National Talent Search Examination(NTSE)

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program in India to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent. It is one of the most prestigious exams in India. Close to 1,500,000 students appear in this scholarship exam every year, and 1,000 scholarships are awarded.


Only students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process.

Exam date

Usually, 1st round of the written exam is conducted on 3rd Sunday of November every year.

National level examination

Students who qualifies first stage are eligible to appear for the national level examination (about top 4000+ students from the entire country). The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates. Students studying overseas but are Indian citizens can participate in NTSE second stage directly.

  • Part-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT) + Language (English / Local Language)
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


The students who qualify second stage are eligible for scholarship. The amount of scholarship has been enhanced to Rs.500/- per month for all the students and starts immediately after the result.