National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program regarded by the Government of India as the most prestigious and the most difficult examination at high school level in the country. NTSE is conducted to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent. It is one of the most prestigious exams in India.
Close to 300,000 students (a largely self selective group of students) appear in this scholarship exam every year, and 1,000 scholarships are awarded, out of which 775 are not reserved. The scheme is open to students of Indian nationality. Only students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded by the Government of India as the most prestigious and the most difficult examination at high school level in the country.
Students who qualifies first stage are eligible to appear for the national level examination (about top 4000+ students from the entire country). The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates. Students studying overseas but are Indian citizens can participate in NTSE second stage directly.
- Part-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT) + Language (English / Local Language)
- Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)(as given above)
Let us discuss about NTSE 2016 Important Dates which shall help candidates to register for NTSE 2016.
NTSE 2016 Important Dates
Last Date for Submission of Application Form: be notified by the respective State and it may vary from State to State. Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands 07th November, 2015 (Saturday). Examination in All other States and Union Territories 08th November, 2015. Examination in All States and Union Territories 08th May, 2016 (Sunday) Application Form for students study abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October 2015.
How to apply for NTSE 2016?
- The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the School much before the last date of submission. The candidates as well as the Principal of the school must adhere to the last date for submission of the Application Form.
- Different states may have different last dates for submission.
- Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted
- However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination
- Indian Students Studying Abroad in Class X can appear directly for Stage-II NTS examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure which is available on the NCERT website.
- For the addresses and phone numbers of Liaison Officers of other States and UTs, visit the NCERT Website: www.ncert.nic.in