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The NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2017 is conducted by NCERT every year to award 1000 scholarships to the most eligible and talented students of the country.
The NTSE is conducted at two stages i.e. Stage I (State Level) and Stage II (National Level). The Foreign candidates are considered eligible to directly appear at Stage II of the NTSE.
NTSE 2017 has three papers to clear at each stage. The paper I is Mental Ability Test (MAT) and is aimed to test the logical, problem solving and intellect ability of a candidate. The questions of this paper cover topics like logical reasoning, series, analogies, problem-solving, quantitative aptitude, figures, etc.
Paper II is Language Test (LT), it basically targeted to test the knowledge of the language of the candidate. This paper is of qualifying nature and its marks are not considered while making the merit list.
Paper III is Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) is conducted to test the candidate’s prowess in subjects like Science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Economics, etc.
NCERT has defined the eligibility criteria for NTSE and here we have provided the detail of the same: -
Stage I (State Level): All the students in India who are appearing in Class X must have scored at least 60% marks in Class IX examination to become eligible to sit in the NTSE and the candidates of reserved category (SC/ST/PH) must have scored 55% in Class IX to appear in the examination.
The State/UT may set the eligibility criteria for the appearing at Stage I (State level) of NTSE 2017.
Stage II (National Level): All the students who have scored at least 80% marks in State Level (Stage I) examination are considered qualified to appear in Stage II (National Level) examination.
The qualifying marks for NTSE 2017 is different for all papers and subjects and is different for all categories. Here we have listed the cutoff marks clearly for each paper, subject, and category.
|Papers||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Percentage/ Marks|
|General Category||SC/ST/PH Category|
|Paper I (MAT)||49*||40% (19.6)||35% (17.15)|
|# Paper II (English Language)||50||40% (20.0)||35% (17.5)|
|# Paper II (Hindi Language)||50||40% (20.0)||35% (17.5)|
|Paper III (SAT)||96**||40% (38.4)||35% (33.6)|
|Total Marks||145||40% (58)||35% (50.75)|
|Category||Maximum Marks||Cutoff Marks|
|SC (Scheduled Caste)||145||56.43|
|ST (Scheduled Tribe)||145||52.12|
|PH (Physically Handicapped)||145||53.47|
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