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NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2018 is a National Level Examination conducted by NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training) to provide scholarship to the deserving candidates. The examination is conducted every year at 2 levels: Stage – 1 (State level) and Stage – 2 (National level).
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 2018 Stage 1 Date of exam||November 04 & 05, 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 2 Date of exam||May 13, 2018|
|Conducting Body||NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)|
|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)|
NTSE 2018 stage 1 is scheduled to be conducted on November 04-05, 2017. Interested candidates can apply for NTSE 2018 from 2nd week of September 2017. The tentative schedule with NTSE 2018 exam dates is given below:
|NTSE 2017 Application Forms for Stage 1||2nd week of September 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Admit Card||October 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 1 Exam Date||November 04 & 05, 2017|
|NTSE 2018 Stage 2 Exam Date||May 13, 2018|
There are certain criteria laid out by CBSE that one should keep in mind before applying for the exam. NTSE Eligibility Criteria for each stage differs. The detailed criteria are provided below.
Candidates can fill NTSE 2018 Application Form through both the online and offline modes. Application form will be distributed separately by different states. Last date of application submission also varies from state to state.
The process of form filling is different for Indian students who are studying in their home country and Indian students studying abroad. The details are provided below.
Head, Educational Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi – 110016.
The admit card for NTSE will be made available by the authorities according to the official schedule. It will contain important information such as candidate’s name, candidate’s roll number, exam date and timing as well as exam center address.
The steps to obtain NTSE Admit Card 2018 are explained below:
Carrying only the admit card on the day of the exam is not enough. Entry inside the exam center will not be granted if the student fails to produce his photo ID card. A candidate must carry any one of the below documents:
|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 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1 examination is conducted at state level by the state authorities. Stage 2 examination is conducted at all other states and union territories. 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).
NTSE 2018 Exam Pattern of both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 are explained below:
|Section||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
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|
By following the below steps students can easily download their NTSE 2018 Result:
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 2 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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