About NTSE Exam 2022
National Talent Search Examination is a National-Level exam and it is popularly known as NTSE. Every year, the NTS examination is conducted by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) to offer accomplishments to the commendable students studying in class 10th. NTS Exam is conducted only once in a year in two different Stages- Stage I and II for 10th standard students only.
In this article, we have discussed NTSE 2022 Exam in great detail. Interested candidates are suggested to have a nice look at it.
NTSE Exam 2022 Exam Basic Info
The table below lists the basic details of NTSE 2022 Exam.
|Exam Name||National Talent Search Examination|
|The conducting body||Stage 1 by respective states/UTsStage II by NCERT|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Class level||Class 10th|
|Number of Vacancies||2000|
|Amount of Scholarship||INR 1250 per month for Class 11-12INR 2000 per month for UG and PG levelAs per UGC norms for research level|
|Level of Scholarship||Up to Ph.D.|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Papers||MAT & SAT|
|Duration of Exam||120 minutes for each paper|
|Helpline||Phone number – 011-26560464e-mail – [email protected]|
NTSE Exam 2022 Important Dates
Candidates who are willing to take part in NTSE 2022 can check the table below for all the important dates. Dates provided below are tentative and subject to change.
Tentative Exam Schedule
|Events||Stage I dates||Stage II dates|
|NTSE application starts from||October 2021||No registration required|
|Releasing date of NTSE Admit card||November 2021||By the third week of May 2022|
|Exam dates of NTSE||December 2021||June 2022|
|Declaration of NTSE Result||January – March 2022||October 2022|
NTSE Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria
There are certain conditions laid out by NCERT that one should keep in mind before applying for the exam. NTSE Eligibility Criteria for each stage differ. The detailed criteria are provided below.
- Candidates must be an Indian national.
- Candidates must be studying in class 10 in a recognized private or government school in India.
- Unemployed candidates below the age of 18, studying in class 10 from open or distance learning are also eligible to apply.
- States or UTs may lay down some more conditions such as minimum qualifying marks in the previous class, age limit, etc.
- The aspirants will not be qualified for the second stage if they will not meet the sectional cutoff in stage 1 (even after meeting the overall cutoff score).
- The Indian students (who are studying abroad), should send the attested copy of the class 9 marksheet to the head of the Educational Survey Division, NCERT.
Required Minimum Qualifying Score in Class 9
|State||Minimum qualifying Marks (For General Category)||Minimum qualifying Marks (For Reserved Category)|
|Jammu & Kashmir||60%||55%|
NTSE 2022 Reservation Criteria
There are provisions of reservation in NTSE 2022 as per government of India norms:
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||27%|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||4%|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10%|
NTSE 2022 Exam Pattern
NTSE Exam is conducted in two stages i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1 is a state-level examination conducted by authorities of various states and union territories. Stage 2 is a national level examination conducted by NCERT for Stage 1 qualifiers and Indian nationals studying abroad as they are exempted from the stage 1 exam. The pattern for both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 exams is the same.
- NTSE Exam is an offline test. Candidates have to mark their answers in OMR sheets.
- The exam is divided into two papers. Paper 1 is Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Paper 2 is Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
- The medium of the Stage 1 exam is specified by respective state authorities while Stage 2 exam is offered in Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu language.
- There is no negative marking applicable in NTSE 2021.
NTSE Exam Pattern for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 are explained below:
|NTSE Papers||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper 1 – MAT||100||100||120 Minutes|
|Paper 2 – SAT||100 (Science-40, Math-20, Social Science-40)||100||120 Minutes|
Syllabus for NTSE Exam
- The syllabus of NTSE is based on 10 curricula of NCERT.
- Students are advised to go through every topic while preparing for the exam.
- NTSE consists of multiple-choice questions which are asked from the subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, General Knowledge, and Mental Ability syllabus.
- Following is the detailed explanation of all the topics of different subjects along with the weight-age of the particular topic:
Syllabus of Part 1 – Mental Ability Test (MAT)
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Analogy||Verbal and Non-Verbal Series||Water and Mirror Images|
|Classification||Coding-Decoding||Cube and Dice|
|Alphabet and Number Test||Blood Relations||Word Problems|
|Distance and Direction||Paper Cutting and Folding||Ranking and Arrangements|
|Venn Diagrams||Mathematical Operations||Embedded Figures|
|Calendar, Time, and Clock||Missing Characters||–|
Syllabus of Part 2 – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
This section is divided into 3 sections:
- Mathematics: There will be 20 questions from this section in the SAT.
- Social Science: There will 40 questions asked from this section.
- Science: From this section, candidates will face at least 40 questions.
