Monday 23 April 2018
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Waiting for your NTSE Result? Know Selection Process

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is conducted by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training).NTSE offers around 1,000 scholarships every year to the students of class 10th. NTSE Examination is for secondary school students only. Students can check previous year’s NTSE Result and cut off to get an estimate of NTSE cut off 2018.

  • Application form for NTSE 2018 will be tentatively available in the month of September, 2018.
  • There are two stages for NTSE, viz stage 1 and stage 2.
  • Stage 1 is a state level exam and stage 2 is a national level exam.
  • The application form for NTSE Stage-1 Exam canbe obtained through your school.
  • There is no application form for stage 2.
  • Students who will score marks more than the required marks in this NTSE exam, will be allowed to sit in NTSE Stage-2 Exam.
  • The students who score more than the cut off marks declared by NCERT will be selected for NTSE Scholarship.
  • The NTSE Stage-1 2018 exam will be conducted in the month of November, 2018.

About NTSE Examination

The guidelines for NTSE examination is laid by the exam conducting body i.e. NCERT.

  • As per this prepared procedure, the scholars will be selected on the basis of marks secured in NTSE exam only.
  • The main aim of NCERT is to find talented students and help them to grow in the right direction.
  • NTSE exam is divided into two stages:

NTSE Stage-1 Exam: It is a state-level exam. This stage aims at picking the talented students from their respective states. Students who will score marks more than the required marks in this NTSE exam, are allowed to sit in NTSE Stage-2 Exam.

NTSE Stage-2 Exam: NTSE 2018 stage 2 exam is a national-level exam. This exam is the last round of NTSE examination. The students who score more than the cut off marks declared by NCERT are selected for NTSE Scholarship.

About NTSE Scholarship

Thought the amount of scholarship varies, but 1,000 scholarships will be awarded under the NTSE criteria. You may read them below:

  • INR 1250 per month for Class 11th and 12th level
  • INR 2000 per month for UG and PG level
  • Amount for Ph.D to be fixed in accordance with UGC norms
Stage of Exam Amount (per month)
Class XI & XII INR 1,250 
UG & PG INR 2,000
Ph.D According to UGC norms

NTSE Reservation

Scholarships in NTSE are reserved for candidates from different categories. They are given below:

Category NTSE Reservation
SC 15{0d94de9552dea75c7212c1618f5a5052d5aa1b75dca4a57c0d3142ab26f3868a}
ST 7.5{0d94de9552dea75c7212c1618f5a5052d5aa1b75dca4a57c0d3142ab26f3868a}
PwD 3{0d94de9552dea75c7212c1618f5a5052d5aa1b75dca4a57c0d3142ab26f3868a}

NTSE Scholarships of Previous Years

We have compiled the category-wise data for all the candidates who were granted scholarships by NCERT in 2016 and 2015. Check the numbers below:

NTSE 2016

Category Number of students selected
General 775
SC 150
ST 50

NTSE 2015

Category Number of students selected
General 775
SC 68
ST 14

Hence, it can be concluded from the above data that the number of students selected from general category were the highest (775) in both the years. The least number of students got selected from ST Category, 50 in 2016 and 14 in 2015.

NTSE Cut Off of Previous Year

Given below is the table which shows the NTSE cut off of the year 2016 for different categories, viz General, ST, SC and PH. Students can get a fair idea of what will be the estimated cut off of NTSE 2018.


NTSE Cut off (Category-wise)

Category NTSE Cut Off 2016
General 85.09
ST 52. 12
SC 56.43
PH 53.47

From NTSE stage I, as many as 4000 candidates are shortlisted for national level stage II scholarship examination. NCERT shortlists candidates on the basis cut off of NTSE after announcement of stage II examination.