NCERT Stage I State Level NTSE Exam 2023, (National Talent Search Exam)

NCERT Stage I State Level NTSE Exam 2023 notification has been released by the each State Board across India as per the NCERT guidelines. The stage one state level National Talent Search Exam Date would be announced by the State board.

NCERT, National Council of Educational Research and Training has issued the NTSE Stage I State level notification

And online applications are invited from the eligible students from various states in India for appearing National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) 2023 which will be held in January 2023 for getting the Scholarships. The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage I (State Level) and Stage II (National Level).

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted annually with the aim of testing students’ mastery of the basics of the subjects and financially rewarding those who demonstrate talent in them.

NCERT Stage I State Level NTSE Exam 2023

NTSE Scholarships for 10th Class Students:

  • National Talent Search Exam schedule has been released and it will conducted by the NCERT for tenth standard students.
  • The Exam would be conducted in two stages.
  • Tenth students in recognized schools are eligible for this test.
  • The first phase will be held in January 2023 and the second phase in June 2023.
  • 2,000 applicants go to Inter for Rs.1250 per month and Rs.2000 Scholarship will be awarded.

NTSE Scholarships from Intermediate to PhD will be awarded if selected in this national level examination conducted under the auspices of NCERT. Two thousand people across the country receive these. NTSE is a boon for talented students from poor, rural areas. The announcement was made in the All states.

Candidates can achieve better results if they focus on preparation from now on. NTSE takes place in two phases. The first is state level Stage-1 and the second is Stage-2 national level. These exams consist of two papers. The first paper will be asked questions related to Mental Ability (MAT) and the second paper will be asked questions related to the Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).

Each paper consists of 100 questions. Each question carries a total of one hundred marks at the rate of one mark. The test should be written within two hours. The first phase test will have a negative marking procedure. Marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. However the second phase exam will not have negative marking.

Eligibility for Stage 1 NTSE: All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage-I examination, conducted by the Status/UTs, in which the schools are located.

There will be no domicile restriction. Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for the scholarship, provided the student is below the age of 18 years (as on lei July of the particular year), the student is not employed and s/he is appearing in class X examination for the first time.

Eligibility Criteria for Stage-I:

  • NTSE Stage-I is conducted by State/UT bodies. Only Indian students are eligible to appear in this level.
  • The students studying in Class X are eligible for appearing in the test.
  • They are required to have obtained 60% marks in their Class IX, in the last academic year.
  • Students must be studying in a recognized school in the respective State or Union Territory.
  • The SC, ST, and PH category candidates get a relaxation of 5% and the maximum score they must have obtained in their Class IX is 55% marks.
  • Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) are also considered eligible for the scholarship examination, if he/she is below the age of 18 years (as on July 1, of the year) and is not employed while appearing for Class X exam.

National Talent Search Scholarship (NTSS) Amount: 

About two thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:

  • Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
  • Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
  • Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
  • NTSE Scholarships

Reservation for NTSE:

At the national level for Stage-II Examination 15% for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category and 27% for students belonging to 0130 categories (Non-creamy layer) as per central list available on, 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) those who have not covered under the reservation scheme for SCs/STs/0BCs, 4% for Children with benchmark disabilities of which, one percent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one percent for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (d) and (e) namely:

(a) blindness and low vision; (BIN)
(b) deaf and hard of hearing; (MI)
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims. and muscular dystrophy; (LI))
(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness; (AID) (c) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability’ (MD)

NCERT Stage I State Level NTSE Exam:

Selection: Stage-I, the selection will be done by States/UTs and those who are selected/recommended from Stage-I examination, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT.

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from SC/ST/PH category is 32% in each paper and for others (General/OBCC & EWS) categories it is 40% in each paper.

NTSE Exam Pattern: The pattern of written examination will be as follows: Stage-I & II examination at the State/UT level will comprise two papers.
Paper-l : Mental Ability Test (MAT), 100 Questions for 100 Marks
Paper-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), 100 Questions for 100 Marks

State Level Examination will comprise of two papers

PaperNTSE Test NameNo of QuestionMarksTime
Paper IMAT100 Questions100 Marks120 Minutes
Paper IISAT100 Questions100 Marks120 Minutes
NTSE Exam Pattern

If there is any changes in the pattern for Stage-II examination then the same will be communicated. later on through the NCERT website Candidates are advised to keep track of updates on the NCERT website. There will be no negative marking in Stage-II examination.

NTSE Online Application Form: 

You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring the application form. The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school much before the last date of submission.

The candidate, 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. ‘The address and contact number of the Liaison Officer of the States/UTs are available (State-wise) on the NCERT website All queries related to the application form should be directed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs). No application should be sent to NCERT.

NTSE Exam Fees: 

States and Union Territories may notify the fee required which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. Therefore, before submitting the application form, you may find out the fees charged for Stage-I Examination and also the mode of payment from the respective State Liaison Officers (LOs). However, NCERT does not charge any fee for Stage-II examination.

Important Dates for Stage-I (State Level) NTSE

Dates for submission of application form and conduct of examination, are given below:
1. Last Date for Submission of Application Form: To be notified by the respective State and it may vary from state to state
2. Examination Date: January 2023 (See at your Web Portal)

Stage-II (National Level) NTSE Exam Date: Examination in All States and Union Territories: 12-06-2023.

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.

Candidates may fill up the Application Form, available on the NCERT website and send to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of the previous examination, latest by December 31st.

Application Form for students studying abroad will be uploaded on the NCERT website in the month of October 2023. Announcement for students of Indian nationality studying abroad will be announced separately. – Check more details.

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