NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2019 is a National Level Examination conducted by NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training) to provide the scholarship to the deserving candidates. This exam is for secondary school level to identify and recognize students with high intellect and skills. The examination is conducted every year at 2 levels: Stage 1 (State level) and Stage 2 (National level). The exam is divided into two parts i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Every year around 1,200,000 to 1,400,000 students appear for the examination, while only 5000 students are selected for stage 2. Out of these 5000 students only 1000 candidates are selected for the scholarship.
NTSE 2019 Eligibility Criteria Stage 1
The NTSE exam requires candidates to be registered with the State/UT exam conducting body. Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.
The candidates who are in class X can also apply for the test.
The candidates who wish to give NTSE exam in class X must have cleared class IX examination from a recognized board. The candidate must have completed the class IX examination with a minimum of 60% marks.
The candidates must have obtained degree recognized by the board.
The students who have completed/appearing for class 10th examination and are registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) can appear for the NTSE exam. The candidate must be below 18 years of age and must not be employed.
NTSE 2019 Eligibility Criteria Stage 2
Students who have secured 80% marks in state board are eligible for stage 2 of the NTSE exam.
Every year around 4000 candidates appears for the stage 2 of the NTSE exam. The candidates who clear the NTSE stage 2 with the minimum marks defined are eligible for scholarships.