National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conduct the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), a national level exam, every year to award scholarships. Every year, lakhs of students appear in the examination to avail scholarships. This scholarship examination conducts in 02 stages, Stage-I (conducted at State Level) and Stages-II (conducted at National Level). Both stages include Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Aspirants need to qualify both the examination in order to avail the scholarship. Students should know some important facts and Stats of NTSE Examination before appearing.

  • In NTSE 2016 exam, a total of 975 students were declared qualified from across India in NTSE. NTSE examinations test logical and analytical skills of students and where the good understanding of the subject is needed.
  • To appear in stage-2 examination, students have to qualify the stage-1 exam. Every year, almost 4000 students appear in Stage-II exam.

NTSE Scholarships:-

According to the NTSE Scholarship Programme, students will get scholarship of below-mentioned amount are at different stages of education-

  • Scholarship of about Rs. 1250/- per month for class 11th to 12th.
  • Scholarship of Rs. 2000/-per month for Undergraduates and Postgraduates students.
  • The scholarship amount for Ph.D. students will be fixed in accordance with the UGC standards.


  • 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC) category
  • 5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) category
  • 3% for Physically Challenged (PH) group

Examination Pattern:-

For both Stage 1 and Stage 2, the paper comprises of 3 parts:

Part 1: Mental Ability Test (MAT), Part 2: language Test (LT), Part 3: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Total 200 Questions of 1 Mark each; Time: 180 Minutes

  • MAT: 50 Questions; 45 Minutes
  • LT: 50 Questions; 45 Minutes
  • SAT: 100 Questions; 90 Minutes


All students of Class 10th studying in recognized affiliated schools are eligible to appear for the Stage 1 Examination, conducted by the States/UTs in which school is located.

Qualifying Marks:-

40% in each paper for General Category and 32% in each paper of SC, ST and PH Category.

Important dates for NTSE 2017:-

Last Date for Submission of Forms: To be notified by respective States (may vary from state to state)
Exam Date (Stage -1) [Few North East States]: 5th November 2016 (Saturday)
Exam Date (Stage -1) [Other States & UTs]: 6th November 2016 (Sunday)
Exam Date (Stage -1) [Bihar & West Bengal]: 13th November 2016 (Sunday)
Exam Date (Stage -2) [National Level]: 14th May 2017 (Sunday)

Resonance is a pioneer in NTSE coaching and produced 1553 NTSE Scholars till date. Every year since 2007. Resonance has produced maximum number of selections in both stage 1 and stage 2 from Kota and Udaipur study centres.

Resonance is providing guidance to NTSE aspirants. Students need to click on the link  and fill the information. Experts will call back and let them know about paper pattern, weightage and marking schemes of different topics. Sample papers will also be mailed on the email address if provided in the information.

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