NTSE FAQs 2022

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an examination conducted to provide scholarships for deserving candidates. Stage – I of the examination is conducted by all the States/ Union Territories of India. All the candidates who score the minimum required marks are selected for Stage – II. The Stage – II examination is conducted by NCERT. All the queries regarding the examination are clarified here. NTSE FAQ 2022

NTSE 2022 Overview

Full Exam Name National Talent Search Examination
Short Exam Name NTSE
Conducting Body National Council Of Educational Research and Training
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Matriculate
Languages Assamese, Bengali +11 More
Mode of Application Offline
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 4 Hours

NTSE FAQ 2022 is given below for better clarification of doubts regarding the examination

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is this scheme about?

Answer: This scheme aims at providing scholarships to talented students.

Q2: How old is this scheme?

Answer: This scheme was started in the year 1963 by NCERT.

Q3: How long does it take for the successful candidates to receive the scholarships?

Answer: The awardees studying in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Commerce, Languages, Vocational Studies and Fine Arts are eligible to receive a scholarship up to PhD level, whereas the awardees studying professional courses in medicines, engineering, technology, management and law are eligible to receive the scholarship up to second-degree level.

Q4: How are talented students identified?

Answer: The two-tier examination process helps in identifying talented students.

Q5: What is the two-tier examination scheme?

Answer: This is a scheme in which the examination is conducted in 2 stages.

Q6: Who conducts the first level examination?

Answer: NTSE Stage I is conducted by the states and union territories. The purpose of the first level examination is to screen the candidates for the second level examination conducted by NCERT.

Q7: Who conducts the second level examination?

Answer: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts the second stage of the examination.

Q8: What is the criterion for selection to stage-II examination?

Answer: There is quota earmarked for all the states/Union Territories. The state quota is computed on the basis of the student’s enrolment at the secondary level 

Q9: Who can appear for NTSE Stage -I?

Answer: The NTSE can be taken by students currently in Class X.

Q10: Is this scheme available for other class students also?

Answer: No

Q11: How many scholarships are awarded every year?

Answer: Every year 1000 scholarships are available.

Q12: Is there any reservation for scholarships?

Answer: Yes, there are reservations for SC and ST candidates.

Q13: Does the scheme have the provision of reservation for physically challenged students?

Answer: Yes, there is a provision of 3% reservation for physically challenged students.

Q14: Are there any eligibility conditions for appearing in the screening examination like qualifying percentage of marks in the previous year annual examination etc?

Answer: Eligibility criteria for stage 1 varies for different states. The State/ UT may impose any eligibility condition for appearing in Stage I examination.

Q15: When will the notification be given?

Answer: For Stage I examination advertisement is released in the month of July – August.

Q16: Where can I get the application for Stage I?

Answer: You should contact the Liaison Officer of the State/UT. Address of Liaison Officers is mentioned on the NCERT website.

Q17: Do all the states/ UTs conduct Stage I examination every year?

Answer: Yes, each state/UT conducts its own stage I examination.

Q18: When is the Stage I examination held?

Answer: The Stage I examination is conducted on the second Sunday of January except for a few places like Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar islands, Meghalaya and Mizoram. In these places, it is conducted on the second Saturday of January

Q19: When to appear for Stage I NTSE 2022?

Answer: The examination is held in the month of January, for which the application form is given in the month of Oct-Nov (as per advertisement of each State/ UT).

Q20: Should we apply through school or directly?

Answer: The application form should be submitted after getting it duly signed by the Principal of the school before the due date.

Q21: If I have some queries regarding the Stage I examination whom should I contact?

Answer: Liaison Officer of the particular State/ UT.

Q22: Can the application form be sent directly to NCERT?

Answer: No, the application form should be submitted to the Liaison Officer.

Q23: What will be the medium of examination for Stage I?

Answer: The medium of the examination shall be as announced by the State/UT.

Q24: Is there any fee for appearing for Stage I examination?

Answer: Each State/ UT has its own rules with respect to charging of fee. It has to be checked in the advertisement.

Q25: Are the marks scored in Stage I examination added to the Stage II examination conducted by NCERT?

Answer: No

Q26: Is there any fee for appearing in the National Level Examination?

Answer: No fee is charged for NTSE Stage-II Examination.

Q27: I have cleared Stage I examination. Should I fill another form for Stage-II examination?

Answer: No, you need not fill another form for Stage-II examination.

Q28: Whom should I contact for Roll Number for the Stage II examination?

Answer: NCERT will send the Roll Number and venue details by speed post.

Q29: What is the syllabus for NTSE examination?

Answer: There is no prescribed syllabus. However, the standard of examination shall be conforming to the secondary level.

Q30: How many papers will be there in Stage II?

Answers: For Stage II NTSE there are three papers. Mental Ability Test (MAT) of 50 questions, Language of 50 questions and Scholastic Aptitude Test of 100 questions.

Q31: Is there negative marking?

Answer: Yes, there is negative marking. For each wrong attempt, ⅓th marks will be deducted.

Q32: Language test is conducted in how many languages?

Answer: It is conducted in Hindi and English. Candidates must choose between these two languages.

Q33: Is there any interview in the examination schedule?

Answer: There is no interview.

Q34: How will I come to know about the results?

Answer: Results will be uploaded on the NCERT website. Only the selected candidate will receive the results from NCERT through speed post also.

Q35: Is there any provision for rechecking or re-totalling?

Answer: No, there is no provision for rechecking or re-totalling.

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