Here are the details of NTSE 2013 Exam, 2014 Dates, Paper Pattern, Centres, and Online Application Forms.
What is NTSE?
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship exam in India which identifies and recognize students with extremely high intellect and academic talent. It is the oldest, most reputed and well recognized of 20+ talent search competition for school students in India. The purpose of the scheme was to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. The scheme, therefore, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship.
The objective of the exam is to identify students who have the potential to excel in Science, Social Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. The successful students, called NTSE Scholars, receive financial support / scholarships from NCERT till the time they continue to study.
Step of Selection in NTSE :-
NTSE's Stage-1’s written exam consists of MAT (mental aptitude test) and SAT (scholastic aptitude test). Both the tests have 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes. More information on the paper content, sample paper etc can be found here.
NTSE’s stage-2 is conducted at a national level by NCERT. Only students who clear stage-1 of NTSE are eligible to sit in this stage. Though first stage has quotas or pre-specified number of seats for each level, there are no state quotas for the final round. However, pre-specified reservation for SC/ST and physically challenged candidates exists.
NTSE 2013 Paper Pattern :-
Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.
Stage II examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics, (c) Interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination at the National Level will be invited for interview.
NTSE 2013 Syllabus :-
There is no defined syllabus for NTSE.
Mental Ability Test :
There shall be 90 multiple-choice type items, with four alternatives. Each item will carry one mark. Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate answer sheet as per instructions given both in the test booklet and on the answer sheet.
Scholastic Aptitude Test :-
The Scholastic Aptitude Test will consist of 90 multiplechoice items of one mark each. Each item shall have four alternatives, out of which only one will be the correct answer. There shall be 35 items from Science, 35 from Social Sciences and 20 from Mathematics. Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate answer sheet to be provided at the examination centre as per instructions.
NTSE 2013 Eligiblity:-
All Indian students studying in class-10 of recognized schools are eligible to appear for the first stage of NTSE. Please NOTE that this is a changed from previous years. There is no domicile restriction. in class-10 can take NTSE exam. Even Indian students living abroad can appear for NTSE. They can directly apply for stage-2 exams if they fulfil conditions prescribed in NTSE brochure for Class-10.
Number of seats through NTSE :-
NTSE reserves 15% of its scholarships for students belonging to SC category. Another 7.5% is reserved for ST category students and 3% is reserved for students who are physically challenged. There is a state quota defined for first round. However, for the final round, there is no state quota.
NTSE 2013 Sample Papers :-
NTSE 2013 Model papers will be available in this space so stay tuned with us.
NTSE 2013 Exam Date :-
NTSE 2013 will held in the month of May.
NTSE Marking Scheme :-
Each question will carry 1 mark. The total marks will be 100 for each test.
Where To Get The Application Form :-
One can also get the NTSE forms from State / UT liaison officer or they can be downloaded from the NCERT website. The completed forms, with the signature of principal should be submitted to liaison officer before the last date.
NTSE 2013 Results :-