National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2024: Registration, Syllabus, Exam Date

The National Council of Educational Research and Training has launched the National Talent Search examination to provide scholarships to the students of class 10th. Under the examination, monetary help will be provided to the talented student to continue their education without worrying about any financial hurdles. The students in eligibility criteria can easily apply under this scheme by visiting the official website. Check out more information related to the National Talent Search examination 2024 in the article given below.

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National Talent Search Exam NTSE
National Talent Search Exam NTSE

What Is National Talent Search Exam 2024?

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program that was started in India to identify talented students and provide financial help so that they can continue their education and pursue their talent. The scholarship is provided in various teams including science and also management and law. The National Talent Search Exam is organized by the NCERT to honor talented students and to provide them with a monthly scholarship so that they can kick start their careers in their specific departments. The scholarship is conducted for class 10th students and it has two stages. There are two papers conducted in this prestigious scholarship examination.

Also Read: Government Scholarships in India

Details Of NTSE Exam

Name National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
Launched byNational Council Of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Objectives Providing scholarship
Beneficiaries Students of class 10th
Official siteNTSE  

National Talent Search Exam Dates

EventsStage I DatesStage II Dates
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National Talent Search Exam Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria for both of the stages of the Scholarship exam:-

  • Stage 1 (State level examination)
    • The candidate must be a Class X student from any Government/ Private school in India.
    • There is no domicile restriction. The candidate can be from any State/Union Territory of India.
    • The candidates studying in open or distance learning are also eligible to write NTSE 2020, provided they are less than 18 years of age, not employed and are appearing for the Class X board examination for the first time.
  • Stage 2 (National level examination)
    • Only the students who qualified in stage 1 (state-level examination) are eligible to appear for the Stage 2 examination. The roll number, venue, date of examination details will be conveyed to the selected candidates by NCERT through its official website.
  • Students Studying Abroad
    • Indian students studying abroad in Class X or equivalent are eligible to write stage 2 (second level examination) directly and are exempted from the stage 1 examination.
    • The candidate must have scored 60% in the previous year’s annual examination.
    • He/She should appear for the examination in a centre in India.
    • The candidates must request through the Head of the Institution where he/she is studying, along with an attested copy of the Class IX mark sheet. The request should reach the Head, Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT, New Delhi by 31 December of the concerned year.
    • The selected candidate will receive the scholarship only if he/she decides to pursue studies in India

Also Check: Maths Talent Search Exam

 NTSE Examination Pattern 

To apply for the scholarship you must follow the following examination pattern:-

PapersMaximum MarksNumber of QuestionsTime Allotted
MAT100100120 minutes
SAT (Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences)100100120 Minutes 

Syllabus For Mental Ability Test (MAT)

You can check out the syllabus for the mental ability test in this scholarship scheme given below:-

Verbal and Non Verbal AnalogyVerbal and Non-Verbal Series
Alphabet and Number TestBlood Relations
Distance and DirectionPaper Cutting and Folding
Venn DiagramsMathematical Operations
Calendar, Time and ClockMissing Characters
Embedded FiguresRanking and Arrangements
Word ProblemsCube and Dice
Water and Mirror Images 

Syllabus For Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

The syllabus for the scholastic ability test for different subjects is mentioned below in the following tables:-

  • Science
PhysicsMagnetism and Electricity
Motion and Force
Work and Energy
The Universe
Light and Sound
Source of Energy
ChemistryAcid, Bases, Salt
Metals and Non-metals
Periodic Classification of Elements
Structure of Atom
Carbon and its Compounds
Physical and Chemical Changes
Fibers and Plastics
Life Processes
Heredity and Evolution
Food Production and Management
Plant and Animal Nutrition
Diversity in Living Organisms
Cellular Level of Organisation
Human Body
Some Common Diseases
Our Environment
  • Social Science 
HistoryFrench Revolution
Industrial Revolution
Mughal Empire
British Raj
Maurya Empire
Indian Freedom Struggle
Medieval Architecture and Culture
Early Medieval Period
Early States
Indus Valley Civilization
Conquerors from Distant Lands
Jainism and Buddhism
Popular Movements and Social Reforms
Nationalism in Various Countries
Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History
World War I and II
Vedic Period
New Empires and Kingdoms
World History
UN and International Agencies
Water Resources
Diversity and Livelihood
Resources and Development
Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks
Maps and Globe
Natural Vegetation
Our Country – India
The motion of the Earth
India and its Neighbors
Climate – India and World
Indian Physiographic Division
Drainage in India
Solar System
Major Domains and landforms
CivicsIndian Constitution
Local and State Government
Indian Government
  • Mathematics 
Arithmetic ProgressionsNumber Systems
PolynomialsReal Numbers
Quadratic EquationsPercentage
Square Roots and Cube RootsDirect and Inverse Variation
MensurationRational Numbers
Surface Areas and VolumesSimple and Compound Interest
Coordinate GeometryStatistics and Probability
Introduction to Euclid’s GeometryLinear Equations in Two Variables

