NTSE 2017 NEWS
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NTSE is a National Level Examination conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) to provide scholarship to the deserving candidates. NTSE is abbreviated as National Talent Search Examination.
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.
The following table shows the information about the exam:
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Date of exam||November 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 2 Date of exam||May 2018|
|Conducting Body||National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT)|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours|
|Type and Number of Questions||Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MAT (50 Questions), LT (50 Questions), SAT (100 Questions)|
|Sections||3 (Mental Ability Test, Language Test, Scholastic Ability Test)|
Examination dates will be announced on the official website of NCERT. The following table shows all the important dates regarding NTSE 2018:
|Application Forms for Stage 1||August 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Admit Card||October 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Exam Date||November 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 2 Exam Date||May 2018|
NCERT strictly follows the eligibility criteria. Students must check their eligibility criteria before appearing in the exam. The eligibility criteria for both the stages are as follows:
Students can fill NTSE 2018 Application Form through both the online and offline modes. The application form will be distributed separately by different states. The last date of application submission also varies from state to state. The following steps explain the various application processes:
Head Education Survey Division
NCERT, Delhi – 16
NTSE 2018 Admit Card is a very important document for those candidates who are appearing in the exam. Without admit card students are not allowed to appear for the exam. The exam conducting authority issues admit card through offline mode for both the stages. NTSE 2018 first stage, admit card is available from late October 2017.
On the other hand, second stages NTSE 2018 Admit Card will be issued tentatively during the third week of April 2018. The admit card contains the information regarding students’ name, roll number, registration number, application number, venue, exam time and date etc.
Students can get NTSE 2018 admit card through following steps:
NTSE examination is conducted in various states. At the time of filling application form, students have to select the particular exam centre. Once the application form is successfully submitted students can check the name of examination center on the admit card.
Following table shows the details of the examination center like location, contact number etc.:
|Examination Center Location||Contact Number|
|New Delhi & Western UP||011-25693499|
|Daman & Diu||02602630624|
NTSE 2018 exam is conducted in two stages i.e. Stage I and Stage II. Stage I examination is conducted at state level by the state authorities. The paper is available in both the Hindi and English medium. Students need to select any one language from both the languages. The paper is divided into three sections i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), Language Test (LT), Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
The examination pattern of both the Stage I and Stage II are explained below:
|Section||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
NTSE examination is conducted through offline mode only. The syllabus of NTSE is based on 10+2 curriculum of NCERT. Students are advised to go through each and every topic while preparing for the exam. NTSE consists of multiple choice questions which are asked from the subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, General Knowledge and Mental Ability syllabus.
Following is the detailed explanation of all the topics of different subjects along with the weight-age of particular topic:
NTSE Mathematics section contains around 30 questions which includes the topics from class 6 to 10.
|Direct& Inverse Variations||0%|
|Percentage& Its Application||8%|
|Playing with Number||1%|
|Simple & Compound Interest||2%|
|Square & Cube Roots||3%|
|Surface Areas and Volume||4%|
In the science syllabus, topics are included from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This section contains around 35 questions.
|Acid Bases and Salts||2%|
|Carbon and its Compound||6%|
|Cellular Level of Organization||4%|
|Diversity in Living organisms||2%|
|Fibres and Plastics||1%|
|Food Production & Management||1%|
|Heredity and Evolution||1%|
|Acid Bases and Salts||2%|
|Magnetic & Electricity at Work||5%|
|Metals & Non Metals||5%|
|Motion and Force||3%|
|Periodic Classification of Elements||2%|
|Some Common Diseases||7%|
|Sound of Energy||4%|
|Structure of Atom||3%|
|Work and Energy||6%|
In this subject, topics are from History, Civics, Geography, Economics and General Awareness. This section contains around 35 questions.
|Culture, Science and Literature||1%|
|Democracy and Elections||2%|
|Diversity and Livelihood||2%|
|Early Medieval Period||3%|
|Eighteen Century Political Formation||1%|
|India and Its Neighbours||2%|
|Indian Freedom Struggle||5%|
|Indus Valley Civilization||4%|
|Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks||2%|
|Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History||2%|
|Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands||2%|
|Local and State Government||1%|
|Medieval Architecture and Culture||1%|
|Motion of the Earth||3%|
|Nationalism in Various Countries||2%|
|New Empires and Kingdoms||2%|
|Our Country- India||4%|
|Popular Movements and Social Reforms||2%|
|Resources and Development||5%|
|The Delhi Sultanate||3%|
|The Mughal Empire||5%|
|UN and International Agencies||1%|
|One Word Substitution||30%|
|Rearrangement of Jumbled Words||5%|
|Awards and Recognitions||10%|
|Books and Authors||10%|
|Alphabets and Number test||1%|
|Calendar, Time and Clock||1%|
|Cube and Dice||5%|
|Figure Partition and Dot Situation||1%|
|Paper Folding and Cutting||2%|
|Ranking and Arrangements||7%|
|Water and Mirror Images||4%|
Books play a very important role for the preparation of any kind of examination. The following table shows the names of the books which every aspirant must study:
|Name of the Book||Publisher|
|Study Package for NTSE Class X (English) 1st and 2nd Edition||Mc Graw Hill|
|Practice Papers NTSE X (English) 1st Edition||TMH Books|
|The Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Edition||Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navi C. Joshi|
|NTSE Explorer: MAT + SAT + New English Language Test for class 10th ( English)||Sonia Lal|
Those students who have successfully qualified the test are eligible for scholarship. To check the examination result, students can visit the official website of NCERT i.e. ncert.ac.in. Students have to enter their Registration number and Date of Birth to check the result. The result will be available in PDF file format.
By following the below steps students can easily download their NTSE 2018 Result:
Students will be selected for the scholarship on the basis of the final merit list. Once the stage II result will be announced the final merit list will be prepared accordingly. The merit list is published on the website. It will not be sent through post.
Cut off marks are the minimum marks that are required by candidate to clear the examination. The cut-off marks will be declared by the respective states. The final cut-off mark will be declared by NCERT after the completion of stage II examination. NCERT publishes category wise and subject wise cut-off marks.
The factors affecting the state wise cut-off marks are as follows:
The following table shows the category wise and subject wise cut-off marks:
|Categories||NTSE Cut-off 2016||Maximum marks of MAT, SAT|
|Test Papers||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Percentage|
|ST/ SC/ PH||General|
|Paper I MAT||49*||35% (17.15)||40% (19.6)|
|Paper II English||50||35% (17.5)||40% (20.0)|
|Paper II Hindi||50||35% (17.5)||40% (20.0)|
|Paper III SAT||96**||35% (33.6)||40% (38.4)|
|Total Marks||145||35% (50.75)||40% (58)|
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