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.

Students from 9 countries can appear directly for JEE advanced

JAB (Joint Admission Board) of IITs has decided that students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Singapore, the UAE and Ethiopia will be allowed to directly appear for the JEE (advanced) test, skipping the JEE (main) that Indian students have to take.

The idea has been approved in-principle. Each IITwill also ratify it and the IIT council will approve it next week,” an official said. This was being done to showcase India’s soft power. In any case, he said, foreign students would not eat into the seats meant for Indians.

The principle reason for this is to make it into the list of top educational institutes. “In all international rankings one of the key parameters is international students and IITs lose out in a big way despite scoring well on other parameters,” another official said.

Foreign nationals will be given seats under supernumerary category,” he said. Pakistan has been left out due to home ministry’s objection.

An official said “The cost of admission will be recovered from the foreign student and the government will not bear any expense on account of foreign students. They will be given the same facilities as Indian students.

      RESOFAST (Resonance’s Forward Admission & Scholarship Test)

  • It will be held for the ‘advance’ admissions in various Classroom Contact Programmes of Resonance for the academic session 2017-18 at various centres of Resonance across India.
  • This exam will offer admissions to students from Class Vth to XIIth, XIIth Passed.
  • Various Courses offered are JEE (Main + Advanced), JEE Main, AIIMS/NEET, and various State, National and International level exams in Junior Classes (IMO, IJSO, NTSE, STSE etc).

       Test Date: 02 Oct 2016

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CFAL to train students for JEE

Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) and Ignus will train for free select students from government schools for the National Talent Search Examination and the Joint Entrance Examination.

In a press release, the CFAL said it will conduct a screening test on September 18 to select 50 students from the Government School for the 10-day long training for NTSE examination from October 10.

Students will be writing a number of mock tests during this training programme.


Twenty-five students, who consistently fare well in these tests, will be selected for two-year-long training for the Joint Entrance Examination and the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Examination.


Students, whose average marks in Science and Mathematics is more than 85 per cent in Class 9, can write the examination.

Interested students can contact the school headmaster, the Block Education Officer or call CFAL/ Ignus at 7406854074/ 9845737120.

The screening test will be held on September 18 between 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.


IIT Madras Will Conduct Next JEE Advanced Exam


Indian Institute of Technology- IIT Madras is going to conduct Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017. we know that IIT Madras is No 1 ranked Institute in India by the NIRF, so candidates can expect a tough paper and competition platform to join IITs, NITs, IIITs.

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common engineering entrance examination, which is conducted for admission in engineering colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs and ISM Dhanbad. It is one of the most challenging engineering admission Exam.

The institute which conduct JEE Exam will set the question paper, answer keys, announcement of results and handling the JEE portal. 11.28 lakh students had appeared for the IIT JEE Main exam in 2016.

JEE consists of two parts, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE-Advanced is for admission in IITs, while the JEE-Main exam is for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. Only the students selected in JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced.


  • Applicant should have passed or pursuing XII.
  • students need to have at least 75 % marks or be in top 20 percentile in Class XII.
  • SC, ST students should have 65 % marks.

An official said “After examining the Ashok Mishra Committee’s report and public feedback, MHRD has decided on a few changes in the JEE pattern for 2017. The present system of allotting 40 per cent weightage to Class 12 marks for determining ranks in JEE shall be dispensed with.


20,000 more will be eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017

Mumbai: Twenty thousand more students will be eligible to writeJEE (Advanced) 2017 after clearing JEE (Main), taking the number to 2.2 lakh. Last year, two lakh students were shortlisted. This is in keeping with the projected increase in seats by 500 in the coming year.

The decision was taken at the joint admission board meeting in Chennai on Sunday along with implementation of some other key features. JEE (A) 2017 will be organised by IIT-Madras and will be held on May 21. IITs are planning to introduce several student-friendly features, including the use of video tutorials for registration, result announcement and choice-filling.


Date for entrance to IITs out; JEE (Advanced) to be held on May 21, 2017


NEW DELHI: The date for entrance to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is out. In the latest meeting of Joint Admission Board (JAB) held at IIT Madras today it was decided that joint entrance examination or JEE (Advanced) 2017 will be held on May 21, 2017. For 2017, 20,000 more candidates will be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main), thus taking the total up to 2,20,000.
Further, as per the new guideline from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, OBC-NCL (other backward classes-non creamy layer) certificates issued after April 1 will be considered valid for JEE (Advanced) 2017, according to a faculty at IIT Madras.In addition, the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class XII for SC and ST candidates has been reduced from 70% to 65%.

Source: economictimes,

NEET-like single entrance test for engineering likely

Engineering colleges across the country may go the NEET way. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs engineering colleges, is contemplating making JEE-Main the single entrance test for undergraduate BE courses.

At present, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts JEE-Main for admissions to the premier IITs, National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology and other centrally funded institutes.

AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe told TOI on Tuesday some states are currently using JEE-Main as the entrance test to fill engineering seats in state colleges. “We are planning to make JEE-Main the single entrance test in the country. JEE-Main is based on the CBSE syllabus and different states are following different syllabi; so having a single entrance test for engineering is still in the planning stage.”

Like medical admissions, students end up writing multiple entrance tests for engineering courses too. Students in Karnataka write at least four entrance tests – CET, ComedK, JEE and entrance to various deemed universities.

Sahasrabudhe said AICTE panel will visit engineering colleges with a lack of infrastructure, low student strength, lack of faculty and equipment. If flaws are found, such colleges will be shut down.

“Some colleges approach us to shut due to poor student strength; we have eased this process also. Earlier, we were collecting Rs 3 lakh to approve closure of such colleges, now it’s cut to Rs 50,000. As per the new rule, the intake capacity of seats in engineering colleges, which don’t have accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), will not be increased, and AICTE will increase the intake capacity of engineering colleges which have NBA accreditation,” he said. At present, 15% of colleges have NBA accreditation.
Since not a single Indian engineering institute is among the top 100 institutes in the world, the HRD ministry has taken up a new initiative. Sahasrabudhe said the MHRD will identify 10 good private institutes and 10 government institutes, and provide funds and give freedom to improve aspects to become one among the top 100 institutes globally.
Source : Times of india

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