National Talent Search Exam Marking Scheme

The marks will be given in this examination as per the following marking scheme:-

Stage 11 Mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
No negative marking for the wrong answer.
Stage 21 Mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
For every wrong answer, one-third of the marks will be deducted.
No negative marking for questions left unattempted.

NTSE Qualifying Marks

The candidates will have to score at least the following qualifying marks in order to be qualified for the scholarship:-

  • 40% Marks in each paper for General category students.
  • 32% Marks in each paper for SC, ST & PH category students.
National Talent Search Exam Reservation Details 

The following categories will get reservations under this scholarship:-

Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Person with Disability3%
Guidelines For National Talent Search Exam 

You must follow the following guidelines to be successfully elected to give this Scholarship exam:-

  • Candidates who are awarded the scholarship are allowed to pursue the approved courses in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, and Medical streams only. They should be willing to pursue higher education in India only
  • Candidates should be certified as maintaining good conduct at their school and should continue their higher education
  • They should not be absent from school without proper leave or informing the school authorities
  • The candidates should be full-time students and should not be working anywhere or getting a salary/stipend
  • If a candidate is getting scholarships under any other scheme as well, then he/she will have to decide which scholarship scheme he/she wants to continue with
  • If any candidate is getting any other scholarship then, his/her NTS Scholarship will be stopped for that year and can be continued only after he/she requests NCERT for resuming the scholarship; they have to discontinue benefits from other scholarship schemes
  • The candidates getting fee waivers/ one-time grants/fee subsidies and accommodation are eligible for NTSE Scholarship
  • If any candidate drops studies or discontinues his/her education within one year of admission, the scholarship will not be awarded to him/her
  • Candidates must clear all subjects of their course on the first attempt only. In case they fail to do so in any of the core subjects, their scholarship will be canceled.
  • Candidates must carry their admit cards, pencil, pen, and photo identity card to the examination hall.
  • All the candidates should reach the exam center at least 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the examination.
  • Any candidate who is late beyond 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam, will not be allowed to write it.
  • Electronic gadgets are not allowed in the examination center. 

Also Check: National Scholarship Exam NSE

Application Procedure National Talent Search Exam

The step by step procedure to apply for the scholarship is mentioned below:-

  • To apply for the scholarship, you will have to visit the NTSE website
  • The homepage of the organization will open on your screen.
Application Procedure National Talent Search Exam
National Talent Search Exam Official Website
  • You have to click on the NTSE option displayed on the home screen.
  • A new page will open on your screen where you will have to fill up the application form with your specific details.
  • Upload all of the documents and pay the application fees.
  • Submit the form and download the duly filled application form and submit it at your school.
  • The application form will be then forwarded to the concerned authorities.

NTSE State Wise Official Links

You can check out the state-wise official website for the scheme through the table given below:-

