National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), established in the year 1963, is a national level examination conducted by the National Counselling of Educational, Research, and Training (NCERT). National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) was started for the identification of talented students to award them scholarships.
Earlier the scholarships were awarded to students to pursue education only in basic sciences up to doctoral level. However, with the passage of time and several modifications in schemes, it is now awarded to other streams as well such as Arts, Humanities and Commerce.
Around 1000 Scholarships are provided every year, out of which 25% are reserved for SC, ST, and PWD candidates. From 2019, 27% will be reserved for OBC. The examination is conducted in two phases for class X students.
NTSE is divided into two stages: NTSE Stage 1 and NTSE Stage 2
NTSE stage 1 consists of 3 parts. The total marking scheme is of 150 Marks.
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