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What is National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2018-19?

The National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2018-19 organised by NCERT is open for students currently studying in class 10. This program is meant to identify and nurture talent through financial support provided at various stages of education. The exam will be conducted at two levels: state and national.

Who is offering this scholarship ?

This scholarship is being offered by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

All students of class 10 studying in recognised schools are eligible for the Stage-I examination irrespective of their domicile. The students selected after Stage-I will be eligible for Stage-II examination.

What are the benefits ?

About 1000 scholarships will be disbursed to the students selected after the two-level examination. The benefits of the scholarship will be awarded for different stages of education in the following way:

  • For class 11 to 12, an amount of INR 1250 per month will be awarded.
  • For undergraduates and postgraduates, an amount of INR 2000 per month will be awarded.
  • For PhD, the amount will be in accordance with the UGC norms.

How can you apply ?

Follow the below steps to apply for NTSE 2018-19:

Step 1: Look out for state-level notification by respective state/UT government in the newspapers or circulars in the school.
Step 2: Contact the respective state liaison officer to get the application form.
Step 3: Fill in the application form.
Step 4: Get it signed by the school Principal.
Step 5: Submit the duly filled application along with the examination fee (if applicable) to the address provided by the Liaison Officer of the state.

The contact details of the concerned liaison officers for various states and union territories can be found here.

Note:  The fee charged for the Stage-I examination will be notified by the states and UTs itself. There will be no charge for the Stage-II examination.

Main Website of this scholarship : http://ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/index_talent.html