NTSE is a National Level scholarship program conducted by NCERT to identify and nurture talented students. It is the most prestigious scholarship program in India where more than lacs of students appear for around 1000 scholarships. It honors and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for entire academic career.
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Type of Exams Talent Search & Scholarship Exam
ELIGIBILITY 10th studying students.
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National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2018-19:



NTSE 2019 Syllabus

NTSE 2019 Preparation Books

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
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 -

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.

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