State/UTOfficial WebsiteDetails of State Liaison officer
Arunachal Pradesh Oyi BorangTatakDeputy Director(NTSE)Directorate of Secondary EducationGovt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.Contact Details 0360-2290307E-Mail Address
Assam RumiChoudhuryDeputy Directorof Secondary EducationAssamDirectorate of Secondary EducationAssam.Kahilipara RoadKahilipara, GuwahatiPin – 781019Contact Details 0361-2381657E-Mail Address
Manipur Ch. ShachiAdditional Director (S/V)Directorate of Education (Schools),Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004Contact Details 0385-2411095E-Mail Address
Meghalaya Margarette C. BlahSelection Grade LecturerDirectorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya)Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500Email:
Mizoram ZohminglianiDeputy DirectorS.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl,Mizoram-796012Contact Details 0389-2347790E-Mail Address
Nagaland WoshamoResearch AssociateSCERT, Nagaland, KohimaContact Details 0370-2270160E-Mail Address
Sikkim Bilal PrabhakarDeputy Director (Scholarship)Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)Ph: 03592-201029 03592-220903Email:
Tripura DattaDeputy DirectorState Council of Educational Research and Training, AbhoyNagar, Agartala,Tripura(West)-799005Contact Details 0381-2354209E-Mail Address
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Joshi PhilipIncharge (NTSE)State Institute of EducationShikshaSadan, Link Road, port BlairSouth Andaman-744101Contact Details 03192-232730E-Mail Address
Bihar Giriwar Dayal Singh(I.A.S)S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar)Contact Details 0612-2370783E-Mail Address
Jharkhand Academic CouncilRanchi,GyandeepCampus,Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010Contact Details 0651-2261183E-Mail Address
Odisha Minakshi PandaNodal Officer, NTS/NMMSTE & S.C.E.R.T.Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001,Odisha-Mail Address
West Bengal ChinmoyeePattanayakDeputy Director of school education (Basic)Directorate of School EducationBikasBhawan, 7th Floor,East Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata700091 (West Bengal)Contact Details 033-23348005E-Mail Address
Chandigarh Manu Sharma(Lecturer)SCERT (UT)Sector 32 C,ChandigarhContact Details 0172-2676011E-Mail Address
New Delhi Chandra Vashishth Science & TV Branch, Old GargiCollegeBuilding, Lajpat Nagar-IV, NewDelhi-110024Contact Details 011-26280413E-Mail Address
Jammu & Kashmir Aliya QayoomAssistant Director(Srinagar)J K BoseJammu & Kashmir-190018.Mr. Suresh Kumar GouriaAcademic Officer(Jammu)Contact Details 0191-2494522E-Mail Address
Haryana Sunil VashishtaLecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-122001 (Haryana)Ph: 0124-2321909Email:
Himachal Pradesh Rajni SankhyanAssociate ProfessorS.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh)Ph: 0179-227135Email:
Punjab Rumkeet KaurLecturer in MathState Institute of Science Education, PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), PunjabPh: 0172-2212221Email:
Rajasthan Rajendra Kumar SaxenaAssistant Director Exam,Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001Ph: 0145-2632877Email:
Uttar Pradesh ChandraDirector,Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)Ph: 7376270563Email:
Uttarakhand Harish Chandra BadoniLecturerState Council of Educational Research and Training, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, UttarakhandPh: 0135-2789655, 2789710Email:
Chhattisgarh Prasun SarkarProfessor,State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001. Ph: 0771-2442241, 2443596Email:
Daman & Diu Salim A. DingankerState Liaison OfficerNTS/NMMSDepartment of Education,Building No. 5, Second Floor,PWD Office Campus,Silvassa-396230Contact Details 9724507337E-Mail Address
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Salim Dinganker,State Liaison Officer,NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa-396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar HaveliPh: 09724507337Email:
Goa Jaywant Waman Naik,Vocational Education Officer,Directorate of Education, State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-403521 (Goa)Ph: 0832-2417276 0832-2413649Email:,
Gujarat Pandya DevdattBalvantrayAssistant SecretaryGujarat State Examination Board,Opp. Government Library,Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021Contact Details 079-23248462E-Mail Address
Madhya Pradesh ShrivastavController (NTSE)RajyaShiksha Kendra,PustakBhawan “B” Wing, AreraHills,Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)Contact Details 0755-2559952E-Mail Address,
Maharashtra JagtapChairman & Nodal Officer(NTSE)Maharashtra State Council ofExaminations 17-Dr. AmbedkarRoad,Pune-411001 (Maharashtra)Contact Details 020- 26123067E-Mail Address
Andhra Pradesh Vara LakshmiDeputy Commissioner &Liaison OfficerOffice of The Directorof Govt. Examinations, D.No.20-124, Beside SPNRCH HighSchoolOpp. Andhra Hospitals,Gollapudi,Vijayawada AndhraPradesh- 521225E-Mail Address
Karnataka VDirectorKarnataka Board of SecondaryEducation6th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram,Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003Contact Details 080-23341615E-Mail Address
Kerala, Poojappura,ThiruvananthapuramKerala-695012Contact Details 0471-2346113, 0471-2516354E-Mail Address
Lakshadweep Showkath Ali AAssistant – Education OfficerDepartment of EducationKavaratti,UT of Lakshadweep-682555Contact Details 04896-263825E-Mail Address
Puducherry KuppusamyLiaison OfficerDirectorate of School Education,PerunthalaivarKamarajarcent.Edu.Complex, Anna NagarPuducherry-605005Contact Details 0413-2207260E-Mail Address
Tamil Nadu V.M. PrabhakaranDeputy DirectorDirectorate of Govt. Examinations,College Road, Nungambakkam,Chennai-600006Contact Details 044-28203089E-Mail Address
Telangana VijayabharathiDeputy Commissioner forGovernment ExaminationsOffice of Director of GovernmentExaminations Chapel Road,Nampally, Hyderabad,Telangana-500001Contact Details 09177002454E-Mail Address

