NTSE 2021 FAQs - National Talent Search Examination

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs nationwide. Its goal is to identify talented individuals and nurture them. This exam is carried out by the National Education Research and Training Council (NCERT) for Std. 10 students. The exam is carried out in two stages viz. Stage 1 (state / UT level) and stage 2 (national level). Every year, around 50 Lakh candidates apply for this program and 2000 applicants receive this scholarship. This article will provide all the details FAQs about the NTSE.

NTSE 2021 FAQs - National Talent Search Examination


What is the Ntse exam?
Answer : NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2021 is a national level exam conducted by the NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Education) to provide the scholarship to the deserved candidate. This exam serves the secondary level to identify and recognize students with high intellect and skills.


Who is eligible for an NTSE grant?
Answer : An Indian national candidate studying in Grade 10 in India or abroad can apply for NTSE. They receive a scholarship to continue their studies in India in upper secondary education, graduation, postgraduate and doctorate.


How many students are selected for an NTSE grant?
Answer : Each state and territory of the Union should select and recommend a set number (according to the state quota) of candidates for the national level exam to be carried out by NCERT for approximately 3000 candidates. However, the number of grants remained at 750, including 70 for SC / ST candidates.


What are the advantages of Ntse?
Answer : Advantages of an NTSE scholarship holder
The central government awards grants to NTSE scientists for the study of natural and social sciences up to the doctorate. 
Being an NTSE scholar gives you the highest confidence in passing such competitive exams in the future.


Who is entitled to NTSE 2021 Exam?
Answer : A candidate can only take the second level NTSE exam if he has achieved at least 60 percent (total) in the previous annual exam. iii. A candidate must appear in the NTS exam at a center in India at their own expense.


Is Ntse Difficult?
Answer : It is one of the most difficult high school exams that takes place in India and is held every year. Both phases of the NTSE exam include a large mental skills test and a school aptitude test.


How can I prepare for NTSE 2021?
Answer : To do this, you have to solve mock tests and NTSE papers from the previous year. Wake up and finish your morning activities (bend your brain and get ready to learn). To improve your concentration, meditate for 15 minutes a day and prepare for school. Pay close attention to what is taught in the class.


How can I get a scholarship in NTSE?
Answer : Students must qualify for Level I and Level II of the National Talent Search Exam to receive the NTSE grant amount. Every year, many students appeared for the NTSE exam for all states and UTs. NTSE 2020 will be carried out in two phases.


What is the date of the NTSE exam?
Answer : The result of NTSE 2020 Stage 1 was published on the official website. The NTSE 2020 Stage 2 Admit Card will be released in April 2020. The NTSE 2020 Stage 1 exam was held on November 2nd and 3rd, 2019 and the NTSE Stage 2 exam will be held on May 10th, 2020.


Which state has the toughest NTSE paper?
Answer : West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have the toughest level of Stage 1 paper. The work is very difficult compared to other state because it can be compared to the level of 11 and 12 science books.


What is the date of NTSE exam 2020?
Answer : The NTSE exam takes place in two phases; Phase 1 will begin on November 2, 3 and 17, 2019, while Phase 2 will run on May 10, 2020. The NTSE started in 1963 with the goal of identifying and nurturing talented students.


Can I crack NTSE?
Answer : To crack the NTSE exam within 2 months, students must follow the given NTSE preparation tips with the greatest concentration and dedication. Treat the NCERT class 9th and 10th syllabus. First, prepare the high-weight topics you can figure out by checking last year's papers.


What is NTSE Syllabus?
Answer : The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2020 syllabus is largely based on topics covered in grades 9 and 10. There are objective type questions for both papers, namely Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on relevant subjects.


How can I get good grades in NTSE?
Answer : Tips and tricks for preparation
  1. Understand the syllabus. Candidates must understand the syllabus well and highlight all important topics. ...
  2. Make a schedule / timetable. ...
  3. Practice sample papers. ...
  4. Review. ...
  5. Time management. ...
  6. NTSE Best books in preparation.
  7. Eat healthy, stay healthy.
  8. Pause while studying.


What are the qualifications for NTSE Stage 1?
Answer : NTSE Stage I qualifying grades are 40% for general category candidates and 32% for reserved category candidates. With a total of 200 questions in the exam, each question with 1 grade, the qualifying points come to 64 for reserved category students and 80 for non-reserved category students.


Can students of grade 12 appear for NTSE?
Answer : NTSE or National Talent Search exam is only conducted for grade 10 students (i.e., students studying in grade 10 and yet to appear for their board exam). So no, the NTSE exam is not for grade 12. If you want you can use KVPY (Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna) which is also made for grade 12 students


How long does the NTSE exam take?
Answer : There will be 100 questions in both MAT and SAT (Science-40, Maths-20, Social science-40). The duration of both exams is 2 hours or 120 minutes. With NTSE Stage 2 exam, there is no negative mark.


How important is NTSE exam?
Answer : Some colleges in India have reserved seats exclusively for NTSE scientists. This prestigious exam is your gateway to an excellent university in the future. NTSE scientists can take advantage of discounts on course materials and high school books, so that they can afford to buy some very important and expensive books.


Which subjects are included in the NTSE exam?
Answer : The NTSE syllabus for the subjects Mathematics, English, General Knowledge, Spiritual Ability, Science and Social Sciences.


Where is the NTSE exam held?
Answer :The state-level screening screening is conducted in all State / UTs on the first Sunday of November, except Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Meghalaya and Mizoram, where it is conducted on the first Saturday of November each year until and unless special circumstances arise occur.


How do I prepare for NTSE math?
Answer : Focus more on theoretical topics that include SST, Chemistry, Biology and some parts of physics. Mathematics hardly contributes to the SAT score and takes more time. If you scored well in other subjects, a score of 10-15 / 20 in math would be good enough to qualify. Not satisfied, read on.


Does NTSE have a negative marking in phase 1?
Answer: Stage-I is performed at state / UT level by the relevant authorities of the state / UT. Candidates must choose 1 language from English or Hindi to solve the paper. Each correct answer is given 1 grade and there is no negative rating at this stage.


How can I prepare for NTSE  in 3 months?
Answer : If you are in CBSE Board then go through your Class 9 and Class 10 books thoroughly and understand every concept. Then buy state boards for social studies, math and science. Again, go through the social science book thoroughly and stick with it.


How do I prepare for NTSE Stage 2?
Answer : NTSE preparation tips and strategy Step 2 - Students should reread NCERT class 9 and 10 books completely, as many questions are asked in NCERT books. Biology: The questions are expected to be long and more based on a language, so that students carefully understand the language of the questions.


Does NTSE Stage 2 2020 have negative markings?
Answer : In the Step 2 NTSE exam, there is no negative mark. Only candidates qualified in both jobs separately will be considered on merit.


Is the NTSE exam postponed?
Answer : NCERT postponed the NTSE exam due to the COVID pandemic. The new dates will be announced and available soon on the official NCERT website at ncert.nic.in. National Council for Educational Research and Training, NCERT has postponed the National Stage II Examination of Talent Research 2020 due to a blocked.


Is the NTSE exam for class 8?
Answer : NTSE has now been conducted for 8th grade students in the 10th grade previously. However, NCERT conducted 2 more exams for 10th grade students in 2007-2008, as it offered an opportunity to 9th and 10th grade students at the time.