NTSE Exam 2022 Application Process
Candidates can fill the application form through both the online and offline modes. The application form will be distributed separately by different states. The last date of application submission also varies from state to state.
- Some general guidelines regarding the form filling process are as discussed below.
- If downloading, then while taking the printout use legal 8.5” * 14” size paper.
- Application form available online or with State/ UT liaison officer is only applicable for the Stage 1 exam.
- Candidates have to pay the application fee as prescribed by their respective State/UT.
- While filling NTSE 2022 Application Form candidates or the principal have to leave the 4-digit center code blank, this has to be filled by the liaison officer or concerned district officer, or center superintendent.
- Candidates must download the application form available on the official NCERT website.
- After filling in all fields, the applicant must get the form signed by the principal of his school.
- Then the application form must be submitted to the State Liaison Officer before the last date of submission.
Indian Students Studying Abroad
- Such candidates can directly apply for Stage 2 of the NTSE exam.
- The application form will have to be downloaded from the website.
- The duly filled in application must be sent with a photocopy of the mark sheet of the previous exam.
NTSE 2022 Application Fees
- Application fees of the aspirants are dependent upon the respective states and Union territories.
- The candidates will not need to pay the entrance fee for the National Level Examination.
Around 2000 scholarships are awarded for each stage of education. These stages are:
- For Class XI to Class XII, a scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month is provided.
- For Undergraduates and Postgraduates, a scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month is provided.
- For Ph.D., the scholarship amount is fixed as per the UGC norms.
NTSE 2022 Exam Centers
NTSE 2021 exam is conducted in various states and union territories. Candidates have to indicate their preferred exam center at the time of filling up the NTSE Application Form. The address of the allotted exam center will be mentioned on the admit card. Below is the list of exam centers for the NTSE 2021 examination:
|States/ UTs||Exam Centre Venue|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||KV No 2, Raksha Vihar, Minnie Bay|
|Andhra Pradesh||KV, Gandhi Gram Post, Malkapuram, Visakhapatnam|
|Arunachal Pradesh||KV No 2, Itanagar, Chimpu Post, Arunachal Pradesh|
|Assam||KV CRPF 9 Mile Amerigog, Kamrup, Guwahati|
|Bihar||KV No 1, Lohiya Nagar, Near Heart Hospital, Kankarbagh, Patna|
|Chandigarh||KV, ASF High Grounds, Chandigarh|
|Chhattisgarh||KV No 2, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar, Sector 4, Raipur|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||KV, Government High School Campus, Silvassa|
|Delhi||KV No 3, Ringroad, Near Seema Sadak Bhawan|
|Goa||KV, INS Mandovi, Panjim|
|Gujarat||KV No 1, Near Police Commissioner’s Office, Shahi Baug, Ahmedabad|
|Haryana||KV No 1, AFS, Sector 14, Old Delhi Road, Gurugram|
|Himachal Pradesh||KV, Dharamshala Cantt, Kangra|
|Jammu & Kashmir||KV No 1, Gandhinagar, Jammu|
|Jharkhand||KV CCL, Rajendra Nagar, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||KV, ASC Centre, Victoria Road, Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Kerala||KV No 3, Port Trust, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Ernakulam|
|Madhya Pradesh||KV No 1, Opp Central India Flour Mill, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal|
|Maharashtra||KV, Bhandup, LBS Marg, Kanjurmarg West|
|Maharashtra||KV, BEG, Near Deccan College, Pune|
|Manipur||KV No 1, Lamphelpat, Imphal|
|Meghalaya||KV, Happy Valley, Shillong|
|Mizoram||KV, Project Pushpak Zemabawk, Aizawl|
|Nagaland||KV, CRPF Camp, Lerie Hill, Kohima, Nagaland|
|Odisha||KV No 1, Unit 9, Near Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar|
|Puducherry||KV, IIT Campus, Chennai|
|Punjab||KV, ASF High Grounds, Chandigarh|
|Rajasthan||KV No 1, Bajaj Nagar, Opp Tonk Phatak, Jaipur|
|Sikkim||KV, Post Tadong, Middil, Siyari, Gangtok|
|Tamil Nadu||KV, IIT Campus, Chennai|
|Telangana||KV No 1, Langer House, Golconda, Hyderabad|
|Tripura||KV (GC) CRPF, Adarani, Salbagan, Agartala|
|Uttarakhand||KV ONGC, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun|
|Uttar Pradesh||KV, Lucknow Cantt|
|Uttar Pradesh||KV, New Cantt, VD Road, Allahabad|
|West Bengal||KV, Ballygunge, Circular Road, Kolkata|
This article discusses NTSE 2022 Exam in details. Every candidate is suggested to go through the aforementioned information very carefully. It is hoped that the contents of this article result to be helpful to all the candidates.