NTSE Exam Center 

The scholarship exam will be conducted in the following examination center:-

State/UTExam Centre(s)/Venue
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsKV No 2, Raksha Vihar, Minnie Bay
Andhra PradeshKV, Gandhi Gram Post, Malkapuram, Visakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshKV No 2,  Itanagar, Chimpu Post, Arunachal Pradesh
AssamKV CRPF Mile Amerigog, Kamrup, Guwahati
BiharKV no 1, Lohiya Nagar, Near Heart Hospital, Kankarbagh, Patna
ChandigarhKV, ASF High Grounds, Chandigarh
ChhattisgarhKV No 2,  Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar, Sector 4, Raipur
Dadra & Nagar HaveliKV, Government High School Campus, Silvassa
DelhiKV No 3, Ringroad, Near Seema Sadak Bhawan
GoaKV, INS Mandovi, Panjim
GujaratKV No 1, Near Police Commissioner’s Office, Shahi Baug, Ahmedabad
HaryanaKV No 1, AFS, Sector 14, Old Delhi Road, Gurugram
Himachal PradeshKV No 1, Dharamshala Cantt, Kangra
Jammu and KashmirKV No 1,  Gandhinagar, Jammu
JharkhandKV CCL, Rajendra Nagar, Ranchi
KarnatakaKV, ASC Center, Victoria Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
KeralaKV No 3, Port Trust, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Ernakulam
LakshadweepKV, Kavaratti
Madhya PradeshKV No 1, Opp Central India Flour Mill, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal
MaharashtraKV, Bhandup, LBS Marg, Kanjurmarg WestKV, BEG, Near Deccan College, Pune
ManipurKV No 1, Lamphelpat, Imphal
MeghalayaKV, Happy Valley, Shillong
MizoramKV, Project Pushpak Zemabawk, Aizawl
NagalandKV, CRPF Camp, Lerie Hill, Kohima, Nagaland
OdishaKV No 1,  Unit 9, Near Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar
PuducherryKV, IIT Campus, Chennai
PunjabKV, ASF High Grounds, Chandigarh
RajasthanKV  No 1, Bajaj Nagar, Opp Tonk Phatak, Jaipur
SikkimKV, Post Tadong, Middil, Siyari, Gangtok
Tamil NaduKV,  IIT Campus, Chennai
TelanganaKV No 1,  Langer House, Golconda, Hyderabad
TripuraKV (GC) CRPF, Adarani, Salbagan, Agartala
UttarakhandKV ONGC, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun
West BengalKV, Ballygunge, Circular Road, Kolkata
Uttar PradeshKV, Lucknow CanttKV, New Cantt, VD Road, Allahabad
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National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2024 FAQs
What is the National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2024?

The National Talent Search Exam is the scholarship which will be provided to the students of class 10th to continue their education.

How to register under the National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2024?

The candidates can register under this scheme by visiting

What is the syllabus of the National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2024?

The syllabus of this examination is mentioned above.

Who to contact when facing any issues under the National Talent Search Exam NTSE 2024?

Applicants can contact on the helpline numbers which are mentioned above.

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