdoms

Our Country- India

Popular Movements and Social Reforms

Population

Resources and Development

Solar System

The Delhi Sultanate

The Judiciary

The Maurayas

The Mughal Empire

UN and International Agencies

Union Government

Vedic Period

Water Resources

World History

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Mental Ability - There are 20 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Mental Ability Syllabus:

Alphabets and Number test

Analogy (Non-Verbal)

Analogy (Verbal)

Blood relations

Calendar, Time and Clock

Classification

Coding-Decoding

Cube and Dice

Direction Sense

Embedded Figure

Figure Partition and Dot Situation

Mathematical Operations

Missing Character

Paper Folding and Cutting

Ranking and Arrangements

Series (Verbal)

Series (Non-Verbal)

Venn Diagrams

Water and Mirror Images

Word Problems

NTSE 2019 Preparation book

For Stage -1

State Board/NCERT Book + SpeedLabs Platform

For Stage -2

NCERT + SpeedLabs Platform

  • IIIT-Delhi one of the premier institutions in the country in education and research in IT, for admission to its very competitive and highly regarded B.Tech programs, give bonus marks in addition to the marks secured by a student in papr-1 of JEE Main will be awarded to NTSE scholar.

  • Indian Students Studying Abroad in class X can directly appear for Stage - II of NTSE 2019 if they qualify for the condition mentioned in the NTSE brochure available at NTSE Official Website.